Under ‘Samudra Setu’, Indian Naval Ship Shardul has begun operation to evacuate Indian citizens on 08 June, 2020 onwards from the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran to Porbandar, Gujarat. The Indian Mission in Iran has prepared a list of Indian citizens to be evacuated and will facilitate their embarkation after requisite medical screening.
- The evacuated personnel would be provided the basic amenities and medical facilities whilst undertaking the sea-passage to Porbandar.
- In view of the unique challenges associated with COVID-19 including asymptomatic carriers, stringent protocols are being stipulated during the passage.
- After disembarkation at Porbandar, the evacuated personnel will be entrusted to the care of State authorities.
- Noteworthy, Indian Navy had launched Operation ‘Samudra Setu’ to repatriate Indian citizens commencing 08 May and evacuated 2874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin.