Oman Air will fly a special round-trip flight from Muscat to Bangkok, Thailand to repatriate citizens who have been receiving medical treatment in Thailand. Eight doctors and nurses from the ministry of health will be on board. The Oman Ministry Of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that once these citizens return to Muscat, there will be no other citizens stranded in foreign countries due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Repatriation flights follow strict safety standards
Oman Air has also clarified that if the need arises, they will be willing to repatriate Omani citizens once an official request is made. Crew-members and passengers on repatriation flights are thoroughly briefed to ensure they follow the highest standards of health and safety. Aircrafts are extensively sanitized by ground staff after each flight.
A spokesperson from Oman Air said: “We fly to serve the sultanate, and we are fully prepared to help people with medical conditions return to their homes.We are most grateful to the medical professionals who will be on this flight and attending to our citizens’ medical needs as we bring them home.”