By Staff writer
Indian citizens will be required to provide a reason for their return home, as well as the "status of their Covid test"
India’s diplomatic missions in the UAE have opened an registration website for citizens hoping to return to their country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The online e-registration was announced through a tweet from the Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night.
“All Indian nationals in the UAE are hereby informed that the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of India, Dubai, have uploaded a form for [the] collection of data to create a database of Indians who wish to travel back to India under Covid-19 situation,” the notice said.
According to embassy officials, the forms are designed to help the Indian government to plan for the return of its citizens currently outside the country. Indian citizens will be required to provide a reason for their return home, as well as the “status of their Covid test”.
The forms are for individuals, with families and companies required to fill separate forms for each member.
The statement added that a decision has yet to be made on the resumption of passenger flights to and from India.
“Any announcement in this regard will be made on our website and social media channels,” it said. “All conditions for travel, to be prescribed later, will need to be followed.”