Over 100 Thai nationals repatriated

Over 100 Thailand nationals in the Maldives were repatriated to their country on Monday.

The Thailand Consulate in the Maldives said 131 people were repatriated to Thailand in a chartered flight arranged by the consulate and the Maldivian Embassy in Thailand. This is the second evacuation facilitated for Thai nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Maldivian borders were closed in March as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, which left a large number of foreigners, including tourists and expatriates stranded in the Maldives. The governments of their respective countries have been arranging repatriation flights to evacuate them.