As many as 1,970 Indonesians working for several cruise ships in Germany, have returned to Indonesia over the past few weeks, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Berlin.A total of 242 Indonesian crew members of the Mein Schiff 3, Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 5, and Mein Schiff 6 cruise ships left for the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali on Wednesday, German time. They landed at the resort island on Thursday, the embassy revealed in a press statement as quoted by Antara.
The Indonesian Ambassador to Germany, Arif Havas Oegroseno, said this is the last repatriation. All of them have tested negative for COVID-19. The Indonesian sailors boarded a chartered flight of TUI Fly's TB 8333, which took off from the Hamburg International Airport at 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday.As of May 19, 2020, the Indonesian Government has facilitated the return of 99,543 Indonesian citizens from abroad. Majority of them are Indonesian migrant workers working in Malaysia and Indonesian sailors employed with foreign cruise ships//ANT