Marine line launched to repatriate Egyptian expats stuck in Jordan

FILE – Nueiba Port

Egypt and Jordan will launch on June 29 a marine line between Nueiba and Aqaba for Egyptian expats stuck in Jordan to return to their homeland.

“Ayla” ferry operated by Arab Bridge Maritime will only carry passengers four times a week.

Citizens stranded in Jordan are also being brought home by air. On June 21 and June 28, 174 and 50 arrived on Air Cairo flights, respectively. Others were carried to Egypt earlier.

Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar stated that around 57,000 stranded Egyptians have been brought home on 315 exceptional flights operated by Egypt Air and Air Cairo since the suspension of international aviation on March 19.

The beginning was with citizens who were in temporary visits or stays. Later, the exceptional flights started bringing home expats who were terminated, particularly in the Gulf.

Paid quarantine in Marsa Alam hotels and free-of-charge quarantine in university dorms have been substituted with home self-isolation for 14 days. When passengers arrive at the airport, their body temperature is measured.

Egypt Today


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