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CAIRO – 23 June 2020: Cairo International Airport received on Tuesday six exceptional flights repatriating around 857 Egyptian expats from Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Yemen.
Two flights were operated by Air Cairo to Jeddah and Nairobi, and another was operated by Fly Nas to Dammam. Each carried home 174 nationals. Nile Air brought home 161 Egyptians from Jeddah, while Nesma Airlines brought back 140 others from Al-Jawf. Thirty-four stranded Egyptians returned from Aden on Yemen Airways.
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar stated that around 57,000 stranded Egyptians have been brought home on 315 exceptional flights operated by Egypt Air and Air Cairo since the suspension of international aviation on March 19.
The beginning was with citizens who were in temporary visits or stays. Later, the exceptional flights started bringing home expats who were terminated, particularly in the Gulf.
Paid quarantine in Marsa Alam hotels and free-of-charge quarantine in university dorms have been substituted with home self-isolation for 14 days. When passengers arrive at the airport, their body temperature is measured.