Govt to Facilitate Return of Citizens Stranded Abroad from May 7

Government of India to bring back stranded citizens from abroad from May 7th. Check out more details here.

Updated: May 05, 2020 14:21 IST




Govt to facilitate a return.

The Indian government will facilitate the return of more than 5,000 distressed Indians from various countries in the Gulf within a week. On Monday, the government announced that it would facilitate the return of Indian citizens stranded abroad in forced circumstances, starting from the 7th of May, in a phased manner. The Indian Missions in the Gulf are all getting ready for this massive operation.

Reportedly, around two dozen flights are likely to be operated from the various Gulf countries, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain, in the first week of the evacuation. These flights are likely to be scheduled for different destinations in India.

Non-scheduled commercial flights are to be operated for this particular purpose. Tickets will be issued by Air India based on the list received by them from various Missions. Returnees are expected to pay for their flight tickets. A list is being framed from those who had registered on the online portals of the Missions in these countries.  The list is made considering the distressed blue-collared workers, especially those who have lost their jobs or their work permits have expired, those needing medical attention, aged and older adults, pregnant women, and some others requiring extra immediate attention.