Another Repatriation of Gibraltar Residents and UK Nationals from Morocco

YESTERDAY, May 23, an FRS Ferry berthed in Gibraltar after bringing 57 Gibraltar residents, 11 cars and 25 UK nationals, across the Strait, following an operation in which these people had been collected from seven different cities around Morocco.

All those being repatriated had been stranded in Morocco for the past two months and there are now just six Gibraltarians in Morocco awaiting repatriation, several of whom wish to stay there longer for welfare reasons.

The UK nationals will fly out to London over the next few days after all were tested on arrival and they will remain in quarantine until they leave the Rock.

The operation, which involved the British Embassy Rabat, the Convent and the Moroccan Community Association, was led by the Government of Gibraltar’s Civil Contingencies team.

FRS Ferries, Berthing and Unberthing and the Gibraltar Pilots all waived their fees in order to assist with the repatriation.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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