Repatriation of Maldivians

Over 400 Maldivians brought back home within the past four days

  • The ministry is working to provide repatriation opportunities for Maldivians whose return to the country from foreign countries, is essential
  • The ministry observed some Maldivians being reckless even after the repatriation opportunity is approved for them

K. Male' 2020 Jun 18 | Thu 14:48 local 2,343

Maldivian has been conducting repatriation flights to bring Maldivians back home - Maldivian

Over 400 Maldivians have been repatriated from foreign countries, within the past four days alone.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that from June 15, a total of 446 Maldivians was repatriated until Thursday.

The ministry is working to provide repatriation opportunities for Maldivians whose return to the country from foreign countries, is essential.

As such, the ministry has facilitated repatriation for nearly 500 Maldivians stranded in foreign countries due to the global pandemic within the past couple of days.

Highlighting that these opportunities do not come as they please and are provided under difficult circumstances, the ministry urged Maldivians to catch the flights they have been allocated seats from, on the day it is scheduled.

This was done after the ministry observed some being reckless even after the repatriation opportunity is approved for them.

The ministry noted that there were a lot of empty seats in the latest flight from Sri Lanka and that however, Maldivians in Sri Lanka are requesting for seats recurrently.

198 Maldivians were repatriated from Malaysia on June 15, through the country’s national airline, Maldivian.

Further, an additional group of 175 Maldivians stranded in Malaysia were also repatriated on June 17 via Maldivian.

The ministry went on to reveal that 54 Maldivians were repatriated from Bangalore, India on June 16, via a flight that arrived to repatriate the Indian nationals seeking repatriation from Maldives.

A group of 10 Maldivians were repatriated from Delhi, India on June 17 from another flight that landed at Velana International Airport to evacuate Indian nationals.

In a similar flight on Thursday, two Maldivians arrived from Delhi, India. The flight is set to depart later on, with over 100 Indian nationals in the island nation.

In addition, a flight scheduled to repatriate Nepalese nationals from the Maldives carried a group of seven Maldivians from Nepal on June 16.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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