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20. April 2020

Newsletter on the Repatriation of South African Citizens

As the spread of COVID-19 escalates across the world, more and more governments have had to implement strict measures which, like in South Africa, includes the declaration of a nationwide lockdown. As a result, many people find themselves stranded abroad due to the travel restrictions that are part of the lockdown conditions. DIRCO through the COVID-19 Command Centre has together with foreign embassies and South African Airways been hard at work coordinating the repatriation of citizens from and to South Africa. To date, of the 3 639 South Africans who have indicated that they would like to return, 1 332 have been repatriated. See details in the PDF attached.

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