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Travel ban: 3 lakh expatriates canceled return journey

Thiruvananthapuram: Almost three lakh expatriate Keralites are in misery as they’re unable to go to the Gulf international locations as a consequence of journey ban. Corona arrived within the nation earlier than the second wave of visa holders in disaster. Many who didn’t return started to obtain prior discover of dismissal. The notices had been issued to workers of presidency and quasi-government establishments.

At the moment, journey permits can be found in Qatar and Bahrain. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman are the international locations with the best variety of Malayalees. There are additionally those that attempt to journey by way of Armenia and Uzbekistan to return earlier than their visa expires. This carries an enormous monetary burden.

Many are planning to journey to Qatar and different international locations. The sharp rise in air fares to Qatar has additionally taken a toll. The ticket worth for Doha has been elevated from Rs 8,500 to Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 in a single go. There isn’t any ample air service.

Staying in Quarantine for 10 days in Qatar may also be enormous. The truth that international locations together with Saudi Arabia don’t acknowledge Kovacsin can be a setback. Those that got here to Saudi Arabia after taking covaxin couldn’t get out as a result of they didn’t get the inexperienced sign.
Regardless of repeated requests from the Chief Minister to intervene to resolve the issues of the expatriates, the Middle has continued with the Anangapara coverage. The Chief Secretary additionally lodged a written grievance with the Union Ministry of Exterior Affairs.

It’s alleged that the Malayalee Minister of State for Exterior Affairs isn’t intervening regardless of the difficulty affecting lakhs of Malayalees. The Kerala Pravasi Sangham demanded that the Ministry of Exterior Affairs ship a particular delegation to resolve the difficulty, together with the journey ban.


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