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Press Release on special flights to India from UAE

Posted on: May 04, 2020 | Back | Print

Consulate General of India

Press Release

May 4, 2020 

It is informed that the Government of India has decided to operate two special flights from UAE to India on May 7, 2020. One flight will operate from Abu Dhabi to Kochi and the other from Dubai to Kozhikode. The passenger lists for both these flights will be finalized by the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of India, Dubai on the basis of registrations in the Embassy/Consulate database for this purpose launched a few days back. Priority will be given to workers in distress, elderly people, urgent medical cases, pregnant women as well as to other people who are stranded in difficult situations. The Embassy/Consulate are contacting the people on the passenger lists directly through email/telephone. The cost of the tickets and other conditions, for travel including quarantine requirements after reaching India, and health requirements to board the flight will be conveyed in due course and will have to be accepted by each passenger. Air tickets will only be issued to those on the passenger lists prepared by the Embassy/Consulate.

          The Embassy /Consulate will also be conveying the details of further flights to different destinations in India in the coming days. The process for finalization of the passenger lists for other flights will remain the same. We seek patience and cooperation from everyone as the Government of India undertakes this massive task of repatriation of Indian nationals. Given that the Embassy/Consulate have received almost 200,000 registrations for travelling back, it will take time for all people to be accommodated on these flights. It is also requested that given the social distancing norms under Covid-19 visits to the Embassy/Consulate should be avoided.

For any queries the following details may kindly be used:

Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra: 80046342 (Toll Free)
Embassy     : Covid-19 helpline: +971-508995583
Email          : help.abudhabi@mea.gov.in
Consulate   : Covid-19 helplines: +971-565463903, 543090575
Email          : cons2.dubai@mea.gov.in