Gulf Air repatriates Bahraini citizens
The carrier has completed missions across the Middle East
Bahrain’s Gulf Air has joined a host of other airlines in the region in repatriating stranded citizens. According to sister publication Arabian Business, the national carrier has returned citizens from the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey.
The flights feed into the country’s International COVID-19 Repatriation Programme (ICRP), returning those left stuck by travel restrictions.
“Additionally, the ICRP has been safely repatriating citizens from countries with high coronavirus infection rates for over a month,” a statement said. “Of the locations covered by the ICRP, Iran has seen the largest number of repatriation flights.”
Outside of the region, the airline has been operating a reduced version of its flights between London, Paris, Frankfurt and Manila to assist passengers.
“The airline continues to monitor the situation closely with all stakeholders and it is working closely with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain to take all precautionary and preventive measures in order to ensure the safety and security of the citizens and residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain along with its passengers and crew,” the statement added.
Bahraini citizens currently abroad are urged to contact their nearest embassy regarding repatriation efforts.