Vande Bharat Mission II phase: 531 Keralites to be repatriated from UAE on Saturday
Dubai: The second phase of Vande Bharat mission to repatriate NRIs stranded in foreign countries due to COVID-19 outbreak, will start on Saturday. More flight services are arranged in the second phase. 531 Keralites will be repatriated from UAE to Kerala in three flights on Saturday.
The first flight will leave Dubai by 2.30 pm IST. It will reach Nedumbassery airport carrying 177 passengers by 6 in the evening. The second flight will set out from Abu Dhabi by 6.30 pm and reach Thiruvananthapuram by 10.40 at night. The third flight will set out from Abu Dhabi at 7.30 in the evening and reach Karipur airport by 11.30 pm.
Only those who test negative in the COVID rapid test will be allowed to travel. In the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission, 4500 NRIs will be repatriated from Gulf countries. 25 Air India Express flights will conduct services to Kerala from Gulf in the upcoming week.