SOPs revised for flights to bring Indians home | India News

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May 24, 2020

NEW DELHI: The Union home ministry on Sunday revised its standard operating procedures for special flights ferrying Indian nationals stranded abroad as also persons stranded in India who wish to travel abroad. For international arrivals and quarantine arrangements, guidelines issued by the ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday will be applicable.
As per SOP for movement of Indian nationals stranded abroad as well as Indian nationals who need to visit India for emergencies, the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine and Aarogya Setu download by passengers prescribed by the May 5 SOPs have been done away with.
The health ministry guidelines issued on Sunday recommend only a seven-day institutional quarantine followed by seven days of isolation at home with self-monitoring of health. Stranded Indians will continue to be required to register themselves with the Indian missions in the country where they are stranded.

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