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15.42 lakh Indians repatriated so far through Vande Bharat Mission: MEA VandeBharatMission
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15.42 lakh Indians repatriated so far through Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Sep 2020, 10:45 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Minsitry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday informed that 15.42 lakh Indians have been repatriated through different modes of the Vande Bharat Mission so far.

VBM Phase 6 is operational since Sept 1. 

"As on 22 September, 630 international flights and 142 feeder flights have been operated from 24 countries reaching 24 airports across India and repatriating an estimated 1,24,000 persons. The Phase will continue to be operational until 30 September 2020," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a virtual media briefing.

"I would also like to mention that the Air Suvidha digital platform has been made available for all arriving international passengers from 8th August onwards.  This platform allows for exemption from institutional quarantine for incoming passengers on VBM flights," he said.

"This service has been made available in response to the long-pending demand of passengers for seeking exemption from institutional quarantine on the basis of their RT PCR report.  It has helped to reduce passenger processing time on arrival," added Srivastava.