The Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued commonplace working procedures (SOP) for individuals who’re stranded in India and have to journey overseas for pressing causes.
“As a way to include the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide journey of passengers has been prohibited below MHA’s Orders associated to lockdown measures. As per info obtainable, many individuals are stranded in India who’re wanting to journey overseas urgently for numerous functions,” the ministry stated.
The Residence Ministry has stated that individuals who wish to journey overseas should apply to the Aviation Ministry or to any company designated by it for this goal.
“Solely these individuals shall be allowed to journey to the vacation spot international locations, who’re residents of that nation: who maintain visa of a minimum of one 12 months period of that nation: and inexperienced card or OCI card holder. In instances of medical emergency or demise within the household, Indian nationals holding six-month visa will also be allowed,” learn the rules issued by the Residence Ministry.
Earlier than the tickets of such individuals are confirmed, the ministry will be sure that the vacation spot nation permits entry of such individuals.
The situations, if any, imposed by the vacation spot nation, should be fulfilled by the individual aspiring to journey, the house ministry stated.
“The journey from India shall be by the non-scheduled business flights which might be being organized by MoCA for bringing again stranded Indian nationals from overseas,” dwelling ministry stated.
The Residence Ministry has clarified that the price of journey, as specified by aviation ministry, shall be borne by such travellers. On the time of boarding the flight, the aviation ministry will be sure that all travellers endure thermal screening as per well being protocol.
Solely asymptomatic travellers could be allowed to board the flight.
“Whereas on board the flight, well being protocol as issued by MoCA shall be strictly adopted. This would come with carrying of masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene and so forth. to be noticed by airline workers, crew and all passengers,” the house ministry stated.