As the lockdown situation and curfew eases across the Arab world, flights are also expected to start operating soon, with mandatory safety measures to keep staff and passengers safe.
Egypt has announced that its airports will begin operating international flights from 1st of July, but foreign tourists will only be allowed into three coastal governorates: the Red Sea, South Sinai and Marsa Matruh. In a press conference, Egypt’s Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar said that flights will resume between Egypt and countries which have reopened their airspace.
Like Egypt, Lebanon also announced resuming flights from 1st of July, but the airport will be operating at 10% of its normal capacity. Tunisia will also be resuming its international travel, from 27th of June. The UAE will begin allowing commercial travel to select destinations from June 23rd, but the list of countries hasn’t been announced yet.
So far, international flights to and from Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, remain suspended.