Saturday, July 04, 2020

117 Indian nationals repatriated on a special Air India flight to Chennai

117 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka were repatriated on a special Air India (AI 0274) flight from Colombo to Chennai on 3 July, 2020.
The flight was scheduled as part of phase IV of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ a Government of India initiative to undertake the largest ever repatriation from all over the world for return of Indian nationals stranded abroad due to COVID19 pandemic.
The next special repatriation flight from Sri Lanka under Vande Bharat Mission are -
AI 0282 - Colombo to Delhi 08 July 2020
AI 0282 - Colombo to Delhi 18 July 2020
Based on the registrations received by the High Commission of India, a passenger manifest will be prepared for these flights. Priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visa, people with medical emergency/ pregnant women/elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students as stated in the Standard Operating Procedure issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
04/07/20 Asian Tribune
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