About 1900 Latvian nationals registered in the Consular Register waiting for repatriation from Europe

  • 2020-03-17
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - About 1,900 Latvian citizens awaiting repatriation in Europe are currently registered in the Consular Register, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) said today.

751 Latvian citizens are waiting for repatriation in Asia and Africa, while 198 in North and South America, so a total of 2849 Latvian citizens are waiting for repatriation, Rinkevics said.

The Foreign Minister said that "additional ferries for solving the Polish-German border problem, as well as charters" are currently being sought.

The decision of Poland to close its borders to foreign nationals has caused great problems for Latvian national wishing to return home, and as a result a large number of Latvian nationals "are stuck" on the German-Polish border at the moment.