More than 3,000 repatriated Egyptians arrive in Cairo

More than 3,000 repatriated Egyptians arrive in Cairo
Egypt’s repatriation mission has returned 12,000 nationals since international travel was banned in March because of the outbreak. (File/AFP
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Updated 06 June 2020

More than 3,000 repatriated Egyptians arrive in Cairo

More than 3,000 repatriated Egyptians arrive in Cairo
  • The repatriated Egyptians were required to self-quarantine at their homes for two weeks
  • Egypt’s repatriation mission has returned 12,000 nationals since international travel was banned in March because of the outbreak

DUBAI: Twenty-three special flights carrying 3,346 Egyptians have arrived in Cairo as part of the country’s efforts to repatriate stranded nationals amid the coronavirus outbreak, as reported by local daily Ahram Online.
The flights came from several destinations in Europe, including London and Frankfurt, as well as from Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Kuwait.
The repatriated Egyptians were required to self-quarantine at their homes for two weeks – instead of an earlier policy of isolating returnees in repurposed hotels and dormitories.
Egypt’s repatriation mission has returned 12,000 nationals since international travel was banned in March because of the outbreak.