FILE – Cairo International Airport
CAIRO – 17 June 2020: An EgyptAir flight and three Air Cairo flights brought home on Tuesday June 16 a total of 822 Egyptian expats who were working in Qatar, and arrived in Muscat on an Omani airline to transit.
An Air Cairo flight landed in Cairo International Airport on Sunday June 15 evening carrying from Oman 170 Egyptians who were stranded in Qatar.
The flight is within an air bridge operated by Egypt to bring home 3,000 citizens stuck in Qatar through Oman, where they arrive on an Omani airline. Those are carried daily to the Egyptian capital on 2 two flights operated by EgyptAir and Air Cairo.
Since international aviation has been suspended on March 19, more than 30,000 Egyptians have been brought home on exceptional flights. The beginning was with stranded citizens who were in visits or temporary stays in foreign countries. Currently, the repatriation of expats who have been terminated, particularly in Gulf countries, is underway.
Repatriated citizens used to be quarantined in Marsa Alam hotels at their own expense and university dorms at the state's expense for 14 days but now they have to self-isolate at home for the same duration.