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Over 203,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

Around 50,000 have completed new electronic form, launched in the UAE on Thursday

Over 203,000 Indians in UAE register to return home

According to reports, 153,660 requests from Indians in the UAE have been received by the Kerala state government website separately.

Over 203,000 Indian citizens in the UAE are looking to travel back to their native homeland.

The Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi revealed that around 50,000 Indians in the UAE completed a new electronic form, launched on Thursday, which is designed to keep track of those wishing to return home during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The embassy said: “The purpose of this forms only collection of information to enable Government of India to plan for return of Indians from abroad in Covid-19 situation.”

According to reports, 153,660 requests have been received by the Kerala state government website separately.

“The decision on resumption of passenger flights to India will be taken in due course. Any announcement in this regard will be made on our website and social media channels. All conditions for travel, to be prescribed later, will need to be followed."

The embassy added that priority will be given to workers who face difficulties in living, critical medical conditions, pregnant women, the elderly, students and those who are stranded in airports.

“All rules and regulations of government of UAE on departure and government of India on arrival will need to be strictly followed, especially those related to Covid-19,” it added.

Registration can be done at www.cgidubai.gov.in/covid_register.

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