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Gulf Air flies home Bahraini citizens stranded abroad

Gulf Air is currently operating a reduced version of its network with flights to and from London, Paris, Frankfurt and Manila

Gulf Air flies home Bahraini citizens stranded abroad

Gulf Air said it successfully returned the kingdom's citizens from the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Iran and Turkey

Bahraini-carrier Gulf Air has repatriated Bahraini citizens from several countries as part of the country’s International Covid-19 Repatriation Programme (ICRP), the airline has announced.

In a statement, Gulf Air said it has successfully returned the kingdom’s citizens from the UAE, Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey.

“Additionally, the ICRP has been safely repatriating citizens from countries with high coronavirus infection rates for over a month,” the statement added. “Of the locations covered by the ICRP, Iran has seen the largest number of repatriation flights.”

Bahraini citizens still abroad who wish to return home are being urged to contact the nearest embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register their details.

The airline is currently operating a reduced version of its network with flights to and from 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.

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