131 Thai nationals evacuated from Maldives

Thai nationals stranded in Maldives check-in to their flight back to Thailand on May 4, 2020. (Photo/Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Maldives)

131 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 operation was organized by the Thai embassy in collaboration with the consulate.

It marks the second voluntary repatriation flight to evacuate Thai nationals in Maldives. The first had been held on April 16, and had carried 55 Thai nationals back home.