Indian missions lend helping hand to ensure compatriots reach home safely amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Indian missions are helping fellow citizens world over, affected by travel restrictions due to COVID-19, through consular services and by arranging flights under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs, India. 

Stranded travellers in many countries have reached out to the India's Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar, to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), to Indian consulates and to Indian High Commissioners (IHC). 

The MEA and the IHC’s have been active on social media and have shared updates through their twitter handles. Here's  a round up of some reassuring posts. 

Indian pilgrims in Iran being treated in Iran where coronavirus spread like wildfire.

India  in New Zealand sends a message to stranded travellers.

India in UK shares the High Commissioners message. 

Indian embassy officials & Air India worked together as a team to ensure smooth check in and departure of Indian students & compassionate cases from Rome.

India in Italy updated with relief that all Indian students have reached India. 

India in Malaysia reaffirmed that officials will help stranded Indians at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and provide 24/7 medicines and food supplies.

India in Maldives appreciates the help of Indian medical relief teams 

India in Chile published updates for Indian national in Chile 

So did India in Thailand 

India in Netherlands provided updated travel advisories

India in Mauritius advised all to be calm and work together.

Indians in Myanmar were urged to register themselves at the embassy

Indian nationals who return to the homeland will go through medical checkups and will be quarantined for 14 days upon landing.