Air India to operate flights from Europe to India, but flyers will have to undergo quarantine in Delhi

Air India will operate special flights to India from June 15-30, for Indians stranded in Europe. The bookings will begin today at 8 am GMT (1.30 pm IST).

This is under the third phase of Vande Bharat Mission.

“Please note that the applicant should be registered with the local Indian Embassy/High Commission,” Air India tweeted.

Many passengers, however, may not be able to book domestic tickets to their home states. The High Commission of India, London, has said all passengers who wish to travel to any destination in India may travel to Delhi.

However, passengers will have to undergo quarantine as per policy at Delhi before they are allowed to proceed to their home states. Under no circumstances, international passengers will be allowed to mix with domestic passengers before completing mandatory quarantine.

Boarding a connecting domestic flight from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru is not allowed for the international passengers as they will have to undergo the quarantine period.

OCI cardholders, covered under the four permitted categories announced by the government of India, are eligible to travel.