A second French plane carrying European citizens from Wuhan will land in Istres, France, on Sunday, the Belgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Some passengers will disembark at Istres and be placed in quarantine before the plane continues on to Melsbroek air base, in Belgium.
Belgian passengers will be taken care of in Belgium, and Dutch, Danish, Czech and Slovak citizens will be repatriated to their own countries, the ministry said, calling it a “prime example of European cooperation.”
The plane was chartered by France, and is part of the European Crisis Management Mechanism.
Five Czechs and two Slovaks are on board the plane, according to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They will be flown from Belgium to the Czech capital of Prague on a government plane.
British citizens are also thought to be on this flight. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Sunday that 11 Britons who failed to leave Wuhan last week are now on a French flight returning to the UK Sunday.