Govt’s repatriation assistance scheme extended until 10th May

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Government has announced that the voluntary repatriation assistance scheme for all foreign nationals who wish to return to their home country has been extended and applications will be received until the 10th of May 2020.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry explained that the ssistance is available to all European Union citizens and third-country nationals who have been staying in Malta for different purposes, such as employment, education, family reasons and tourism, among others.

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

On April 9th 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.

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