India opens e-registration for its nationals stranded in UAE wanting to fly home

WION Web Team
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Published: Apr 30, 2020, 07:56 AM(IST)

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In a late night tweet on Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi announced the details of data collection through the website of the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

The Indian mission in the UAE has opened e-registration for its nationals wanting to travel back home in the face of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

In a late night tweet on Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi announced the details of data collection through the website of the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

“Public Notice for collection of data of Indians in the UAE who wish to travel to India under the present COVID 19 situation. For registration, please visit: https://cgidubai.gov.in/covid_register/” the tweet said.

In the notice, the mission stated: “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.”

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“The link for the registration is available on the website of the embassy as well as on the website of the CGI Dubai and can also be accessed directly at https://cgidubai.gov.in/covid_register/”

This form is to be filled for a single individual at a time. Families need to fill separate forms for each member. For companies, a separate form has to be filled for each employee.

The mission had earlier clarified that the purpose of the form was only to collect information to enable the Central government to plan for the return of Indians from abroad.

“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.”

Applicants are also asked to provide the “compelling reason for travelling back to India” and the “status of their COVID test” (positive, negative or test not done).

It reiterated that filling up the form is for information collection and doesn’t automatically entitle a seat on a flight to India.

Several Indian nationals stranded in the UAE have been requesting their government to help them fly back home during the travel restrictions.

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