NEW DELHI, May 4 - The Union government will facilitate the return of Indians stranded abroad and the process will begin from May 7 in a phased manner.
In a statement, the Home Ministry said only asymptomatic people would be allowed to travel and it would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships, and the facility will be available on a payment basis.
After their arrival in India, medical examination will be conducted on everyone and they will be subsequently put under quarantine for 14 days, either in a hospital or in an institutional facility, it said.
COVID-19 tests will be done after 14 days and further action would be taken according to health protocols, the statement said.
�The Government of India will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner. The travel would begin from May 7,� it said. � PTI