Last repatriation flight for Thai nationals in Maldives leaves with 15

Thai nationals stranded in Maldives check-in to their flight back to Thailand on May 25, 2020. (Photo/Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Maldives)

15 Thai nationals have been evacuated out of Maldives on a chartered flight operated by the national airline, Maldivian.

The flight departed to Thai capital Bangkok on Monday morning.

According to the Thai consulate, the flight, in additional to carrying 15 Thai nationals from Maldives, will also carry an additional 63 Thai nationals from the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

It marks the fourth and final flight chartered by the Thai consulate for the voluntary repatriation of Thai nationals in Maldives.

The first flight had been held on April 16 and had repatriated 55 Thai nationals, the second flight had been held on May 4 and had repatriated 133 Thai nationals, and the third flight had been held on May 17 and had repatriated 148 Thai nationals.

The fourth and last flight this Monday totals the number of Thai nationals repatriated from Maldives to 249.