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Covid-19: 600 stranded passengers put up at Dubai airport hotels – News

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They are being provided with rooms and meals in the hotels inside.

Passengers stranded at Dubai International (DXB) following the decision to suspend passenger flights at 11.59pm on March 24 have been given necessary solutions by working with airlines, embassies and government authorities, the Dubai Airports has said.

More than 600 passengers were affected by the suspension, either because their onward journeys were curtailed beyond DXB, or they were seeking to enter the UAE after restrictions had been placed on entry. While solutions have been found for a large number of stranded passengers, only 91 passengers remain.

Passengers awaiting either repatriation flights – health and immigration formalities to be completed – are being provided with rooms and meals in the hotels inside DXB where heightened precautionary measures have been implemented. Solutions are likely to be put in place for the remaining passengers over the next few days.

“These are unprecedented circumstances and our primary focus is to ensure that those passengers who are stranded at DXB receive the necessary levels of care and attention,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. “We have worked closely with the airlines and the authorities to either clear passengers through health checks and immigration formalities to enter the appropriate quarantine arrangements or helped to organise flights to repatriate passengers to their home or onward destinations.”

“Every day, repatriation flights are taking off from both Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), taking passengers to their point of origin or intended destinations. Airport service staff are on hand at all times of the day and night to provide assistance to passengers as and when required,” he added.

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