What will happen to Australian citizens returning home from India?
Canberra: Australia has imposed a strict ban on the repatriation of its citizens from India. For the first time, repatriation has been made a crime. The ban will start from May 3.
According to the details, Australia has declared the repatriation of its citizens in India as a crime. From tomorrow, those returning home from India will face many years of imprisonment and heavy fines.
Australia has said that Australian citizens in India will have to spend 5 years in prison and pay a fine of Rs 8 million if they return home. The decision has also caused problems for Australian cricketers playing in the IPL.
The temporary emergency decision was issued late Friday night, the first time Australia has declared the repatriation of its citizens a crime.
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said the decision was based on the proportion of people in quarantine who had contracted coronavirus in India and had returned.
According to media reports, there are 9,000 Australians in India, 600 of whom are at risk. The health ministry said the new decision would be reviewed on May 15. It may be recalled that the Australian government had also suspended all flights from India earlier this week.