In coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India and State Government, the District Magistrate’s Office sent 253 foreign nationals to Ahmedabad and Mumbai Airports.
Under the guidance of District Magistrate Shalini Agarwal, her office coordinated with the Ministry of External Affairs and State Government, 253 citizens from 7 countries were repatriated to Ahmedabad / Mumbai airport in proper coordination with the embassies. This operation is completed from 31st March to 30th April.
Foreign nationals were stranded in Vadodara city and district as air services were shut down following the lockdown. The embassies of the respective countries arranged air transport for these citizens and coordinated with the concerned district magistrates’ offices for their transportation from the place of their stay to the nearest airport.
As part of this, Vadodara District Magistrate’s Office found 10 nationals from Germany, 69 from Canada, 159 from UK, 05 from Austria, 5 from Austria, 4 from Sweden, 5 from Spain and 1 from Switzerland a total 253 foreign nationals. In coordination with the police the office make arrangements for them to reach the airports. This was a great relief to the stranded citizens and they were able to reach their country.