Kuwait to operate 3 flights to bring back nationals stuck in Egypt, Lebanon, Bahrain

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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 09:32 GMT

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KUWAIT CITY, March 24 (MENA) - The Kuwaiti Civil Aviation Authority decided to operate three flights on Wednesday to bring home nationals stranded in Egypt, Lebanon and Bahrain.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the authority said the first flight will arrive from Beirut at 1:00 p.m., the second one from Cairo at 4:00 p.m. and the third from Manama at 7:00 p.m.

At a press conference following the cabinet's extraordinary session, Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said his country will start a repatriation plan to bring home nationals stuck in many countries following coronavirus outbreak.

The plan will come into effect on Wednesday and run till March 30.

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