Government announces voluntary repatriation assistance scheme for all foreign nationals

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Maltese Government announced that the call to all foreign nationals, who either resided or who were in Malta on a temporary visit, and who wish to be repatriated to their home country, will be extended.

The government said that over the past weeks Malta has assisted thousands of residents and tourists who expressed their desire and in some cases need, to return to their home country. Malta was the first country in Europe to close flights from Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland, on the 10th of March 2020.

4,206 individuals were repatriated over the past three weeks.

The Maltese government is also offering assistance to European Union citizens and third-country nationals who have been staying in Malta for different purposes such as employment, education and family reasons, among others.

Foreign individuals who are not in possession of a residence document are also entitled to assistance.

These individuals are being asked to register their interest to utilise one of these repatriation flights on the following link: https://foreignandeu.gov.mt/apply by Sunday 19th April 2020.

Also, next Monday a helpline will be launched to assist on queries and telephone registrations.

The dates of these flights will be announced over the coming weeks.

Government is informing the public that s nominal fee shall apply to all bookings and individuals who book a seat for a flight but do not turn up shall incur the full cost of the flight.

These flights, especially ones outside of Europe, are heavily subsidized by the Maltese Government as a form of assistance to all foreign individuals on a humanitarian basis.

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