COVID-19: Repatriation flights for citizens in India set to begin

13 May 21

AUSTRALIA

The Australian government has announced that on May 15 it will lift a ban barring its citizens from returning to the country from India.

Key Points:

  • The Australian government will charter three repatriation flights from May 15 to May 31 for Australian citizens located in India, prioritizing an estimated 900 people deemed most vulnerable.
  • Prospective travelers will need to present a negative PCR test and undergo a 14-day hotel quarantine upon arrival.
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said officials are not likely to resume direct commercial flights from India in the near term.

Analysis & Comments: The travel ban from India to Australia still remains in effect and continues to complicate travel between the two countries. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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