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28 Croatians repatriated from Italy

ZAGREB, April 19 (Hina) – Twenty-eight Croatians and 10 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who got stuck in Italy as a result of COVID-19 quarantine, arrived in Croatia by bus on Saturday evening, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry stated.

Those citizens were in three Italian regions: Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto.

The Croatian ministry in coordination with the Croatian embassy in Rome and the consulate general in Trieste organised this repatriation with the assistance of the Italian state authorities and the local authorities in those northeastern regions.

Most of those repatriated citizens were quarantined in Italy in the recent period and their movement was restricted after Italy imposed stringent lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus infection.

Recently, the Croatian ministry has organised repatriation flights from several European capital cities and some of the Croatians who got stuck in Italy and Austria were taken back by bus and by ferry.

The ministry says in the press release that it will continue repatriating Croatian nationals who are stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

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