The Ministry of Transport reported that during the first ten days of August, students, who are left stranded in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kyiv and Cairo will be returned to Uzbekistan by special charter flights.
“In accordance with the relevant decision of the Special Republican Commission, from August 1 to 10, Uzbek students will be returned by special charter flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kyiv and Cairo. Currently, the work is underway with the administration of aviation companies of foreign states,” the official statement reads.
Earlier, Uzbekistan organized a number of charter flights to bring students back from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Minsk and Istanbul.
It should be reminded that on July 15, more than one hundred students from Uzbekistan studying in higher educational institutions of the Siberian Federal District sent a video message to Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and asked for help to return to Uzbekistan. They were repatriated on a charter flight a week later.
On April 25, Uzbek students, who are stranded in the city of Kazan (Tatarstan), sent an appeal through Kun.uz to the President and the Government with a request to help them return home. They were registered for an additional charter flight on June 28, but the flight was postponed, and for almost a month the citizens have not been able to return to Uzbekistan.
“We are ready to pay the costs for quarantine, for staying at the hotel, and we have indicated this when registering for a charter flight. Let the government just send us a plane,” Uzbek students, who are stranded in Kazan, said.