Stranded Russians fly home from Phuket

Stranded Russians fly home from Phuket

Russian tourists go through immigration at Phuket international airport before flying home on Tuesday night, after being stranded in Thailand by the Covid-19 outbreak. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Russian tourists go through immigration at Phuket international airport before flying home on Tuesday night, after being stranded in Thailand by the Covid-19 outbreak. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: Seventy-eight Russian tourists who were stranded in Thailand by the Covid-19 pandemic flew home on a special flight on Tuesday night.

They were seen off at the international terminal lounge by immigration police and airport staff holding placards with a message in Russian “До скорой встречи”, which means "See you soon".

They left on Aurora Airlines flight SHU5495 from Phuket international airport via Shanghai, China.

The special flight was arranged by the Russian consulate through the Foreign Ministry.


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