Air India flight returning with repatriated Indians from abroad | (Representational image) | ANI
File photo of an Air India flight that brought back Indians from abroad in the early days of the pandemic | ANI
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Beijing: Air India will operate its flight to Wuhan on October 30, the first after the central Chinese city from where the coronavirus initially emerged in December was officially declared safe from the virus in June and all curbs were lifted.

A Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flight would be operated from Delhi-Wuhan sector on October 30, the Indian Embassy here announced on Friday.

This will be the sixth VBM flight by Air India to China to help Indians stranded in both the countries to travel back to their destinations.

The Delhi-Wuhan flight was announced after the cancellation of October 23 flight between Delhi-Guangzhou.

Those who are arriving from New Delhi has to undergo 14-day quarantine in the designated hotels.

The Indian Embassy press release here said the upcoming VBM flight scheduled for October 23 has been postponed to October 30.

The flight will be now operated on Delhi-Wuhan-Delhi sector.

The travellers have been asked to reach out to helpdesk (helpdesk.beijing@mea.gov.in) for any assistance or guidance.

India operated three flights to Wuhan to airlift Indians stranded in the city when the virus was at its peak there in February this year.

Air India has operated five VBM flights so far helping Indians stranded in both the countries to travel back to their destinations. –PTI


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  1. Now India is the most dangerous COVID contagious nation, while China is world safest. So it will be stupid for PRC to allow any Indians entry now, as Asean record have consistently found nearly all Indians came from India have COVID infections.

    Singapore 99% infections are from Indians & Bangladeshi workers, with most of all imported cases from India are not a coincidence.(Spore CNA).

    Myanmar is also facing surging outbreak now due to Indians illegal crossing into its border and spreading in various cities.(Myanmar news).

    With so much ill will and vehement enmity from most Indians towards Chinese now, esp at all time high after India politicians hyper stir up border tension, China should avoid all India visitors.

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