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26 May 2020

Rejimon Kuttappan, The Lede (India)

Employers can charter flights to return Indian migrant workers in the Gulf, but thousands remain stranded

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"Permission for Gulf employers to fly Indian workers via chartered flight," 23 May 2020

Stranded Indian workers in foreign countries, especially from the Arab Gulf, can return as the Indian government has agreed to allow chartered flights arranged by the workers’ employers, a government order from the Ministry of Home Affairs reveals...

 travel to India can be by special chartered flights to be arranged by employers or by hiring firms...

The Lede has learnt that many companies in the Arab Gulf who have laid off their workers had approached the Indian embassies requesting to repatriate their workers in chartered flights at their cost.