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Aircraft on the way to the Gambia to assist the Dutch to take back

Aircraft on the way to the Gambia to assist the Dutch to take back

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The first empty planes on their way to Gambia to Dutch to pick up, Wednesday left. Travel agencies TUI and Corendon have the return flight in the afternoon planned.

Corendon has Wednesday, three flights scheduled to and from the capital Banjul from the West African country and TUI five. The eight flights arrive the same day back with the passengers.

In the Gambia threaten riots because president Yahya Jammeh refuses to make way for his chosen successor.

Three aircraft of Corendon flies Wednesday at 6.00, 8.00 and 9.00 an hour to the airport of the capital Banjul. At 13.00 o’clock in the afternoon will be the first plane to the Netherlands to leave.

Solution

In total transports Corendon around six hundred people. For the approximately 250 passengers which is still in the Gambia stay hopes the agency in the course of the day to find a solution.

TUI is flying with five aircraft to the Gambia, but could not yet say exactly how late. The aircraft times all five on the same day back with 815 people and also customers of TUI Belgium.

Most of the travelers staying in a hotel, but there are also those who just booked a ticket, according to TUI, which are in contact trying to get with all the travellers in Gambia.

State of emergency

In the Gambia, is the post-election unrest occurred because Jammeh refuses to accept the power. He lost on december 1, the election of Adama Barrow.

The state of emergency, according to Jammeh, to prevent a power vacuum is created while the supreme court tackles the election results. Jammeh trying those results void.

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Travel advice

The ministry of Foreign Affairs ontraadt Dutch people to holiday travel, to take to the Gambia. The travel advice for the African country on Tuesday tightened.

The color code at the travel advice on the website has been changed from yellow (safety risk) to orange (only necessary travel).

Foreign Affairs has all the people who are in the Gambia and living in the ministry are known via an sms to be informed of the more stringent opinion.

British

Also, the British travel company Thomas Cook has begun with the recovery of tourists from the Gambia. According to the BBC it goes to 985 people who are there on vacation.

The organization tries to make contact with 2,500 other tourists who have only a flight booked. Over the next 48 hours additional flights deployed to everyone.

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This we know about the situation after the elections in the Gambia

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