RAK International repatriates hundreds of tourists

A total of 329 passengers were returned home via two flights

RAK International
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Hundreds of tourists stranded in the UAE have been returned home via two repatriation flights at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

According to state news agency WAM, a total of 329 passengers were returned home thanks to a joint effort between the UAE government, RAK International and the German Embassy in the UAE. All passengers, most of which were German, were screened for the coronavirus.

The first of the two flights to Frankfurt Airport departed at 1pm on March 28, while the second left an hour later.

Other tourists on the flights included people from Romania, Turkey, Poland, Kosovo and Croatia.

Last week, UAE authorities opted to suspend all passenger and transit flights until early April with few exceptions in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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