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Vande Bharat Mission(VBM)-phase 4: Non scheduled commercial flight of Air India from Johannesburg to Mumbai-Hyderabad-Chennai-Bengaluru on 04 July 2020

Posted on: June 01, 2020 | Back | Print

As part of the Vande Bharat Mission(VBM)-phase 4, Air India is planning a nonscheduled commercial flight to Mumbai(BOM), Hyderabad(HYD), Chennai(MAA), Bengaluru(BLR) from O.R.Tambo international airport, Johannesburg, ETD 1415 hrs on on 4 July 2020, subject to the approval from the Government of South Africa.

2. The following conditions have been laid down for travel on the flights:

a) Priority will be given to compelling cases, including migrant workers/ laborers who have been laid off, short term visa holders with expired/expiring visas, persons with medical emergency/ pregnant women/ elderly, those required to return to India due to death of a family member and students.

b) The airfare will have to be borne by the individual.

c) All travelers must undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at port of arrival at own cost and passengers cannot take domestic flights without completing the mandatory period of quarantine in port of arrival.

d) Only for compelling and exceptional reasons such as human distress, pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years, as assessed by receiving states, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days.

f) All travelers are required to give an Undertaking which is enclosed.

g) Only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to undertake the journey.

h) Installing Aarogya Setu app on arrival in India is mandatory.

3. Data of Indian citizens stranded in South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho is being compiled in this regard. Indian nationals wishing to return to India are requested to provide requisite details in the format enclosed and the Undertaking, to the Indian Consulate/ High Commission of India as per the jurisdiction mentioned below. Those who have already registered with the Indian High Commission or the Indian Consulates regarding the return to India need not send the details again. Overseas citizens of India (OCI) card holders are permitted to travel under certain conditions (Minors on OCI, with parents being Indian nationals abroad, family emergencies like death in the family, couples where one spouse is an OCI and the other is an Indian, with permanent residence in India, university students who are OCIs (not legally minors), but parents living in India) subject to approval of the Government of South Africa.

High Commission of India, Pretoria (Residents in Pretoria region only): -

Email: admin.pretoria@mea.gov.in

Cell: +27 832761305

Consulate General of India, Johannesburg (Residents in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West province): -

Email: vccons.jburg@mea.gov.in

Cell: +27 663036144, +27 716764230

Consulate General of India, Durban (Residents in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State):-

Email: visa.durban@mea.gov.in

Cell: +27 648800086, +27 847807387

Consulate General of India, Cape Town (residents in Western Cape and Northern Cape):-

Email: admn.capetown@mea.gov.in

Cell: +27 832976177, +27 627141526, +91 8950363736(WhatsApp)

4. Interested persons are advised to keep track of further announcements on the High Commission/Consulate websites and social media.

Pretoria 27 June 2020


Undertaking VBM 4- port of arrival

PR- VBM 4

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