Seventy Spaniards repatriated after ‘days of anguish’ in Bali and Lithuania

REPATRIATED: Relieved to be back amid coronavirus crisis. Photo credit: Shutterstock

SEVENTY Spaniards arrived at Alicante Airport having been repatriated amid a coronavirus pandemic and an uncertain period in Lithuania, Bali and Australia.

The first 39 arrivals flew in from Bali, a 32-hour flight with Air Express which stopped off in Thailand, India, Russia and Lithuania.

A further group of 31 who had been studying in Lithuania, also touched down yesterday, having flown with Avion Express.

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Among the passengers was the daughter of the former airport manager, Tomás Melgar, who is a medical student abroad, and a young waitress from La Nucia on the Costa Blanca who had been working in Australia.

On landing, a woman from Madrid could not hide her excitement to be home and told Efe, “at last, it has been a long journey but it is phenomenal,” after many days of “anguish” and “despair” trying to get a plane ticket.


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