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Indian embassy lists 'things to be noted before accepting employment in Qatar'

May 05, 2020

Indian Embassy in Qatar informed its nationals in the country that the Government of India has decided to operate two special flights from Doha to India. As per current information, the first one will be from Doha to Kochi on May 7,  2020 and the second from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram on May 10, 2020, stated the embassy on its social media.  

The passenger lists for both these flights will be finalized by the Embassy on the basis of registrations made on the Embassy website for this purpose. Priority will be given to pregnant women, urgent medical cases, workers in distress, senior citizens as well as to other people who are stranded in difficult situations. 

The Embassy said it will also publicise the details of further flights to different destinations in India, as and when they become available. 

The Embassy added that it will contact the short-listed people for each flight directly through email/telephone. The cost of the tickets and other conditions for travel, including quarantine requirements after reaching India, apart from health requirements to board the flight, will be conveyed in due course and will have to be accepted by each passenger. Air tickets will be issued by the airline only to those on the passenger lists prepared by the Embassy.

The Embassy said that it had received almost 40,000 registrations for repatriation, and so will require time for all people to be accommodated. 

"Please be assured that fair and objective criteria will be used to prioritise passengers for each flight. We seek patience and cooperation from everyone, as the Government of India undertakes this massive task of repatriation of stranded Indian nationals," mentioned the statement. 

In view of the social distancing norms prescribed by the Government of the State of Qatar to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Embassy requested residents to restrict their visits to the Embassy, until and unless they have a prior appointment.
The embassy officials can be contacted on Covid19 helpline number 55667569 and 55647502 or through its email covid19dohahelpline@gmail.com for any queries.