More than 230,000 Ukrainians have been evacuated from abroad since the start of their quarantine – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
More than 230,000 citizens have returned to Ukraine since the start of their quarantine with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This was announced by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Enin in an interview with Radio Liberty.
“In general, with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, more than 230,000 Ukrainian citizens have returned. And this process continues, ”he said.
According to Enin, the ministry has adequately managed the organization of evacuation and assistance to Ukrainians abroad.
“According to the estimates of our fellow citizens and many of our partners, the evacuation which has been carried out, including with the active participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, is considered to be one of the exemplary … We let us do our best to facilitate the quickest and quickest evacuation of our fellow citizens. Although this can sometimes be quite difficult, taking into account both national characteristics and the corresponding epidemiological regime in different countries. Often, a certain bureaucracy becomes an obstacle, an additional precaution, “he said.
Speaking on the possibility of opening the borders and restoring air traffic in Ukraine and in the world after the quarantine, Yenin noted that not a single official in the partner countries was yet ready to give precise dates.
According to him, the vast majority of countries are today extremely cautious about restoring traffic, despite the active start of the tourist season. “If we are talking about traditional destinations for a Ukrainian tourist, the same Egypt, then he is extremely careful in his assessments,” added Yenin.
He said that somewhere in the middle of the summer, Israel is planning a pilot project to open tourist-oriented borders for the so-called “green list of countries”, where there is the least risk of disease, where maximum health measures are taken, and the maximum percentage of the population that passes through the corresponding areas. test.
“We must rely on the relevant decisions of the authorities of certain countries,” said Yenin and stressed that key decisions should be made by countries which are ready to accept tourists and provide appropriate conditions in order to avoid the second wave of a pandemic.
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As reported, on March 12, the government introduced quarantine in Ukraine to combat the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. In particular, commercial establishments were closed, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and banks. The works of the Kiev metro, Kharkov and Dnipro have been stopped, the circulation of land transport in cities has been limited, interurban and interregional road, rail and air services have been stopped.
Since March 28, Ukraine has completely closed the border for scheduled flights, especially aviation. On May 4, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the quarantine, but since May 11, restrictions have been relaxed.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize a number of special flights for the return of Ukrainian citizens to their homes.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru