Mon, 18 May 2020
In line with the Foreign Ministry’s plan to evacuate all Bahraini nationals abroad following the spread of COVID-19, Bahrain’s Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulate General in Mumbai facilitated the return of citizens from India.
The evacuation came within the plan prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evacuate Bahraini citizens from a number of countries to protect them from the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had revealed that 3,800 Bahraini citizens had been successfully repatriated to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan and Iran. This was followed by the repatriation of 301 citizens from the US and Canada, bringing the total number of citizens repatriated by the Kingdom to well over 4000.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa, had also stated that extensive measures were being taken by the Ministry to contact Bahraini citizens abroad. “These include increasing call center capacity to ensure calls are answered at all hours of the day, updating and registering citizens’ data, and ensuring the smooth and safe return of citizens by organising travel and accommodation,” HE explained.
The embassy and consulate general expressed thanks and appreciation to the local authorities concerned for their cooperation to ensure the safe return of Bahraini citizens.
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