Since the beginning of the outbreak, on board of 25 repatriation flights facilitated and co-financed by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, over 4,020 stranded EU citizens have been brought home so far.
30% of passengers repatriated were European citizens from a different nationality than the country organising the repatriation flight.
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg and Czechia, but also the UK, repatriated more than 1,150 EU citizens from different Member States. More than 100 flights organised by 12 countries are currently planned in the coming days and seats are made available to other EU and UK nationals.
France repatriated citizens of 22 EU countries. A flight from Wuhan, China, in early February carried 64 French citizens and 135 other EU citizens.
Belgium repatriated citizens of 14 EU countries.Luxembourg repatriated citizens of 9 EU countries. A flight from Cabo Verde on 25 March carried just 20 Luxembourgish citizens and 131 other EU citizens.
Germany repatriated citizens of 8 EU countries.Czechia has already organized 10 flights; one from Vietnam, under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, carried 193 Czechs and 85 EU citizens safely to their homes.
Austria repatriated citizens of 10 Member States from Marrakesh, Morocco.