Here is how much fares you need to pay for evacuation flights

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In one of the largest evacuation exercises named “Vande Bharat Mission“, the government will operate 64 flights between May 7 to 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

India will send 10 flights to the UAE, seven flights each to the US and the UK, five flights to Saudi Arabia, five to Singapore, and two to Qatar to repatriate Indian nationals, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

During this period, India will also send seven flights each to Malaysia and Bangladesh, five flights each to Kuwait and Philippines, two flights each to Oman, and Bahrain, Puri added.

These special flights will be operated by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express.

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The government said only those who test Covid-19 negative would be allowed to travel.

Priority will be given to “compelling cases in distress”, including migrant workers/laborers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with the expiry of visas, persons with medical emergencies, pregnant women, the elderly, those who are required to return due to death of a family member, and students.

Passengers will be charged Rs 50,000 each for London-Delhi/Mumbai/Ahmedabad/Bangalore flights and Rs 12,000 for Dhaka-Delhi flight. Passengers being repatriated from the US will be charged Rs 1 lakh, while those from Dubai will have to shell out Rs 13,000.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will give travellers two days’ notice with the schedule (day, place, and time of arrival) of the incoming flight on its website. Onboard, the health protocol announced by the MoCA will be applicable.

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On arrival, all passengers will undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for a minimum of 13 days, at their own cost.

The Aarogya Setu mobile app is mandatory for travellers.

Here is the full fare list of evacuation flights:

From London

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRGBP @ 93.24
LONDONMUMBMUMBAI9 hours50000540
LONDONAHMEDABAD9 hours50000540
LONDONBANGALORE9.7 Hrs50000540
LONDONDELHI9.25 Hrs50000540
Fare of evacuation flights from London

From USA

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRUSD @ 75
CHICAGODEL/HYD14.35100,0001361.4
SFODEL/BLR15.55100,0001361.4
NEWARKBOM/AMD14100,0001361.4
IADDEL/HYD14.15100,0001361.4
Fare of evacuation flights from USA

From Dhaka

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRUSD @ 75
DHAKADELHI2.1512000160
DHAKASRINAGAR3.315000200
Fare of evacuation flights from Dhaka

From Dubai

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRAED @ 21.50
DUBAIAMRITSAR03:1013000605
DUBAIKOCHI03:4513000605
DUBAIDELHI03:1013000605
ABU DHABIHYDERABAD03:4015000700
Fare of evacuation flights from Dubai

From Jeddha

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRSAR @ 19
JEDDAHDELHI05:15250001350
Fare of evacuation flights from Jeddha

From Kuwait

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRKWD @ 241.20
KUWAITAHMEDABAD03:301400058.7
KUWAITHYDERABAD04:252000085
Fare of evacuation flights from Kuwait

From Singapore

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRSGO @ 53
SINGAPOREDELHI5.520000380
SINGAPOREAHMEDABAD4.920000380
SINGAPOREBANGALORE4.518000340
Fare of evacuation flights from Singapore

From Kuala Lumpur

ORIGINDESTINATIONFLYING TIMEINRMYR @ 17.6
KULMUMBAI 5.15.1200001150
Fare of evacuation flights from Kuala Lumpur

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