Useful information for EU citizens in ASEAN
“Helping our citizens stranded in countries outside the EU return home is our absolute priority. Work of the EU continues to help organising repatriation flights, ensuring landing rights and access to airspace, transit access and extension of visas when needed.”
Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission
Together with our Member States, the EU is working through its network of 142 EU Delegations around the world to help EU citizens affected by the COVID-19 situation return to their countries. Around 7 million EU citizens travel to ASEAN each year and many of them have been affected by the COVID-19 situation. The EU “consular toolkit” provides practical information for EU citizens, including their right for consular protection.
Following the outbreak, the EU has also been helping Member States in the consular repatriation of their citizens. The EU Delegations in Southeast Asia has provided support operations in various countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Around 250,000 EU citizens from around the world have reunited with their families in Europe so far, thanks to flights organised by the Member States. If you are EU citizen and need assistance, please contact your Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in.
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