After struggling with Chinese authorities due to strict state policy, Israeli authorities eventually succeeded in securing her release.
By World Israel News staff
A female flight attendant detained in China for a number of weeks was given permission to return home and will arrive in Israel on Thursday, Israeli media reported.
The stewardess had been on a cargo flight to Guangzhou in southern China when she tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Following her detention, she was sent to a quarantine facility in a hospital where she had spent the duration of her stay. The Foreign Ministry and El Al contacted Chinese authorities to secure her release, hoping that she could be returned to Israel on a medical flight provided by the airline.
After struggling with Chinese authorities due to strict state policy, Israel eventually succeeded in securing her release.
“We are waiting to see the flight attendant in the country soon and thank the Foreign Ministry and the Chinese authorities for their dedicated and professional care,” said an El Al spokesperson.