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    Hundreds of German tourists repatriate on 28th March from RAK International Airport after being stranded in the UAE

    Published on March 29, 2020

    Hundreds of German tourists were repatriated on 28th March from Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport after being stranded in the UAE for a week due to the current global crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

    A total 329 passengers, most of whom are German nationals, departed from the airport on two flights on Saturday, in a joint effort by the UAE Government, the German Embassy in the UAE and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, which was chosen as the departure point due to its readiness to screen all passengers quickly and efficiently.

    The first of two flights to Frankfurt Airport departed under the supervision of German Consul-General Holger Mahnicke, the Emirates News Agency reported. The other nationalities on-board the flights consisted of one Romanian, two Turks, three Poles, one Kosovan and one Croat.