KUWAIT: Kuwaiti citizens leave Kuwait International Airport upon their return as part of a repatriation plan on Saturday, and ahead of being taken to mandatory home quarantine.-Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The third phase to evacuate stranded nationals from abroad begins today and will last for three days, Kuwait's Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) Chairman Sheikh Salman Humoud Al-Sabah said on Saturday. In a press statement, Sheikh Salman said that the third phase will include 35 flights from the airports of London, Gatwick Airport, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, New York, Moscow, Armenia, Kiev and Hail, and is expected to transport 8,190 citizens.

The second phase included the following destinations: Amman, Casablanca, Nouakchott, Istanbul, Vienna, Alexandria, Cairo, New York, Brussels, London, Paris, Manila, Bangkok, Dakar, Tunis, Malta, Beirut, Tbilisi, Baku, Mumbai, Delhi, Sarajevo and Amsterdam. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for providing all the needs and care for citizens in their areas of residence until they return to the homeland.

The second phase of repatriation flights for Kuwaiti nationals stranded overseas amid the coronavirus outbreak, including 57 flights, had concluded on Saturday. The three-day phase, which was carried out onboard domestic airlines Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways, targeted cities in Arab and global destinations. These included Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Alexandria, Casablanca, Tunis, Nouakchott, Dakar, Istanbul, Malta, Larnaca, Tbilisi, Baku, Sarajevo, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangkok, Manila, and New York. - KUNA