German citizens who get stuck abroad this summer will have no support if they catch the coronavirus, as Germany has made it clear that it will not repatriate any citizens who get sick with COVID-19 whilst on holiday.

German Foreign Minister,Heiko Mass announced:

“The Government will not send special planes to repatriate tourists this summer”.

When the Covid-19 crisis took hold on in March around the world, over 260,000 German nationals were stranded in other countries with no way of getting back to Germany.

Germany was in charge of organizing the repatriation of just over a quarter of a million German nationals.

“Whoever gets infected on vacation should note expect us to worry about bringing them back to Germany”  Heiko Mass starkly warned.

Although he did cover himself saying that in the most extreme situations, the embassy would be “willing to help as part of their consular duties”.

Global247news spoke to Heinz Gobeller in Berlin who delivered his thoughts to his Foreign Ministers announcement as he said:

“I think it makes perfect sense, if you want to take the risk to visit somewhere with virus risk then you can expect the taxpayer to bring you home if unwell”

 


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