Indian passport services resumed on Monday at a number of centres in Dubai and the Northern Emirates amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Consulate in Dubai announced. Also Read - Hong Kong Government Under Pressure to Open Border, Relax Travel Restrictions With Mainland China

The five centres — Al Khaleeh Centre and BLS Deira in Dubai, the Sharjah Main Centre, Fujairah ISC and BLS Ras Al Khaimah — reopened following the relaxation of coronavirus-related restrictions, reports Gulf News. Also Read - No Need For Migrant Workers to Travel to Their Native Places, Centre Tells SC

According to the Consulate, only passports that have already expired or will expire by May 31 will be accepted for renewals by these centres. Also Read - Stuff of Nightmares: No Need to Travel as Museums Share Their Creepiest Exhibits Online

These renewal applications can only be submitted after booking an appointment with the centre.

All visitors to the centres will also have to maintain social safe distancing.