An announcement from the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong said on Thursday that Air India is planning to operate two Vande Bharat Mission flights from Hong Kong to Delhi on August 18 and 21.
The Vande Bharat Mission began evacuating Indians stranded overseas due to coronavirus restrictions in early May.
“The transfer of these flights is on a payment basis according to the tariffs set by Air India and is subject to the obligation of passengers to adhere to all protocols set by the Government of India, including quarantine on arrival in Delhi on a payment basis.” said the consulate general in a statement on Twitter.
It was stated that Indian nationals wishing to use the flight to travel to India are required to register on the consulate’s website. Air India will contact those who have completed their registration.
“Nearly one million stranded Indians have returned through various modes under VBM and more than 130K have flown to various countries. Driven by the aspirations of our people, the mission continues to facilitate repatriation and outbound travel of stranded and distressed citizens,” Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said on Monday.