Bonaire and the EU

More than 400 European citizens returned home from Cabo Verde

14/04/2020 - 17:44
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Nearly a million EU tourists annually visit the small islands of Cabo Verde. Many still came in March, and got "stranded".

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Only 4 EU Member States have embassies in Cabo Verde. The EU Delegation was contacted by hundreds of EU citizens needing help, and coordinated actions and info sharing with EU Member States' embassies also in Dakar and Lisbon. Luxembourg and Germany organised flights supported by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

France, Portugal and Spain also mobilised flights. The EU Delegation received many grateful emails from returned citizens including British. A big thanks also to TUI who managed to operate most of their return flights in difficult circumstances.

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