COVID-19: Indian repatriation flight to depart Oman for Chennai today

Merge 104.8  |  07 June 2020

The final flight of Phase 2+ of India’s Vande Bharat mission to repatriate its stranded nationals abroad is set to depart from Muscat International Airport this afternoon [Sunday, June 7].

In a statement issued online, the Indian Embassy in Oman has confirmed that check-in for the Air India flight is now underway.

On Thursday, June 4, the Embassy announced that a further 14 repatriation flights between Oman and India would be scheduled between June 9-23, 2020 as the Phase 2++ of Vande Bharat kicks off.

In a circular issued by the Indian Embassy in Oman on Thursday [June 4], the schedule for the new flights is as follows:

9 June 2020 Muscat Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
10 June 2020 Muscat Kozhikode (Kerala)
10 June 2020 Salalah Kochi (Kerala)
11 June 2020 Muscat Delhi
12 June 2020 Muscat Trivandrum (Kerala)
13 June 2020 Muscat Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
14 June 2020 Muscat Kannur (Kerala)
15 June 2020 Muscat Lucknow
16 June 2020 Muscat Mumbai (Maharashtra)
17 June 2020 Muscat Bengaluru / Mangalore (Karnataka)
18 June 2020 Muscat Trivandrum (Kerala)
19 June 2020 Muscat Kochi (Kerala)
21 June 2020 Muscat Kochi (Kerala)
23 June 2020 Muscat Kozhikode (Kerala)

The Indian Embassy has confirmed that passenger lists for all new repatriation flights will be finalized by the Embassy, and those short-listed to fly will be contacted directly by their representatives.

Priority for travel will be given to those with medical emergencies, pregnant women and the elderly, workers in distress, and “other Indian nationals who are stranded in difficult situations.”

(Also read: COVID-19: SalamAir to operate two repatriation flights from Qatar, Bahrain.)