Avoid booking tickets for Qatar in anticipation: embassy

  • 2 months   ago
Avoid booking tickets for Qatar in anticipation: embassy

Indian Embassy in Qatar has said that they are working on “mechanism” to help Indians holding Qatar residence permit, who are stuck in India, to travel back to Qatar.

Embassy urged Indian residents to avoid booking tickets and wait for embassy announcements.

“We are trying to work out a mechanism for return of Indian citizens holding Resident permits who wish to travel to Qatar. Avoid booking tickets in anticipation.

Kindly keep following our social media handles for updates on same,” embassy said on its Twitter account.

Qatar has allowed the return of residents stuck abroad from this month, provided they have obtained the necessary entry permit from the Qatar Portal website.

 

The government has also laid down quarantine rules for those returning to Qatar, which vary depending on where they are coming from - low-risk countries or elsewhere. India is not on the list of low-risk countries as of now.

Now, with Qatar allowing the return of residents, it is learnt that some airlines and travel agents are accepting bookings - on chartered and other special flights - from people who want to come back to the country from different parts of India.

The Indian government has been running the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) to repatriate Indians stranded around the world, including in Qatar.

Thousands of people have been repatriated to India from Qatar under this initiative. Besides, a large number of people have also returned to India on chartered flights hired by companies or community organisations.

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