Tuesday 12 May 2020 11:02 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON May 13: The second phase of the evacuation measures deployed by the Indian government to take its citizens back home from different countries will begin on 16th May 2020, reports said.
“The schedule of the flights for Phase 2 will begin soon. The High Commission will gradually start contacting the Indian passport holders according to priority. Bookings will start closer to the date of departure, the message on the official Twitter handle of the Indian High Commission said.
The Tweet also said that the flight to Kerala will be on 19th May at 13:15 Hours from London. More details are awaited.
“The second phase of VandeBharatMission will be launched from 16-22 May which will bring back Indians from 31 countries on 149 flights including feeder flights will be deployed, ANI reported earlier.
Under this phase, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs and state Governments for bringing Indian citizens residing in nearly 31 countries around the world for which 149 flights will be deployed.
In the first phase, Air India and Air India Express are operating 64 flights between May 7 and May 14 to bring in approximately 15,000 Indians who are stranded in 12 countries.
In the second phase, flights will be sent to countries such as UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Thailand, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Canada, Australia, Nepal and others for the first time.
The most number of flights (13) will be operated between India and United States in the second phase, followed by UAE (11), Canada (10), Saudi Arabia (9) and UK (9).
The statement further said that the passengers will be medically screened before taking the flight. Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.
During the journey, all passengers will have to follow protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The passengers will also have to sign an undertaking to go into a 14-day quarantine on arrival in India.
You cannot book a flight directly with Air India. High Commission or Air India will contact the passengers and only such passengers can make bookings with vulnerable passengers getting priority.
If you are stranded in the UK and looking to return complete your registration with the Indian High Commission by clicking the below link.
For further details please click the link below to visit the Indian High Commission website.
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