When the state of alarm was initiated, and consequently, home confinement according to orders issued in Spain and other countries. and, consequently, house confinement according to the orders issued in Spain and other countries of the world, thousands of foreign of the world, it came as a surprise to thousands of foreign citizens, who tried to return home at all costs. tried to return home at all costs. Many of them did not succeed in their Many of them did not achieve their goal and are now in foreign countries, waiting to be repatriated to their to their country of origin.
Iberia has managed to repatriate more than 6,000 citizens from Ecuador, Japan, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Poland, Dominican Republic, Senegal and Uruguay, Senegal and Uruguay
Together with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the network of embassies and consulates, as well as the embassies of embassies and consulates, as well as the embassies of several countries in Spain, Iberia has Spain, Iberia has launched this series of flights, most of which have been taken up by Spanish Spanish citizens for the most part, but also foreign citizens who have been authorized by their governments. foreign citizens who have been authorized by their governments. As of today, Iberia is awaiting the pertinent authorizations to be able to launch other flights to countries such as Panama and Algeria. flights to countries such as Panama and Algeria.
In addition, iberia has launched another collaboration related to the transport of sanitary materials to Spain. with the transport of healthcare materials to Spain, opening an airspace with China, operating with China, operating with Airbus A350s. In collaboration with the Spanish Federation Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies and the high-tech Oesia Group, the airline has scheduled technology, the airline has scheduled three flights with Shanghai that will land in Madrid today, March 30, 2010. March 30, March 31 and April 1, where 90 tons of medical supplies will be delivered. will be supplied with 90 tons of medical supplies. Once this task has been completed, Once this task has been carried out, it is planned to make three flights per week for the same purpose.
In addition to these tasks, Iberia will collaborate with Inditex in two other flights for two different purposes. Inditex, with two other flights for two different purposes: the first will be for the supply of medical the first will be to supply medical material and the second to repatriate Spanish Spanish citizens who are still waiting. The first flight was The first flight was made on March 28 to Shanghai, and the second on March 31 to Narita. March 31 to Narita.
Another important and urgent task for Spain's needs are respirators for patients in hospitals. Iberia has brought 23 respirators from Munich and Brussels, donated by small businessmen and destined for the Infanta Sofía, Alcázar, La paz, Gregorio Marañón and Clínico San Carlos hospitals. Iberia and its NGO Mano a Mano made several donations of materials: almost 9,000 quilts, 2,200 pillows and 2,200 pillowcases were delivered to the Madrid Ministry of Health for the hospital set up in Ifema, to which 20,000 toiletry bags containing toothbrushes, toothpaste and combs were also sent. More than 5,000 sanitary gowns were delivered to the Gregorio Marañón hospital, which also received another 1,400 sanitary gowns from the NGO Mano a Mano as a barrier against infectious agents.