Qatar Airways has confirmed that a special flight, QR 675 will be departing from Velana International Airport at 1500hrs on 21st April 2020 flying passengers to various cities across the world.
According to Ministry of Tourism, all passengers with confirmed tickets to fly onboard QR675 are kindly requested to provide the details as per Ministrys Circular number 88-B/88/2020/27 dated 19th April 2020, before 20th April, 23:59 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maldives Police Service will permit vessels/vehicles carrying passengers with confirmed tickets from their respective locations to the airport.
Ministry requests all resorts, guesthouses and island councils to cooperate with Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourist Police to extend all the necessary assistance to the passengers in reaching the airport.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar previously stated, "In these challenging times, we are here to support if you need to travel. We are aware that many of you wish to return home, and we will go the extra mile to get you there safely. Travel with confidence knowing that your safety, security and well-being are our top priority. As always, we provide the highest standards of hygiene on our aircraft, so your journey back home is seamless and safe."
Qatar Airways is working tirelessly to ensure that those stranded abroad can fly home to their loved ones. The airline is working with governments around the world to maintain a strong schedule of flights, and organising charter flights where needed.
The airline is also offering maximum flexibility to passengers in terms of managing their travel plans. Passengers that have booked are planning to book tickets for travel up to 30 September 2020 can alter their travel date free of charge, exchange their ticket for a future travel voucher valid for one year or get a refund.
Qatar Airways has implemented robust policies to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and employees. Cabin crew have received training on how to minimise their chances of contracting or spreading the infection, are thermally screened before the departure of flights and after their arrival, and are quarantined and tested if any colleagues or passengers on a flight shows any symptoms of infection or test positive for the virus. As the current pandemic has escalated, cabin crew have been authorised to wear surgical masks and disposable gloves.
In addition, Qatar Airways has revised its distribution of cabin crew on flights, sending two groups on short-haul and medium-haul flights the first to manage the outbound trip, the second to manage the inbound trip. For long-haul flights, crew members who must stay overnight in a foreign city can only travel in Qatar Airways-approved transport and must remain in their rooms, limiting human interactions.
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