Vande Bharat Mission flights between Australia and India announced for November

These special evacuation flights will operate between October 31 and November 20, Air India has announced.

Highlights:

  • Air India announces repatriation flight schedule for November
  • Flights to operate between Oct 31-Nov 20
  • India has opened its border for OCI, PIO cardholders

India to Australia:

31-Oct-20 AI 0302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 01-Nov-20

04-Nov-20 AI 1302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 04-Nov-20

07-Nov-20 AI 0302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 08-Nov-20

11-Nov-20 AI 1302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 11-Nov-20

14-Nov-20 AI 0302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 15-Nov-20

18-Nov-20 AI 1302 DELHI 13:55 SYDNEY 08:20 18-Nov-20

Australia to India:

01-Nov-20 AI 1309 MELBOURNE 11:15 DELHI 18:40 01-Nov-20

02-Nov-20 AI 1301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 02-Nov-20

06-Nov-20 AI 0301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 06-Nov-20

09-Nov-20 AI 1301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 09-Nov-20

13-Nov-20 AI 0301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 13-Nov-20

16-Nov-20 AI 1301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 16-Nov-20

20-Nov-20 AI 0301 SYDNEY 10:15 DELHI 18:05 20-Nov-20

The recent introduction of the trans-Tasman travel bubble which allows New Zealanders to travel to Australia without undergoing quarantine has freed up more places for quarantine in Sydney.

Additional quarantine places have also been arranged at Northern Territory’s Howards Springs centre.

On Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a further increase on the cap on the number of international arrivals after the national cabinet.

“There will be more people arriving in Western Australia and Queensland next month: 140 more arrivals in Western Australia and 150 more arrivals in Queensland,” the Prime Minister announced.

Special repatriation flights arranged to bring back Australians stuck in India

Australia has also announced four special repatriation flights to bring back Australians stuck in India.

These repatriation flights are excluded from the international arrivals cap and are facilitated by the government rather than scheduled commercial services.

All services will be underwritten by the Australian Government and operated by Qantas on a cost-recovery basis.

The one-way economy fares will cost $1500 from New Delhi and travellers will be asked to quarantine at their own expense in Darwin.

Flight details

Sydney to New Delhi

Departing Sydney on

25 October
8 November
22 November
26 November
New Delhi to Darwin

Departing New Delhi on

26 October
9 November
23 November
27 November

Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/vande-bharat-mission-flights-between-australia-and-india-announced-for-november?fbclid=IwAR2-xeJILzjFsDAtav-jG1YQMglsWXa92yozYUCkDq7MRiYMSLKB8aXNvPg