The plane from Kuala Lumpur landed at the International Airport in the city of Turkmenabat. Malaysian Airlines plane delivered PETRONAS staff and Turkmen citizens from Malaysia.
The special flight was arranged by PETRONAS with assistance of the State Concern Turkmengaz and the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Malaysia as well as the Embassy of Malaysia in Turkmenistan for the planned crew change for PETRONAS which implements petroleum operations in Turkmenistan in accordance with the Production Sharing Contract, as well as for return of citizens of Turkmenistan who “stuck” in Malaysia because of the borders closure due to the pandemic.
When boarding Kuala Lumpur-Turkmenabad evacuation flight, all requirements of sanitary and epidemiological protocol were observed, including thermometry, PCR test presence and comply with the social distancing rules between passengers.
In accordance with the recommendations of WHO and the Committee on Prevention of Spread of the Pandemic in Turkmenistan, all citizens arriving by the charter flight from Malaysia will undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine.