Egypt to operate two special flights to repatriate nationals from Washington DC this week

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 May 2020

The flights will take place on Wednesday and Sunday

Special flights will take place on Wednesday and Sunday to repatriate Egyptians from Washington DC, according to a statement from the Egyptian embassy to the US.
National flagship airliner EgyptAir will be assigned with charging passengers for the obligatory 14-day quarantine, which usually takes place in hotels in the Red Sea town of Marsa Alam.
The government requires returnees to sign a written acknowledgement that they agree to be quarantined before boarding the flights.
Around 300 Egyptians arrived in Marsa Alam from Washington on Sunday in another such flight.
The EgyptAir flight, the sixth such flight from Washington, arrived at Marsa Alam International Airport at around 8am.
Egypt began repatriating its nationals in March after many countries, including Egypt itself, started to shut their airspace to commercial flights.
The country is keeping its airspace open to inbound charter flights and special flights to transport outbound passengers, and to cargo and domestic flights.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said last week that authorities are hoping to repatriate all nationals stuck abroad before the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr, which is set to begin on 23 May.
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