The ordeal of the 13 Greek truck drivers trapped at the Iraqi-Turkey border for 25 days due to the measures to contain the coronavirus, is over.

After concerted efforts by the competent Greek authorities, the truck drivers will return on a special flight chartered by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The flight takes place despite a ban on flights to Iraq due to the coronavirus.

In addition, the Greek government will ensure that the drivers are provided with all possible assistance to deal with the severe financial loss they have suffered as they have been forced to leave their trucks in Erbil in Iraq for an unknown period of time.