1970 crew working on German cruise ships return to Indonesia

   May 21, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

As many as 1970 Indonesians working for several Germany-based cruise ships were repatriated / returned to Indonesia over the past few weeks, Indonesia's Embassy in Berlin announced.

A total of 242 Indonesian crew of TUI Cruises' liners Mein Schiff 3, Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 5, and Mein Schiff 6 left for Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali) on Wednesday, May 20, and arrived on Thursday, May 21.

Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship

According to the Indonesian Ambassador in Germany, Arif Havas Oegroseno, that was the last repatriation and all of them had tested negative for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Indonesian crew boarded a chartered flight of TUIfly TB 8333, from Hamburg Airport at 6 PM (local time) on Wednesday.

As of May 19, the Indonesian Government has facilitated the return of a total of 99,543 Indonesian citizens from abroad. The majority of them are Indonesian migrant workers working in Malaysia as well as Indonesian sailors employed with foreign cruise ships.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.

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