Egypt has set Thursday 15 July as the deadline for Egyptians stranded in the UAE to register their data with the Ministry of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs to return home via the Emirati airlines.
Over 1,900 Egyptian workers who were enroute to Saudi Arabia via the United Arab Emirates found themselves stranded in the UAE as the kingdom suspended the entry of non-citizens travelling from Ethiopia, the UAE, Vietnam, and Afghanistan over coronavirus concerns.
The Saudi decision went into effect on 4 July, with no date set for lifting the restrictions, according to the Saudi official press agency.
Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram said on Monday that Fly Dubai had set July 15 as the deadline for receiving requests from Egyptians stranded in the UAE due to their inability to continue their trip to Saudi Arabia because of new travel restrictions issued by the Saudi authorities.
She added that cooperation is underway with the ministries of tourism and civil aviation, Dubai’s government, and the three airlines to sort out the problem, commending the commitment of about 38 travel companies to facilitate the return of stranded citizens and relieving them of additional financial burden.
Stranded Egyptians who traveled via UAE airlines should register their trip details, especially the number of their tickets and the name of the airliner on the ministry's link.