Efforts Ongoing for Return of Palestinians Stranded Abroad

Efforts Ongoing for Return of Palestinians Stranded Abroad

A refugee woman puts a face mask on a boy as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, in al-Wazzani area, in southern Lebanon, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad al-Maliki, said that the ministry is working through its embassies abroad to find a quick solution for Palestinians stuck in other countries and to facilitate their return to their homeland.

Malki said in a press statement, in response to requests and appeals of a number of Palestinians stranded outside their homeland, that the Palestinian side is committed to the current Jordanian government’s travel restrictions on anyone coming from abroad, including Jordanians and Palestinians, saying returnees should definitely be self-quarantined for 14 days.

He thanked the Jordanian government’s sympathy with Palestinian refugees and its efforts to the take all necessary measures to protect them from a coronavirus contamination.

The minister said that efforts have been underway to overcome all challenges faced by Palestinians abroad wishing to return to their homes and families as soon as possible.

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