EgyptAir to operate flight from Morocco to repatriate nationals amid border closure

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Jan 2022

EgyptAir will operate a flight on 19 January to repatriate stranded Egyptians seeking return to Cairo amid a strict border closure by Rabat, the Egyptian Embassy in Morocco said on Friday.


The embassy said a flight will be operated by the national carrier to bring back nationals and their families and Moroccan and other foreign travelers from Casablanca.

All travelers heading to Egypt are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, the embassy said.

They can also submit an antigen rapid test with a QR code no more than 24 hours before arrival, it added.

Morocco shut its borders in late November over rising Omicron variant infections globally. The decision is in effect until January 31.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut issued a circulation on new COVID entry requirements by Lebanon on all travelers arriving to the country since mid-December.

Travelers arriving to Lebanon should register on the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) PASS platform.

They must have a negative PCR test from a certified lab taken no more than 48 hours before arrival and must be uploaded to the PASS platform, the circular showed.

Starting 10 January, an on-arrival PCR test at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport may be made via the PASS platform or one of the travel agencies offices for $30.

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