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Germans to pay for evacuation from abroad during pandemic

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In just three months, 240 thousand people were evacuated
13:20, 14 June 2020

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German citizens, who have been stuck abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic and who were evacuated to their homeland by the country's foreign ministry, would soon receive bills for the service. Deutsche Welle wrote about this, with reference to a statement by the German Foreign Ministry.

"Participants in this program in the coming days and weeks will be individually informed of their share of the costs," the report said.

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As you know, the German Foreign Ministry on March 17 launched an unprecedented action to mass return German tourists to their homeland. In five weeks, 240 thousand people were taken to Germany, including 66 thousand returned on planes leased by the German Foreign Ministry. The last such aircraft delivered 157 Germans from South African Cape Town on April 24th. After that, people began to be returned to Germany individually or in small groups.

Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany has declared that, on the basis of the law on consular services, people who have used the evacuation should participate in its financing.

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"Amounts of payments will be set for citizens, taking into account the distance of the route, average ticket prices, and the cost of evacuation programs in other EU countries," the agency said.

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