25th May 2020, 15:53
57 Gibraltar residents and 25 UK nationals have been repatriated from Morocco. They were brought across the Strait by an FRS Ferry (together with 11 cars) in the early hours of Saturday morning, following an operation in which they had been collected from seven different cities around Morocco.
They had been stranded in Morocco for the past 2 months.
The UK nationals were expected to fly out to London in a matter of few days. All were tested on arrival and they will remain in quarantine until they leave the Rock.
The operation was led by the Government’s Civil Contingencies team and involved the British Embassy in Rabat, the Convent and the Moroccan Community Association.
FRS Ferries, Berthing & Unberthing and the Gibraltar Pilots all waived their fees in order to assist with the repatriation.
The Government says there are now just six Gibraltarians in Morocco awaiting repatriation, “several of whom wish to stay longer for welfare reasons”.