Sudan reopens airports for flights from Egypt, Turkey, UAE

Passengers wait outside the departure terminal at Khartoum airport on May 28, 2019 as aviation professionals take part in a two-day national strike to step up pressure on the ruling military council. - Hundreds of passengers at Khartoum airport and the Sudanese capital's main bus terminal were stranded Tuesday as protesters began a two-day national strike to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sudan Thursday said it has re-opened Khartoum international airport for flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE, after a four-month hiatus because of covid-19 pandemic.

Ibrahim Adlan, the general director of Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said air traffic has partially resumed as of Thursday, Anadolu news agency reports.

The Sudanese official also indicated that all passengers arriving at Khartoum Airport will be tested for the coronavirus as of July 14 if they do not possess a certificate for being COVID-19 free.

Sudan suspended on March 16 all flights as part of the measures to contain the spread of the disease which has caused the death of 641 people out of overall cases tallied at 10,158. Recoveries have hit 5,074.