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Over 80 Gibraltar and UK residents repatriated from Morocco

The repatriation of Gibraltar and UK residents from Morocco. / Ph. The Chronicle
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More than 80 British citizens, living in Gibraltar and the UK, were repatriated from Morocco, Saturday. The British nationals were ferried across the Strait of Gibraltar from Tangier, Gibraltar Chronicle reports.

The authorities in Gibraltar, the UK and Morocco organized the repatriation operation, the same source wrote, adding that the ferry was operated by RSF. The ferry repatriated 57 Gibraltar residents, their 11 cars, and 25 UK nationals.

The returnees were tested and are currently quarantined, including the British nationals who will travel to the UK in the coming days.

«There are now just six Gibraltarians in Morocco awaiting repatriation, several of whom wish to stay longer for welfare reasons», a statement by Gibraltar authorities read.

Earlier this month, authorities in Gibraltar sent two vessels to Tangier to repatriate 23 Gibraltar-resident British nationals stranded in Morocco.

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