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Dubai-Jamaica flight with Indians sent back, MEA confirms

A chartered flight carrying multiple Indian passengers from Dubai to Jamaica has been sent back due to concerns over their documentation, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 09th 2024 07:26 PM
Dubai-Jamaica flight with Indians sent back, MEA confirms

Dubai-Jamaica flight with Indians sent back, MEA confirms

PTC News Desk: A chartered flight carrying multiple Indian passengers from Dubai to Jamaica has been sent back due to concerns over their documentation, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal on Thursday said, "We are given to understand that a chartered flight from Dubai landed in Jamaica with several Indians onboard. They had prior travel and hotel bookings. However local authorities were not satisfied with their documents. They were sent back to Dubai on 7th May."


As per the reports, the chartered flight was carrying “253 Indians and other foreign nationals”. As the flight arrived in Jamaica last Thursday, some of the Indians claimed they were on a 5-day tour, but their itineraries only covered one day.

“For the purpose of the visit they said they were staying five days to tour the island but they had an itinerary for one day,” said one immigration official.

Immigration officials at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport noticed irregularities with their travel documents. As a result, they were rejected entry but allowed to stay temporarily at the ROK Hotel in downtown Kingston.

- With inputs from agencies

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