British travellers stranded India to be brough back by charter flights: Flight from Kerala to leave on April 15 – UKMALAYALEE

British travellers stranded India to be brough back by charter flights: Flight from Kerala to leave on April 15

Saturday 11 April 2020 2:10 AM UTC

LONDON April 11: Over 3,000 British travellers currently stranded in India will get home on an additional 12 charter flights which have opened for bookings as of 10th April 2020.

This follows seven charter flights, already launched, from Goa, Mumbai and New Delhi (8-12 April) and will take the total number of people brought back on these 19 flights to around 5,000, a press note from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office said.

The first charter flight from India arrived at London Stansted on 9th April, bringing back 317 from Goa.

The Foreign Office’s Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said: “Over 300 people arrived from Goa on Thursday morning, 1,400 more will arrive over the Easter weekend and these 12 flights next week will bring back thousands more”.

The following flights to the UK are scheduled for the next two weeks and British travellers should visit the India Travel Advice pages for further information and to reserve seats:

Goa – UK: 14, 16 April
Goa (via Mumbai) -UK: 18 April
Amritsar – UK: 13, 17, 19 April
Ahmedabad-UK: 13, 15 April
Hyderabad (via Ahmedabad) – UK: 17 April
Chennai (via Bengaluru) – UK: 20 April
Kolkata (via Delhi) UK: 19 April
Thiruvananthapuram (via Kochi) – UK: 15 April

The charter flights are for UK travellers who normally reside in the UK and their direct dependants. A number of seats will be reserved for those deemed vulnerable.

To book flights and register their details, British nationals should visit the India Travel Advice page and use the city-specific webpages on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/return-to-the-uk

Goa – UK: 14, 16, 18 April (18 April is a Goa-Mumbai-UK flight)
Amritsar – UK: 13, 17, 19 April
Ahmedabad – UK: 13, 15 April
Hyderabad (via Ahmedabad) – UK: 17 April
Chennai (via Bengaluru) – UK: 20 April
Kolkata (via Delhi) – UK: 19 April
Thiruvananthapuram (via Kochi) – UK: 15 April

Movement within India is currently very restricted. The British High Commission will contact those who have confirmed seats on the flight with further details regarding transport.

Those who are eligible to fly will be sent information on getting to airports and flight itineraries directly when their seat is confirmed.

Details regarding luggage allowance, flight costs and carriers will be available on the booking portal.

The British High Commission continues to provide consular support to any British nationals who remain in India. Consular helpline numbers: New

Delhi: +91 (11) 2419 2100;

Chennai: +91 (44) 42192151;

Mumbai/Goa: +91 (22) 6650 2222.

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