Denmark to send, in cooperation with airlines and travel three flights to Morocco to retrieve the stranded danes home. This was stated by minister of foreign affairs Jeppe Kofod (S).
Morocco decided over the weekend to shut down all flights to and from the country, and therefore have had to find a solution in order to get the stranded danes home.
According to Jeppe Kofod, there are 'some hundred' danes, who have asked for help to get home.
He says, that the danes, who are staying in Morocco, will be contacted, if they are on the danskerlisten - and in addition, the Ministry of foreign affairs draw attention to the offer on social media.
Then you must book a ticket on one of the three departures. The aircraft will facilitate the Thursday from Marrakesh.
- We have invited all danes to come home, and when there now comes the plane from Morocco, then you have to buy a ticket, if you want to go home.
- From Morocco hand, it is stated that the airspace will be closed Thursday noon, so it must happen now, says Jeppe Kofod.
At the weekend it said that there were more than 1000 danes in Morocco.
In the meantime, a part of these come home, and according to Jeppe Kofod is the three flights sufficient to get the danes home, which has asked for help to get back to Denmark.
Among the second came Tuesday, 150 danes home with a Norwegian flight from Morocco to Copenhagen.
Although Morocco now is the hint of the list to get the danes home, there are still a number of other countries in the world where it is difficult to travel out from, and where staying the danes.
Jeppe Kofod tells that Udenrigministeriet particularly focused on a number of countries in Latin america and Asia. A working group has been set up to find solutions.
- There is no doubt that the window to go home to Denmark closes, and it closes quickly. Borders is closing and there are imposed restrictions on the aircraft in many places.
- But you have to remember that even if one is stranded out there, so you are not left behind, says Jeppe Kofod.
He said, among other things, is in dialogue with the authorities in the Philippines, which is ready to cooperate to let the danes travel out from the country.