Rand five weeks after the start of the dispatch of the first flight bills for the corona-related return campaign of German tourists, only a fraction of all notices have been sent. “Around 3,000 invoices will have been sent by the end of this working week”, said the WELT AM SONNTAG from the Federal Foreign Office. Under his aegis, around 240,000 travelers had been brought back to Germany by charter aircraft because of the pandemic by the end of April.
The Office’s reason for the delay: “Settling the return campaign poses great challenges for our structures. While we have to deal with an average of around 800 consular cases in normal years, the return campaign alone involves around 67,000 participants, all of whom receive a separate invoice. ”The costs of the other holidaymakers were paid through travel agencies or airlines.
According to the information, the demands on the tourists brought home are around 200 euros, for example, for the return home from the Canary Islands, 500 euros for the Caribbean and southern Africa and 1000 euros for Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand alone, 10,000 German vacationers were stranded. A total of 260 machines were chartered, the cost was 94 million euros.
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