Indians who have been stranded abroad after the travel restrictions came into place following the Covid19 pandemic outbreak will be brought back to the country in a phased manner. The process for the same will begin from May 7 onwards, the government said in a release. The stranded people will be brought back by flight or naval ships.
The release said that the Indian embassies across the world were making a list of stranded Indians but the passengers will have to pay for their way home. The passengers will be ferried in non-scheduled commercial flights and medical screening will be compulsory for all passengers. Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the flights. This will begin from May 7 in a phased manner.
On reaching the country, the passengers will be screened again and will have to undergo 14-day quarantine either in hospital or institutional quarantine on a payment basis. They will also have to mandatorily register on the Aarogya Setu App. After the 14-day quarantine ends, they will have to undergo a medical test again and if found infected then appropriate action will be taken as per protocols. The state governments have also been asked to create medical and quarantine facilities for those returning from abroad.