Two special flights are all set to bring back Indians stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday.
One flight will operate from Abu Dhabi to Kochi and the other from Dubai to Kozhikode, the Indian Consulate in Dubai said on Monday.
The passenger list for the two flights will be finalized by the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, and the Consulate General of India, Dubai, the statement said.
The list will be made on the basis of registrations in the Embassy or Consulate database which was launched for this purpose a few days back, it added.
According to the statement, priority will be given to workers in distress, urgent medical cases, pregnant women as well to other people who are stranded in difficult situations.
“The cost of the tickets and other conditions, for travel including quarantine requirements after reaching India, and health requirements to board the flight will be conveyed in due course and will have to be accepted by each passenger,” it said.
Air tickets will only be issued to those on the passenger lists prepared by the Embassy or Consulate, the statement said.
The Embassy or Consulate will also be conveying the details of further flights to different destinations in India in the coming days and the process for finalization of the passenger lists for these flights will remain the same, it added.
According to the statement, 200000 Indians have registered to travel back to their native country from the UAE.