MINSK, 3 April (BelTA) – Several groups of Belarusians will soon return home from Indonesia via Amsterdam, BelTA learned from the Facebook account of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“So far, we have helped around 5,920 our compatriots get back home. On 2 April, Belarusian citizens continued to return to Belarus from Austria, Vietnam, Germany, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Slovakia, the USA, Finland, the Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, and Japan by various means, including independently,” the ministry said.
The ministry said that work is in progress to solve the most pressing issues with Belarusians stranded in faraway countries. More than 20 Belarusians departed from Indonesia to Belarus via Amsterdam on 3 April. Plans are in place to bring home several more groups of Belarusians by this route in the coming days. “We hope that this way most Belarusians who are stranded in Indonesia and have sought help will be able to get back home,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.
On 2 April, Belarus in close cooperation with Russia managed to organize a charter flight of the Azur Air air carrier from Peru to help ten Belarusians stranded there. In line with the agreed procedure, after arriving in Moscow, the Belarusian Embassy in Russia will take the Belarusian tourists to the Belorussky railway station. Thanks to the Belarusian Embassy in Slovakia, another six Belarusians have arrived in Prague and are waiting for a flight home.
“All the relevant government agencies are working to solve the most urgent problems with evacuation of Belarusian nationals from India (including Goa), Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Thailand. We need more time, but we expect to achieve concrete results in the course of the next few days,” the ministry added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Lithuania has decided to suspend all flights of the Belarusian air carrier Belavia to Vilnius from 6 April. Belavia, however, does not intend to cancel its flights, including to Armenia, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Finland, France, Czechia, Switzerland, Sweden, and Estonia, that are actively used by foreign citizens to return home via Minsk.