The relentless effort of the Indian government to bring back the Indian citizens from abroad continues to be in full swing.
Being considered one of the largest expatriation exercises run by any country, India has been at the forefront of the rescue mission of thousands of Indians stranded across different countries amid the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.
So far, India has managed to bring back 6037 stranded citizens from 12 foreign countries in the last five days under the Vande Bharat Mission, according to reports. Thatâs a phenomenal feat, considering the testing time all of us are collectively going through.
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However, the passengers on these special repatriation flights run by the national carrier have to pay their own fares and register with Indian high commissions or embassies or on specified government websites before they are picked up for the return journey home.
Following the strict COVID-19 rules, all the returnees have to go through mandatory screening and even testing at some locations before they are cleared for the flights. They also have to go through mandatory quarantine at their own cost in facilities designated by the government upon their return.