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Egypt Repatriates 71 More Nationals Who Fled Ukraine via Slovakia

Tue 08 Mar 2022 | 09:06 PM

On Tuesday, Egypt repatriated 71 Egyptian nationals from Bratislava, Slovakia after they had fled the conflict in Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The ministry added that Egypt is continuing its intensive efforts to bring home hundreds of nationals who fled to Ukraine’s neighboring states. Prior to the Russian invasion, around 6,000 Egyptians lived in Ukraine, including 3,000 students.

Since the Russian invasion, Egypt has repatriated more than 550 citizens who had fled to Romania, Poland, and Hungary. On Friday, Egypt launched an air bridge to bring nationals fleeing Ukraine home.

Over the weekend, Cairo International Airport received an Air Cairo plane carrying 174 Egyptian nationals and another two planes carrying 177 nationals.

Also, Egypt has repatriated over the past week 175 expats from Romania and 30 from Hungary, most of whom are students.