Kuwait: 57 Citizen Repatriation Flights Done; 35 More to Operate

Kuwaiti nationals, residing abroad, disembark from their plane at the Kuwait International airport in the capital upon their return as part of a repatriation plan on April 19, 2020, and ahead of being taken to mandatory home quarantine. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
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Kuwait has operated 57 flights over the last week to repatriate citizens stranded overseas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuwait News Agency reported.

Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways have been working with the government to conduct special flights from different global destinations to return Kuwaitis to the country.

The recent repatriation missions have covered several destinations including Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Tunis, and Istanbul to as far as Manila, London, and New York.

A third phase of evacuation will be carried out in the coming days which will involve another 35 flights to destinations including Hail in Saudi Arabia, Moscow, and Manchester in the UK.

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