Nearly one million Indians have been repatriated under the ongoing Vande Bharat Mission

Air India is planning to operate two flights from Hong Kong to Delhi on August 18 and August 21 to repatriate Indians under the Vande Bharat Mission, the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong was quoted as saying in a LiveMint report.

"Passage on these flights would be on payment basis as per fares decided by Air India and would be subject to an undertaking to be provided by passengers to abide by all protocols framed by Government of India including quarantine on arrival in Delhi on payment basis," the report quoted the Consulate General’s tweet.

The tweet further stated that Indian nationals who wish to avail the flight to travel to India must register at the Consulates website at said the ANI report published in LiveMint.

The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The report also quoted Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, saying that nearly one million stranded Indians have been evacuated under VBM and more than 130K have flown to various countries and the mission aims to continue the repatriation further.

Read the full report in LiveMint