The Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that 665 Egyptian nationals stranded in Jordan arrived at Marsa Alam International Airport on Wednesday morning.
The repatriation flight comes in accordance with the airport’s announced operating schedule to receive Egyptians returning from abroad.
The repatriated citizens are scheduled for a quarantine period of seven days instead of the previous 14, according to new arrangements at Egypt’s airports to prepare for the gradual return to normal life.
Tamer Marae, Deputy at the Ministry of Health for the Red Sea governorate, said that all passengers will be quarantined at Marsa Alam Airport, and their bags will be sterilised. Trained medical teams will monitor the health of repatriated citizens, and accompany them to the hotels designated for their quarantine in Marsa Alam.
The medical teams will carry out daily medical examinations and measure body temperatures twice a day in the morning and evening, whilst also overseeing the hotel’s daily sterilisation and disinfection.
Tourist buses have been allocated to transport the repatriated passengers to the quarantine hotel in Marsa Alam, to prevent overcrowding.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport announced that it has sent a ship to collect stranded Egyptians from Saudi Arabia’s Dhiba Port, for their return to Safaga port.
The ministry said that it has arranged all the necessary preparations to receive the citizens, including quarantine arrangements and medical tests.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced that three flights are scheduled to depart to repatriate 900 Egyptians stranded in the UAE. The latest repatriations from the UAE follow two flights bringing back 600 Egyptians flew into the country on Tuesday.