Albanians stuck in Switzerland repatriated

Albania continues the repatriation of its citizens. On Monday, an Air Albania plane returned in the country the 120 nationals stuck in Switzerland. They arrived in Tirana from Geneva at 05:00 pm.

Albania has closed its borders as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Flights to and from Tirana International Airport are suspended, except repatriation and humanitarian flights.

On Saturday an Air Albania plane brought back to Tirana around 120 Albanian nationals from Rome. Albanians in Croatia also returned on the same day.

More than 1,000 citizens have returned to Albania, as the situation in the European Union countries worsened and the repatriation requests increased. They were students, citizens allowed to travel to the Schengen area visa-free for 90 days, while there have been several humanitarian cases.

The Albanian government is covering the cost of the repatriation process, which is being implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the State Police.

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