Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, has detained a number of Egyptian citizens, as a result of the difference in visas and the lack of clarity of the purpose of the visit, and some of them violating the precautionary measures to confront the emerging Corona virus.
And the Egyptian Embassy in Addis Ababa announced that a diplomatic and administrative staff includes the Egyptian consul and the first secretary of the embassy to Bole International Airport, to communicate with the Egyptian citizens present at the airport.
“The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa would like to clarify that as soon as the embassy learned of the incident, a diplomatic and administrative staff, including the Egyptian consul and the embassy’s first secretary, went to Bole International Airport, where they contacted Egyptian citizens,” the embassy said in a statement on Facebook. Those present at the airport, as well as the Ethiopian immigration authorities, to find out the reality of the situation, and to be reassured about the absence of any ill-treatment … and it was ascertained that there were no violations.
The Egyptian embassy stated that the Egyptian citizens detained at the Ethiopian airport, went to Addis Ababa for the purpose of staying for 14 days in Ethiopia, and then heading to the State of Kuwait, not for tourism, according to the visas they obtained from Cairo.
He added that a number of these citizens had violated the quarantine instructions followed in Ethiopia in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Egyptian embassy confirmed that it is currently working to ensure the rights of citizens detained at the airport and treating them appropriately, pointing out that this does not negate the right of the host country to take whatever measures it deems necessary in the event of violating the instructions for disclosing the truth about the purpose of entering the country or the precautionary measures taken by countries. To confront the Coronavirus pandemic.
The embassy called on the citizens to calm and exercise restraint to ensure that they work to find possible solutions.
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