More Kazakh citizens repatriated from Azerbaijan

22 September 2020 13:22 (UTC+04:00)

By Ayya Lmahamad

Baku has repatriated to Kazakhstan 13 more Kazakh citizens stranded in Azerbaijan due to the coronavirus lockdown, local media reported with reference to Baku Port.

Thirteen of Kazakhstan along with 33 citizens of Azerbaijan, who have the right to live in that country, were transported to Kazakhstan via “Merkury 1” ferry from the Baku port. All passengers tested negative for COVID-19 before the departure.

It should be noted that so far, 253 Kazakh citizens and 193 foreign nationals departed to Kazakhstan from the Baku port.

On May 13, Kazakhstan approved a new procedure for crossing the state border for the period of quarantine restrictions, according to which the Kazakh port "Kuryk" resumed acceptance of citizens of Kazakhstan and other countries with the right to enter the country.

Azerbaijan first introduced quarantine regime on March 24 and closed its borders over COVID-19.


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