Nearly 42,000 Poles repatriated under 'Flight Back Home' initiative

So far, LOT has brought passengers back from the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania, and many European countries. Piotr Nowak/PAP

Close to 42,000 Poles and around 700 foreigners entitled to assistance have returned home since March 15 on special charter flights organised jointly by the Polish government and the state flag carrier LOT, the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The operation to bring back Polish citizens from various regions of the world under the banner Flight Back Home (#LotDoDomu) was organised in wake of the suspended air connections to and from abroad.

So far, LOT has brought passengers back from the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania, and many European countries.

As part of the operation, the national carrier has also imported medical supplies for staff fighting coronavirus spread in the country, including protective suits, medical tests, gloves and other necessary items, the statement also said.

An up-to-date list of connections on which it is possible to return to Poland is available at the web address: https://www.lot.com/pl/pl/lot-do-domu.

The Flight Back Home action is to last until April 5.