EgyptAir cancels all Kuwait-bound flights

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Egypt has cancelled all its Kuwait-bound flights after the Gulf nation included Cairo on the list of 31 coronavirus “high risk” countries and suspended its flight operation until further notice.

Egypt’s national carrier, EgyptAir, said in a statement that the move is in response to the decision of Kuwait’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation to suspend its commercial flights to Egypt.

Meanwhile, Egyptian lawmaker Mustafa Bakri has requested the Egyptian foreign ministry to intervene and urge the Kuwaiti government to reverse its decision.

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Apart from Egypt, the counties Kuwait has included them on its no travel list comprise India, Pakistan, the Philippines that have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait.

Other countries are Iran, China, Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Peru, Moldova, Singapore, Hong Kong, Panama, Chile and the Dominican Republic.

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