COVID-19: European Union supports repatriation of EU citizens from Morocco

March 18, 2020
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The European Union is working on all fronts to assist European citizens across the world who are affected by travel issues due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell spoke to Morocco Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Sunday, 15 March, to address the situation of European citizens trying to return to Europe and expressed his satisfaction that a solution was found with Member States and that return flights can continue until 19 March.

On 16 March, Austria activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism requesting consular assistance to support the process of repatriation of Austrian and other EU citizens from Marrakech, Morocco. With transport costs co-financed by the Commission, an Austrian plane landed in Vienna early this morning, successfully repatriating some 290 citizens. 

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Countries covered:

  • Morocco