The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced that government will be facilitating the return of Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 Crisis in a phased manner from May 7.
The government had banned all international flights to India on March 22 to control the spread of coronavirus.
A statement released by the Ministry of Home Affairs said the return of Indian nationals would be arranged by both aircraft and naval ships and a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been prepared.
According to the government release, Indian Embassies and High Commissions are creating lists of distressed citizens in various countries. It further clarifies that citizens have to pay for the service, so it would be made available on payment basis.
On reaching the destination, everyone will have to register on the Aarogya Setu app.
“Everyone would be medically screened. After scrutiny, they would be quarantined for 14 days, either in a hospital or in an institutional quarantine on payment basis, by the concerned state government,” the government said.