Both local migrant workers and Indians living abroad have been charged for their travel back home in the month of May 2020.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs had posted standard operating procedure for Indian nationals stuck in foreign countries on her Twitter. The guidelines show that people from foreign countries need to pay for flight tickets which are specified by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. However, during the end of January and mid-March earlier this year, the Indian Airforce had flown multiple evacuation missions to bring Indians stranded in COVID-19 hit countries and the passengers were not charged for their trip back home.
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