Mandatory 14-Day Institutional Quarantine: MHA Issues SOP For Return Of Indians Stranded Abroad

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a Standard Operating Procedure for return of Indians who are stranded abroad. They have to register themselves at Indian missions in the country where they are stranded, along with necessary details as prescribed by the Ministry of External Affairs.. They will travel to India by non scheduled commercial ights to be arranged by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and naval ships to be arranged by the Department of Military Affairs. Also Read – ‘Arnab Goswami Not An Editor Or Journalist’ : Plea In SC For Perjury Against Republic TV Chief For Allegedly Misleading SC Only people showing no symptoms of Covid-19 will be allowed to travel. The MHA also said that priority will be given for travel from abroad to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers who have been laid off as well as people faced with the expiry of short term visas, those with a medical emergency, pregnant women and the elderly. Those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students will also be given priority. 5/9/2020 Mandatory 14-Day Institutional Centre To Take Steps For Free Of Cost Repatriation Of Indians Unable To Meet Flight Fare : Kerala HC [Read Order] The cost of travel, as specied by the MCA or DMA, will be borne by the the travellers. After return to India, they will be kept under institutional quarantine for 14 days. They have to download ‘Arogya Setu’ app on their mobile devices. Once travel arrangements have been made and all requisite information is collected, the MEA will be contacting nodal ocers appointed by it for each Indian state to bring back citizens. MEA will also display the schedule and passenger details of all incoming ights/ships online two days in advance .