LATEST: Kildare woman stranded in Argentina due to Covid-19 is finally home

Senan Hogan


Senan Hogan

LATEST: Kildare woman on flight home from Argentina after being stranded due to Covid-19

Aoife Murphy

A Co Kildare woman who had been stranded in Argentina amid a Coronavirus lockdown is finally home.

Aoife Murphy from Kilcock arrived back to Ireland on Friday night on a flight booked with LATAM and Aer Lingus.

The Irish Embassy in Buenos Aires provided personalised repatriation letters which police checked on the way to Buenos Aires Airport.

Aoife and her partner Brian Bateman from Dublin were on a six-month backpacking trip with Brian around the world.

Authorities had imposed a 14-day quarantine on them in Argentina and they spend the past few days in a hostel. 

Aoife said: "I booked the flight with LATAM and Aer Lingus.

"The Irish embassy  provided us both with personalised repatriation letters which helped to get us to the Airport as we were stopped twice by police.

She added: "Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this happen!"