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Austria and the EU join forces to repatriate 300 EU citizens from Argentina

06/04/2020 - 10:31
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Austria asked for financial support under the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism to transport citizens from Buenos Aires to Vienna

 

On Tuesday March 31st, Austria successfully led the repatriation of about 300 European citizens of 16 different European nationalities. They were transported by Austrian Airlines from Buenos Aires to Vienna.

Half of the 300 passengers were Austrians and the other half were Germans, Danish, Czechs, Swedish, Italians, Slovenians, Portuguese, Croatians, Estonians, Hungarians, Spaniards, Slovaks, Latvians and Polish.

The Austrian consulate offered seats to other Member States consulates for their own nationals through the very active WhatsApp group of EU Member States' consuls, a group created and managed by EU Delegaton. This group is actually serving as the exchange place for offers of seats in repatriation planes and also for joint transport from the Argentine provinces to Buenos Aires so that tourists can get their flights back to Europe.  

For this flight, Austria asked for financial support under the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism.