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Event: OT Other
Number: 2022-000186
Country: EGY Egypt
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Date (YMD): 2022-7-31
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Comments: Thousands of Ukrainian tourists have been stranded in Egypt as a result of the armed conflict in Ukraine at the time of shut down of the Ukraine airspace. Till date, around 300 tourists remain in Sharm Elsheikh in Egypt as the Ukrainian embassy requested the Egyptian government to help in transporting Ukrainian tourists to Ukraine's neighbouring countries. The chairman of Egypt's Tourism Development Authority announced on 01 March 2022, that around 20,000 people would need assistance. Out of which, according to the Egyptian Cabinet Spokesperson, 9,000 Ukrainian tourists had already left Egypt for Ukraine's neighbouring countries as of 8 March 20221.
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