Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to fly home

Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to fly home
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Over 32,000 Indians in UAE register to fly home
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Abu Dhabi: More than 32,000 Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) wishing to fly home during the COVID-19 pandemic registered their details after t...

Abu Dhabi: More than 32,000 Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) wishing to fly home during the COVID-19 pandemic registered their details after the Indian missions in the country launched the e-registration of expats, it was reported on Friday."As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, we received more than 32,000 registrations," Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul told Gulf News.

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Indian Consulate inDubai on Wednesday night announced they were accepting the registration.Within minutes of announcing the launch of the registration process, the site faced technical issues prompting the missions to delete thetweet about it and repost it hours later on Thursday morning.

The Consul General however, reiterated that the registrationin the databank does not guarantee a seat on the initial flights that would bearranged to repatriate the most deserving categories of people."Workers in acute distress, medical cases, pregnantwomen, the elderly and the group Indians stranded in Dubai Airport," arelikely to get first priority when the government resumes services forrepatriation, he said.

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