Cairo airport officials deport Syrians to Beirut

Authorities at Cairo International Airport have deported a number of Syrian citizens to Beirut, after they arrived in Suez without prior security approval.

Officials from Suez security directorate reportedly arrived at the airport to deport the unknown number of Syrians, putting them on an Egyptian aircraft bound for the Lebanese capital.

Since Monday Egyptian authorities have imposed stricter regulations on Syrians entering the country.

Syrians must now obtain visas and security approval in advance of a trip to Egypt. Syrian nationals were previously not required to undergo any pre-arrival procedures.

Fourteen Palestinians were meanwhile referred to a Palestinian embassy representative after they arrived at Cairo airport on board several different flights. They will be deported to the Rafah border crossing en route to Gaza.

Edited translation from MENA