Ukrainian citizens being evacuated from Egypt, - Ukraine’s MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five planes are expected to arrive in Kyiv, one – in Lviv
12:36, 17 March 2020

Dmytro Kuleba/Facebook

The evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Egypt has officially begun. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on his Facebook page.

Ukrainians have already gathered at the airport. Five SkyUp aircrafts are expected to arrive in Boryspil Airport and one - in Lviv.

"Consul helps. Together with Vladyslav Krykliy (Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure – 112 Intenational.) we work with tour operators and airlines in order to help our citizens," Kuleba wrote.

Related: Covid-2019: 750 Ukrainians quarantined in Egypt, - Ukraine’s MFA

He added that the heads of the Lviv and Volyn Regional State Administrations had allocated additional buses for border-crossing points in order to pick up Ukrainians who were at the border with Poland.

In addition, Ukraine’s MFA claims that the Foreign Ministry is resolving the issue of returning 105 Ukrainians who were unable to depart from Sri Lanka’s airport.

As we reported earlier, 750 citizens of Ukraine are currently quarantined in Egypt due to the suspicion of coronavirus.

"The Embassy of Ukraine in Egypt has announced that there are 750 Ukrainian citizens at the Reef Oasis Beach Resort (Sharm El Sheikh), who, along with other tourists, are being quarantined for 14 days," the statement said. 

Related: Seven Ukrainians infected with Covid-19 outside Ukraine

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