UK announces 12 more flights to evacuate stranded nationals in India

UK announces 12 more flights to evacuate stranded nationals in India

The UK government has announced 12 additional charter flights to evacuate over 3,000 nationals stranded in India amid COVID-19 lockdown.

The announcement comes days after the UK High Commission said seven charter flights will bring back its nationals from India. With this, a total of 5,000 Britishers will be taken back to their homes in 19 charter flights.

On Thursday, 317 people landed in the UK from India.

“Over 300 people arrived from Goa on Thursday morning, 1,400 more will arrive over the Easter weekend and these 12 flights next week will bring back thousands more,” said Tariq Ahmad, UK Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

To book flights and register their details, British nationals are asked to use the city-specific webpages listed on the FCO’s India Travel Advice page.

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