500 workers who lost their job to be repatriated

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Around 500 workers – both European citizens and third country nationals, will be repatriated in the coming days after losing their job due to the coronavirus outbreak in Malta.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo said that the workers hailed from Spain, Poland, Colombia and Albania.

So far around 1,500 individuals have been repatriated. These included European citizens hailing from Greece, France, Spain, Bulgaria, and Italy, as well as non-European citizens from Turkey, the United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, and Northern Macedonia.

Il-jum it-tajjeb.Fil-jiem li gejjin se nkomplu nghinu madwar 500 persuna jmorru lura pajjizhom: il-Kolombja, Spanja,…

Posted by Evarist Bartolo on Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bartolo explained that around 3,131 third country nationals together with their 306 children have sought help to return home. The ministry received 2,269 applications from European citizens seeking to be repatriated together with their 350 children. A total of 4,200 individuals were repatriated during March.

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