Only those approved by UAE health officials will be allowed to board the aircraft: Embassy of India


The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), said that only those Indians who would be approved by the country’s health authorities and without any symptoms of the corona virus would be allowed to return home. The process of evacuating the Indians trapped abroad will begin on Thursday, the Government of India announced on Monday from May 7 a plan to evacuate its citizens trapped abroad.

India’s Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that the Air India will operate 64 flights to evacuate the stranded Indians due to the lockdown implemented due to the corona virus. About 15,000 Indians will be brought home from these. Indian Ambassador to the UAE Pawan Kapoor has said that two special flights will operate on Thursday to evacuate Indians stranded in the UAE. It will start with the people of Kerala who have registered to return to their homeland here. The people of Kerala live in large numbers in the UAE.

The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi said on Tuesday that all passengers departing at the airport departure would undergo medical screening and IGM / IGG screening and only those allowed to board the aircraft would be cleared by UAE health officials and including Corona No symptoms of the virus will be found.

According to the embassy, ​​all passengers will have to sign an affidavit that they will reach home indiscriminately and will bear separate expenses. The Embassy / Consulate has finalized the passenger list for the two flights on May 7 and sent it to the Air India Express for issuing tickets. Gulf News has reported that fewer than 2000 Indians have expressed willingness to return to India from the UAE.