Egyptian nationals from Ukraine via Poland pose for an image before boarding the plane from Chopin International Airport in the capital Warsaw. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Embassy in Poland Facebook page.
The embassy called on all citizens who crossed the Ukrainian-Polish borders to urgently contact its hotlines to arrange their return to Cairo on more upcoming flights for free.
The embassy stressed that the Polish government gave a 15-day stay period for foreigners escaping war-ravaged Ukraine to Poland.
Egyptian nationals escaping from Ukraine and willing to return to Egypt should contact the embassy in Warsaw on +48514154166 (phone calls & WhatsApp) or +48516459923 (WhatsApp) or +48511538378 (phone calls only), the embassy said.
Prior to the Russian invasion, around 6,000 Egyptians lived in Ukraine, including 3,000 students.
Since the Russian invasion, Egypt has repatriated more than 550 citizens who had fled to Ukraine’s neighbour countries after launching an air bridge to bring nationals home.
On Tuesday, Egypt repatriated 71 Egyptian nationals from Bratislava, Slovakia.
Earlier last week, Air Cairo flew home 350 Egyptian nationals who escaped Ukraine to Poland.
Egypt also repatriated 175 expats from Romania and 30 from Hungary.