Kuwait: 4815 expats to depart today
Over the past few months, tens of thousands of expats have left or applied for repatriation from the Gulf countries aboard emergency flights launched with regular air travel being halted as part of precautions to curb the spread of the highly infectious disease. The majority of returnees are Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians and Filipinos, who form the largest foreign communities in the Arabian Gulf.
The pace of departures willing to travel to their country continues as gradual return of operation at Kuwait International Airport has begun with its multiple lounges.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that 27 flights will depart today to 8 countries, with 4,815 residents, as part of a plan to leave the residents wishing to return to their country.
Today, Wednesday, July 1st, 27 flights will take off to a number of countries carrying 4,815 residents, more than half of which will take off to Egypt with its capital, Cairo, and its various cities, such as Alexandria, Asyut and Sohag.
The rest of the flights depart to Emirates, India, Qatar, Nepal, Lebanon, Turkey and the Philippines.