Hungary is sending a special plane for the 146 Hungarians stranded in Marrakesh after the Moroccan authorities suspended scheduled flights in response to novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Wednesday morning.
He noted that travel restrictions have prevented tens of thousands of foreigners from returning home from Morocco.
“A few hours ago I managed to agree with my Moroccan counterpart that the Hungarian plane will be allowed to land in Marrakesh on Thursday morning and bring back the Hungarians before Morocco’s airspace is totally closed,” the minister said.
The affair clearly shows there are fewer and fewer scheduled flights available to passengers, he said.
Szijjártó asked all Hungarians staying abroad and wishing to return home to make travel arrangements as soon as possible.