Five-week voyage: Dutch students sail home amid Covid-19 travel restrictions

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A group of 25 Dutch high school students arrived home on Sunday after five weeks of sailing across the Atlantic. The students had been on a sail-study program in the Caribbean when the Covid-19 pandemic scuppered their plans to fly home.


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After travel restrictions introduced to control the spread of the virus made it impossible to fly home from Cuba, trip organisers instead decided to sail back to the Netherlands on the ship the students had been learning on.

“Well sometimes its difficult that a boat is a very tiny space and youre with a lot of people. So sometimes its very difficult that you can get annoyed very easily,” said Lotte, one of the students on board, wRead More – Source