The Indian government is gearing up to bring stranded nationals back from abroad in a phased manner, starting from May 7. The travel would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships.

Indian embassies and High Commissions worldwide have already started taking registrations of Indians who wish to return to their homeland.

Non-scheduled commercial flights are being arranged for this facility, available on payment-basis.

Passengers have to undergo mandatory medicals screenings before taking the flight, and only the asymptomatic ones will be allowed to board.

During the journey, all passengers have to follow health protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Post landing, there will be another medical screening for passengers. After a thorough check, returnees shall be quarantined for 14 days, either in a hospital or in an institutional quarantine on payment-basis; followed by a Covid-19 test.

State government authorities have been asked to make arrangements for testing, quarantine and onward journey of individuals to their respective states.

On reaching the destination, everyone needs to register on the government’s Aarogya Setu app.


Ministry of external affairs has unveiled the flight plan that covers 64  deployed to several countries to repatriate Indian nationals.

KBS Sidhu, Punjab special chief secretary, tweeted today: