First flight for returning Egyptians violating residency permits in Kuwait this week: Embassy
MENA, Monday 4 May 2020

The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait announced operating this week the first flight for bringing home Egyptians violating residency permits in Kuwait.

In a statement - a copy of which MENA received - the embassy said it had followed up the acts of riots in makeshift camps yesterday, hailing Kuwait's wise handling of the situation.

The embassy said officials from the consulate were sent to the makeshift camp to call on Egyptian expats to avoid being engaged in any problems.

The Kuwaiti interior ministry said on Monday that authorities broke up riots by a group of Egyptian workers demanding repatriation back home at shelters designated for those who had violated their residency. Several people were arrested according to the statement.

The officials asserted that Egyptian Ambassador in Kuwait Tareq el Qoni is ready to receive any of the Egyptians violating residency permits at any time.

The embassy is preparing flights to send home residency violators, the statement said.

Two flights will be operated this week to bring women, children and elderly people back home, the embassy said, noting that all returnees will be quarantined.