On 9 October 2020, the Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi and The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Dubai repatriated the 16th batch of 221 Thai nationals in the UAE and other countries affected by COVID-19 back to Thailand by Flydubai flight no. FZ 8893 and Emirates Airline flight no. EK384, bringing 2,582 Thai nationals in total back home. All passengers have been tested a PCR COVID-19 (Nasal Swab Test) by the medical institutions with negative results for COVID-19, and also have their health checked for the issuance of fit-to-fly certificates. We greatly appreciate all the help and support from all UAE and Thai authorities concerned, as well as our Thai community in the UAE that have continuously helped those facing hardship in unity and solidarity. The Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Consulate-General reiterate our commitment to maintain all Thai nationals in UAE's well-being during this unprecedented and difficult time. We will continue to put forth our best effort to help those stranded in UAE and in need of returning to Thailand.