Maldivian repatriates over 4,500 foreigners

Expatriates boarding a Maldivian flight. Photo: Maldivian

Malé, Maldives — Maldives has repatriated over 4,500 foreigners during the pandemic.

 Maldives airline, “Maldivian” has announced that along with the 199 individuals that departed today, Maldivian has repatriated 4,581 expatriates on its repatriation operations.

The repatriation operation is for the undocumented workers in the Maldives and for foreign nationals wishing to return back to their home country.

The majority of the repatriates were undocumented workers in Maldives.

A total of 23 such flights have been conducted so far. Flights from both Velana International Aiport and Gan International Airport in the south have departed for the operation.

Along with this, a Bangladeshi air force plane has also repatriated some individuals from the Maldives.

The Maldivian government has also scheduled and conducted Charter flights for this operation.

The government has estimated that there are approximately 100,000 undocumented expatriates in Maldives and is currently targeting to repatriate 20,000 individuals by the end of this year as part of these operations.