ZAGREB, March 18, 2020 – The Croatian and Austrian foreign ministries have coordinated the return of 17 Croatian nationals from Marrakesh in Morocco to Vienna, the Croatian ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.
Problems with the repatriation of the Croatian nationals were primarily due to the suspension of flights caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Croatian nationals are expected to arrive in Vienna late on Tuesday evening, the Croatian ministry said.
According to current estimates, there are around 30,0000 EU citizens in Morocco.
For all of them, the Croatian Embassy in Morocco, which represents the country currently chairing the Council of the EU, continues to coordinate joint activities of member-countries regarding their repatriation, in cooperation with EU member-countries and the EU Delegation in Rabat, and it continues to provide all diplomatic support.
The embassy also continues to provide round-the-clock consular and other assistance to Croatian nationals in Morocco, the ministry said, thanking Austrian authorities for enabling the return of Croatian nationals to Europe.
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