The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, affirmed the government’s keenness to overcome the obstacles placed by the Iranian terrorist Houthi militia to operate commercial flights from Sanaa International Airport to the Jordanian capital, Amman, in implementation of the terms of the armistice declaration.
Al-Eryani said in a series of tweets on Twitter, that the government, in order to alleviate the suffering of the citizens, presented, in official letters to the Office of the Special Envoy, several options to facilitate the obtaining of government passports for citizens wishing to travel from unliberated areas.
He explained that among the proposals made by the government was its willingness to establish a passport issuance center at Sanaa airport in coordination with the United Nations, provided that operation would begin within 10 days of the agreement, in addition to its willingness to issue passports to citizens who are forced to travel from non-liberated areas, in coordination with the Office of the UN envoy during A maximum of five days from the date of sending the applications that fulfill the documents and conditions through the office of the Special Envoy, without the need for citizens to travel to any of the liberated governorates.
Al-Eryani pointed out that the government proposed to allocate a booth in the automated passport issuance center in the Immigration and Passports Authority building in Aden to expedite and facilitate the issuance of passports to citizens from areas under the control of the Houthi militia, or to send people’s data and copies of their expired passports within the 2014 database through the envoy’s office to the interest center in Aden. Passports will be renewed within a minimum period of 24 hours and sent back through the envoy’s office as an urgent measure during the armistice period.
Al-Eryani stressed that although most of those registered to travel hold government passports, the Houthi militia refuses to reschedule reservations first for those who have government passports, provided that the situation of those who do not hold government passports is addressed by issuing them passports according to the options presented by the government, and re-register Reservations for subsequent flights.