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Cairo International Airport

The Egyptian government has extended its ban on all incoming (and outgoing) international flights till further notice, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Tuesday in a statement to international media.

The ban was renewed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the Egyptian prime minister said.


All Egyptian airports ceased accepting international flights on March 19 in accordance with the government directive.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.