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Vande Bharat Mission - Repatriation of Indian nationals from Australia (21 – 28 May 2020)

Posted on: May 13, 2020 | Back | Print

Vande Bharat Mission

Repatriation of Indian nationals from Australia (21 – 28 May 2020)


As part of the historic Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indian nationals stranded abroad due to COVID-19 pandemic, Government of India has decided to facilitate the return of stranded Indian nationals from Australia in a phased manner.

2. In the 1st phase of this Mission, Air India will operate the following special flights from Australia to various cities in India from 21st to 28th May 2020.

Flight No. Dep Date Dep. Time (local time) Origin Destination
AI 0301 21 May 2020 09:45 am Sydney (SYD) New Delhi (DEL)
AI 0309 22 May 2020 08:45 am Melbourne (MEL) Amritsar (ATQ)
AI 0301 23 May 2020 09:45 am Sydney (SYD) Amritsar (ATQ)
AI 0309 23 May 2020 08:45 am Melbourne (MEL) Bengaluru (BLR)
AI 0301 25 May 2020 09:45 am Sydney (SYD) Ahmedabad (AMD)
AI 0309 25 May 2020 08:45 am Melbourne (MEL) Cochin (COK)
AI 0309 28 May 2020 08:45 am Melbourne (MEL) Hyderabad (HYD)

3. The cost of travel from designated airport in Australia to the designated airport in India is to be borne by the passenger. The High Commission will intimate by email the shortlisted passengers for the above flights. If the shortlisted passenger wishes to proceed further, they may immediately contact Air India (Australia). The details of the shortlisted passengers will also be shared with the Air India office, which will also contact them regarding the booking of tickets. Refund / adjustments and related issues, if any, for previously booked Air India tickets would need to be taken up directly with Air India.

4. The number of seats on the flights are limited. Passengers with the most compelling cases are being given priority. If the shortlisted passenger fails to purchase the ticket within 24 hrs of intimation by the Mission, his/her seat will be allotted to the next waitlisted passenger.

5. All passengers will be required to under go medical screening at the time of boarding the flight and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.

6. All passengers will be compulsorily required to handover a signed Undertaking cum Indemnity Bond (Download Undertaking Form), before boarding the flight.

7. All passengers on arrival in India will be medically screened and would have to download and register on Arogya Setu app.

8. All passengers will need to under go a 14-day mandatory quarantine on arrival in India in quarantine facilities as per the protocols framed by Government of India. In addition, if needed, COVID test may be required to be done after 14 days and further action would be taken according to applicable health protocols.

9. All passengers will need to follow the protocols and procedures including Health Protocols issued by the Government of the Australia on departure and by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Civil Aviation and other concerned authorities of Government of India before, during the journey and after arrival in India.

10. It is also advised to check the official website of the domicile state / final destination in India for additional COVID registration / compliance requirements.


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