Romanians who are out of work in Italy or who have no money left to live there will be repatriated to Romania by charters made available by the state, the Romanian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. A first flight will take off from Turin on Saturday, March 21.
“The Romanian Foreign Ministry and the Transport Ministry have identified several options of air transport to allow Romanian citizens, who are seasonal workers and are affected by the drastic restrictions of the economic activities in Italy, as well as Romanian citizens who are in Italy in special situations, without real possibilities to continue their stay in Italy, which imposes the repatriation within the shortest time. The details on organizing these charters will be reported to the Romanian citizens who fall into this category in due time,” reads a press release.
A first flight will be arranged from Turn on Saturday 21, Digi 24 reported.
The ministry has also called the Romanians abroad, once again, to strictly observe the recommendations of the authorities in these states, mentioning that travels to Romania are not recommended, as they might be affected by the restrictions imposed by the transit countries and can represent an additional factor of spreading the COVID-10, thus jeopardizing the safety of the citizens from Romanians.
Around 5,000 Romanians entered the country through Nadlac customs in the past 24hrs
4,800 Romanian citizens have crossed the border from Hungary to Romania through Nadlac customs by 2,700 vehicles, in the past 24 hours after the Hungarian authorities had opened the green humanitarian corridor to allow Romanians stuck on the Austrian-Hungarian border to return to Romania.
Overall, 17,000 people had queued on the Austria-Hungary border.