EgyptAir, the flagship carrier of Egypt, decided on Monday to resume its flights to and from Oman.
“The flights, Cairo-Muscat-Cairo, will be resumed starting from Dec. 28 in light of the new instructions of Omani Civil Aviation Authority,” the national airline company said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
Omani authorities decided on Dec. 22 to close the Gulf country’s borders over fears of a new coronavirus strain for a week.
EgyptAir urged the passengers to provide a negative PCR test certificate for COVID-19 issued from the country of departure maximum of 72 hours before flight departure time.
In another statement, the national company decided to move several flights to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to bring the strained citizens.
Saudi Arabia shut its land and sea borders on Dec. 20 and suspended international commercial flights for one week. It extended the suspension on Sunday for another week.