Thursday 11 June 2020 7:24 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON June 11: Three Air India flights will operate from London Heathrow to Kochi on June 18, June 24 and June 30, High Commission of India announced.
HCI Tweeted: “Tickets may be booked directly on Air India website. High Commission will not send emails any more. OCI card holders should book only if they are in 4 permitted categories. Booking for all flights begins from 10 June 8am GMT”.
This is under the third phase of Vande Bharat Mission. “Please note that the applicant should be registered with local Indian Embassy/High Commission,” the Air India tweeted.
“Foreign nationals or people of Indian origin who do not hold OCI cards are not allowed to take these repatriation flights. They should not book these flights. This is to reiterate that all visas remain suspended till further notification”, another Tweet from HCI said.
Those who wish to know more about the three flights to Kochi, two individuals Anoop Sashidharan and Sanjay Menon have started Whatsapp groups titled “Malayalees Stranded in UK” for those who are looking to travel by one of these days to Kerala.
The group became a guiding source for those stranded during a time when there were so much ambiguity in Tweets and message issued by the flight operator and the government officials in the UK.
Anoop and Sanjay have volunteered to begin this non-profit making group only to disseminate information and also share success stories so that someone who is looking to travel can ask questions and receive guidance with information they are collating from different sources.
Those who are still looking to fly on one of these flights you can get advise and guidance by clicking and joining the WhatsApp Group:
PLEASE BE ADVISED BY JOINING THE GROUP THE ADMINS WILL NOT SECURE OR GET YOU TICKETS. THEY WILL ONLY OFFER ADVISE AND GUIDANCE.
THEY ARE WORKING ONLY TO PROVIDE HELP THROUGH ADVICE AND SIGNPOSTING.
THEY DONT GET PAID. THEY ARE VOLUNTARY WORKERS.
JOIN THE GROUP ONLY IF YOU NEED GUIDANCE AS THEY DONT SELL TICKETS AND THEY ARE NOT AGENTS.
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