Kazakhstan Returns Its Citizens from Abroad amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Kazakhstan Returns Its Citizens from Abroad amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
33 Kazakh nationals have returned to Kazakhstan from Saudi Arabia. They flew on a special aircraft provided by the Kazakh Ministry of Defense and arrived in Aktau. They were staying in the city of Jeddah during the coronavirus outbreak. They couldn’t fly to Kazakhstan on their own because Saudi Arabia has completely banned all international travel by air, railway, sea and road. They are now placed in quarantine. They will be under medical supervision for the next two weeks.
Another 335 Kazakh nationals have returned to Kazakhstan from Turkey. They arrived at the airports of Almaty and Aktau. Kazakh students from Turkey and the transit travelers were among the returning passengers.
“We had a transit flight to Almaty through Istanbul. However, we couldn’t get on a plane to Almaty due to the coronavirus situation and got stuck at the Istanbul International Airport. Soon, with the help of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in Istanbul, we were finally permitted to walk into the territory of Turkey,” Ali Zhakezhanov, a student from Kazakhstan said to the press.
More than 200 Kazakh nationals have safely returned home from Poland. They flew on a special charter flight from Warsaw. The majority of the the total of 207 passengers were Kazakh students from Europe. Another 55 Kazakh nationals are expected to return from the United States. They couldn’t fly home due to the cancellation of all international flights and closure of transit zones for foreign travelers. The Kazakh nationals will return to Kazakhstan on a flight from New York with a transit in Moscow.
The domestic airlines will soon bring back the Kazakh nationals from Turkey, Georgia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands with the help of the emergency response team of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
 
 
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