By Sami Zaptia.
London, 14 April 2020:
Libya’s Tripoli-based Foreign Ministry announced plans on Sunday to repatriate citizens stranded abroad during the Coronavirus pandemic.
It stated that Libyans stranded in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt would be tested prior to entering into quarantine for a period of 14 days. After this period, they would be tested again for the Coronavirus.
It added that money had been allocated to its embassies abroad to help out those stranded and running out of money.
The authorities had earlier urged Libyans abroad to contact their nearest embassy to register themselves.
Many Libyans stranded abroad have been complaining that their embassies are not doing enough to help them and that the Libyan government is not implementing a plan to repatriate them.