Australia is set to resume repatriation flights for some citizens in India after a controversial ban on arrivals from the country ends on 15 May.
The ban sparked further anger after the government said Australians seeking to fly home could face jail or fines.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has since faced criticism for failing to help citizens trapped in the Covid-ravaged nation.
About 900 Australians are registered with the government in this group with more than 9,000 Australians are said to be in the capital of India.
However, Morrison’s government will wait until next week to make a decision on whether to restart commercial flights from India, which is how most stranded Australians will be able to get home.