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Advisory for flights from Paris under Vande Bharat Mission

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Embassy of India




June 12, 2020


Advisory for flights from Paris under Vande Bharat Mission


Under Phase-III of Government of India’s Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), Air India would now also operate several Special flights from Paris to different cities in India from 15 to 30 June, 2020 to repatriate stranded Indian nationals and OCI Card holders to India.


2.      Only those Indian nationals and OCI Card holders who have compelling reasons to return to India and who have registered with Embassy of India, Prague will be eligible to avail the Special Air India flights to India. Those willing persons who have not yet registered themselves with the Embassy, may register through the registration form available on the Embassy’s website under the heading “Important Announcements”. Passengers, before moving from Czech Republic to catch the special flight from Paris to India, are required to inform this Embassy on the following email IDs:

cons.prague@mea.gov.in and cons1.prague@mea.gov.in

3. Passengers would have to bear the cost of the aforesaid air tickets. Air tickets for the above Special flights from Paris commencing from 15 June 2020 may be purchased directly on Air India website [http://www.airindia.in/]. The updated flight schedule for Phase-III of the Vande Bharat Mission is available on MEA website at this link:



4.       All passengers will be required to undergo medical screening before boarding the flight and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.


5.       Passengers availing VBM flights will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days as stipulated in Ministry of Home Affairs order dated 24May2020, available at this link:


6. They also have to submit an Undertaking-cum-Indemnity Bond (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P8unMn10GZW9W9Ie2x_3YPkypEYCb61I/view) before boarding the flight at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.


7.       Passengers wanting to avail these flights from Czech Republic need to fill up the following form before arriving at the Paris CDG Airport:



8. Passengers desirous of availing special flight from Paris to India should travel only by flight from Prague to Paris and they should preferably board the same flight to Paris, en masse.

9. No passenger would be allowed to enter into France. They would however be permitted to stay in the international Transit Area of the Paris CDG airport for only up to 24 hours of their arrival in France. No Transit Visa will be required for the purpose. Such passengers should try their best to Check-in their unaccompanied baggage directly from the port of their boarding to their destination in India in case foreign airlines/chartered flights permit the same. Otherwise, the baggage has to be Checked-in again by Air India in Paris. Passengers should in any case tie a Red Ribbon on the handle of their bags. When the unaccompanied baggage reach Paris, it would be easier for the Air India baggage handler to identify such baggage and collect them for onward Checking in the Special flights. Passengers would not be allowed to access the Baggage collection Belt at the CDG Airport in Paris and would have to remain in the International Transit Area from where Air India will issue the Boarding Passes for their onward journey to India.

10.    All passengers upon their arrival in India will be medically screened and would have to download and register on Arogya Setu app as also follow the Protocols and guidelines of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Civil Aviation and other concerned authorities of Government of India before and during the journey and upon their arrival in India