A growing number of countries around the world have evacuated or planned diplomatic personnel and citizens from areas affected by the new corona virus.
Below are some countries' evacuation plans and how they aim to address the health risk of returnees.
– Hong Kong arranged four flights to bring 533 of its residents back from Hubei province, China. The flights are expected to return by March 5, and those who return will face a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
– Over 200 Hong Kong residents on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan were flown back to February 23 and are in quarantine for two weeks. Authorities said 70 of Hong Kong's 364 residents on the ship were infected and would remain in Japan with other people who were in close contact with them.
– Relatives and some employees were evacuated from the British embassy in Tehran on March 1, but important employees remain.
– Around 30 British passengers came home from the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan on February 22nd. There were more than 70 British passengers on the cruise ship when cases of Covid-19 appeared.
– Britain's last evacuation flight from Wuhan, involving more than 200 people, landed in Britain on February 9. At the end of January, an aircraft with 83 British and 27 EU nationals landed from Wuhan.
– Taiwan flew 19 passengers back from the cruise ship Diamond Princess on February 21. It evacuated 247 of the estimated 500 Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan on February 3.
– A flight of 129 Canadians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship landed on Feruary. 21. All repatriated passengers on the charter flight had performed a negative test. There were 256 Canadians on board, 47 of whom tested positive.
– Canada flew 185 citizens from Wuhan on February 11 after the evacuation of 215 people. All evacuees were quarantined for two weeks.
– More than 150 Australians came home on February 20 to begin quarantine two weeks after they finally left the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan.
– An aircraft load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from Wuhan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on February 5.
– Kuwait to send a plane to Italy to evacuate the citizens.
– Qatar is bringing Qatar and Kuwaiti citizens back from Iran.
– Indonesia sent a naval ship to return 188 of its nationals who work as crew on board the World Dream cruise ship under coronavirus concerns, a minister and a health official said on February 24.
– The Indonesian government flew 243 Indonesians from Hubei on February 2 and quarantined them on a military base on an island northwest of Borneo.
– In central Ukraine, residents protested on February 20 against the arrival of a plane with evacuees from Hubei, despite official assurances that there was no risk of infection. In addition to 45 Ukrainians, 27 Argentinian citizens were on the plane, as well as citizens from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica and other countries.
– The United States flew back over 300 Americans on February 17, stuck on a cruise ship affected by the coronavirus. They were quarantined two more weeks after docking in Japan for the past 14 days.
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