A Tarom plane will fly to South Africa to repatriate 39 Romanian citizens
UPDATE: The Boeing 737-700 YR-BGG aircraft took off for Mombasa (Kenya) and then for Pretoria, South Africa. It has the mission to repatriate 39 Romanian citizens.
Initial news: Cabinet ministers Nicolae Ciucă met on Sunday in a government meeting to discuss measures that are required in the context of the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The prime minister announced that a Tarom aircraft will travel to Pretoria to bring the Romanians stranded there.
Thus, compared to the situation on Saturday, November 27, when the MFA had 36 Romanian citizens, the MFA informs that a Romanian citizen managed to leave South Africa with a scheduled flight, and another 4 Romanian citizens and- they notified the presence at the Romanian Embassy and requested consular support. Currently, 39 Romanian citizens are waiting to be repatriated from South Africa.
At the same time, in addition to the 39 Romanian citizens who are offered assistance, another 7 Romanian citizens who had requested consular assistance to the two diplomatic missions managed to book seats on other flights to Europe and have already left or are scheduled to leave during the day. today.
It follows that on the night between Sunday and Monday or Monday morning, a Boeing 737-800 TAROM aircraft will take off for Pretoria to repatriate the 39 Romanian citizens, including the delegation of the CSM Știința Baia Mare rugby team. It will make a 12-hour stopover in Kenya, a technical stop for refueling. The return flight will be operated on the same three. Three cabin crews will be required to operate the flights in complete safety. Because there will be more seats on the plane, the Romanian authorities have announced that they will take over other European citizens through the European Emergency Mechanism.