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The Dutch can leave Ethiopia with French flights

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Dutch people in Ethiopia will be able to use charter flights arranged by the French government next week to leave the country. According to the embassy in Addis Ababa, commercial flights are still available in Ethiopia, but the situation in the country is so unpredictable that it is impossible to say how long this will continue.

Earlier this week, the outgoing cabinet called on compatriots in the East African country to leave “urgently”. Previously, countries such as the US, France and Germany did the same. A war has been raging in Ethiopia for a year. The rebels of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) advance towards the capital. Code red now applies to the entire country.

The French charter flights are initially intended for people over 65 and single parents, but “others can also register”, according to the embassy. A valid residence permit for Ethiopia is required, as well as a visa for the Schengen zone.

According to the embassy, ​​many people are now leaving Ethiopia and it will become more difficult to book a flight abroad. “So don’t wait to book, there are still commercial flights.” The Netherlands has not yet sent any aircraft to the country in the Horn of Africa to pick up compatriots.



The Dutch can leave Ethiopia with French flights
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