Coronavirus: more than 600 Argentines stranded abroad return


Almost 600 Argentines what were left stranded abroad in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic they return to the country this sunday. They will do so through various operations coordinated by the Foreign Ministry, which will include the arrival of buses and repatriation flights from Brazil, Chile and Peru.

According to government sources, between 18 and 21.50 will arrive three flights from the company Latam to the international airport of Ezeiza, while quarter of the Argentine Air Force already did it at the Air Base of Dovecote. Meanwhile, in the morning four buses entered from Chile through the border crossing of Christ the Redeemer.

The first of the flights to land was the Fokker of the Argentine Air Force, than from San Pablo he repatriated 54 Argentines They were in that Brazilian city, where they were transferred after being stranded aboard a cruise ship.

In dialogue with TN, one of the women who arrived on the plane said: “Almost two months we were traveling back and forth because all borders were closed. I started a cruise to Ushuaia, but on March 15 everything was cut off and They did not let us enter Chile. They sent us to San Diego and then to San Pablo, to a hotel where we stayed 15 days “.

Then another 362 Argentines will arrive on flights that will land at 19.20 and 20.40, two will arrive from Piura and to the twenty-one a third from Cusco, after a stopover in Iquique.

All these flights were hired by the Argentine Chancellery and passengers designated according to the priorities established by the health protocols, a modality that governs the performance of exceptional flights.

For their part, this Sunday morning they entered through the Cristo Redentor border crossing in Mendoza, 191 Argentines aboard four buses, in another operation also coordinated by the portfolio led by Felipe Solá on land borders.

Meanwhile, for this Monday The arrival of a Latam flight from Lima is planned: a Boeing 767 with 221 Argentines on board.

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