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Egypt postpones flight to evacuate citizens from Dongola airport

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Monday announced the postponement of the evacuation flight for its nationals residing in Sudan from the Dongola Airport.

The ministry statement explained that the evacuation flight from the Sudanese Dongola airport, which was scheduled for on Tuesday, for Egyptians wishing to return to Egypt is postponed to an indefinite date.

It noted that the new date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

This came in addition to press releases issued by the ministry regarding the organization of procedures for the evacuation of Egyptian citizens in Sudan.

The ministry stated that the evacuations are continuing from the following two points: Qastal border crossing, and Arqin crossing (land evacuation).

It added that the Crisis Room of the Ministry continues to receive calls, reports and inquiries from Egyptian citizens 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at the following numbers:

  • 01281943599
  • 01283176894
  • 01283176866


Over 10,000 evacuees return safely

The Egyptian Transport Ministry announced late April that the number of evacuees from Sudan through the land border crossings between the two countries during the period April 21st to 25th has reached 10,194 Egyptians amongst other nationalities.

The ministry officially said in a statement that the total number of people returning from Sudan through Qastal land port reached 1,297.

On the other hand those returning through the Arqeen land port reached 8,897.

The statement noted that the two ports are receiving  large numbers from various countries.

Foreign embassies in Egypt coordinated with the Foreign Ministry, Transport Ministry and other concerned authorities in Egypt to receive their returning citizens.

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