European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Bringing stranded citizens home

The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.

Once a Member State activates the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre coordinates repatriations closely with Member States. The Commission can co-finance up to 75% of the transport costs. Non-EU citizens can also benefit from this assistance.

  • Click here for a detailed list of past repatriation flights under the Mechanism.
  • Click here for more information on our Crisis Management and Solidarity.
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