Jun 23 2020 - 08:15

MEA issues statement on resuming commercial flights as of July 1

The Middle East Airlines issued on Tuesday a statement Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Flights, Airport, Coronavirus, Lebanon,MEA,The Middle East Airlines issued on Tuesday a statement
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The Middle East Airlines issued on Tuesday a statement in which it said that its commercial flights will resume as of July 1.
The Lebanese airlines said that passengers coming to Lebanon will be divided into two categories:
The first category being those coming from countries where PCR tests are conducted.
Middle East: Amman, Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Cairo, Erbil 
Gulf: Abu Dhabi, Damam, Dubai, Jeddah, Mecca, Riyadh
Europe: Athens, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Larnaca, London, Paris, Istanbul.
Africa: Accra, Lagos.
The second category being countries where PCR tests are not conducted:
Gulf: Doha, Kuwait.
Europe: Copenhagen, Yerevan, Milano, Roma.
Africa: Abidjan 
Passengers arriving in Lebanon from countries where the PCR tests are done must conduct a test in laboratories licensed by the local authorities, 96 hours before coming to Lebanon. They must show the result of the test at check-in counters before passing through to the Immigration Department. If the result is positive, the concerned traveler will be prevented from boarding the plane.
Upon arrival at the Rafic Hariri International Airport, passengers will conduct another PCR test at the airline's expense, and the result of the test will be given to the traveler within 24 hours.
Passengers departing and returning to Lebanon within a week will be exempted from the PCR test in the country of departure. (For example: leaving on Friday, July 17, returning on Friday, July 24).
Passengers are allowed to continue their flights on board of airline's flights from countries where the PCR test is approved without having to undergo this examination before departure.

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