Return program: Government has received 2.7 million euros back so far

Photo: landing gear of a Boeing 747-400 (via dts news agency)
Photo: landing gear of a Boeing 747-400 (via dts news agency)

Berlin (dts news agency) – The federal government has so far received 2.7 million euros from German tourists for their return from vacation in the wake of the global corona outbreak. This is reported by “Bild” (Tuesday edition), citing information from the Foreign Office, which initiated the one-time return campaign with chartered machines for around 240,000 German vacationers stranded abroad in March and April 2020. The European Union is to reimburse the federal government for around 47 million euros of the total costs of 94 million euros.

But the remaining amount of another 47 million euros should be paid by the passengers themselves. For this, the federal government has already sent thousands of invoices to the tourists concerned. “The payment deadline for a very large number of notices has not yet expired,” said the Foreign Office.