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Over 71,000 Indians leave in 450 special flights

5 Sep 2020

More than 71,000 Indians have left the sultanate in over 450 special flights organised by authorities in Oman. Of the 450, Indian Embassy in Oman has till now organised 150 plus flights under its ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ (VBM), while 300 other flights have been arranged by private organisations and tour operators. 

Meanwhile, the Indian government in cooperation with Omani authorities and the Embassy of India in Muscat, announced on Friday that it is adding 25 more flights to India from Oman in the Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission.  

The embassy had earlier announced 21 flights from September 1-15, the additional 25 are scheduled from September 16-30.  

As in the case of flights operated earlier under Vande Bharat Mission, passenger lists for the flights will be finalised by the embassy on the basis of information received by it.  

‘Passengers are requested to provide details and confirmation to travel on a particular flight on the online form floated by the Embassy for VBM Phase 6,’ it stated. 

All such people will be contacted by Air India directly for booking of tickets. The passengers, after registering on the online form, may also approach Air India offices in Ruwi and Wattaya (National Travels, General Sales Agent of Air India) directly to book tickets on first come, first served basis.  

‘However, priority will be given to medical emergency cases, pregnant women, workers in distress, senior citizens as well as to other Indian nationals who are stranded in difficult situations,’ embassy said. 

The cost of tickets will have to be borne by the passengers themselves.  

All passengers are required to confirm acceptance of all conditions of travel, including quarantine requirements in India as well as health requirements in order to board the flight.

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