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Posted on: May 17, 2020 | Back | Print

Embassy of India

Vande Bharat Mission

Press Release

Important Information for Indian Nationals (from Delhi and adjoining states) who have expressed interest to return to India during Covid-19 situation.

Under Vande Bharat Mission, Government of India has decided to operate special Air India flight (AI 1970) from Cairo to Delhi and Lucknow in India, as of now, on 29th May 2020 (Friday) for stranded Indian citizens in Egypt.

2. Flight details are as follows:




Air India

Flight No.


Onward Destination

From Cairo



13:30 hrs

(Cairo Time)

AI 1970



Embassy is currently preparing list of passengers who are willing to travel on this flight (AI 1970) on 29-May-2020 and will mostly include those who are from Delhi and adjoining states and who had registered on Embassy provided link. Shortlisted passengers will receive an e-mail/call for their confirmation of travel and ticket purchase details. Embassy will come out with further Standard Operating Procedures related to travel, in due course of time.

3. Embassy requests that stranded Indians from Delhi and adjoining states who have not yet registered, may kindly register on below mentioned link at the earliest, so that their names could be included in the passenger list.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3iybcddHoTsGrkCwKQILq_1fxpoLJTfTyQ-P_aVoWwxKPTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Note: Please do not register again on this link, if you have already registered.

4. Please note that destination in India is chosen based upon the number of Indian Nationals requesting to go to those states, quarantine facilities available with the concerned States and the capacity of the airports.

5. The Embassy is working to organize additional flight(s) so that more Indian nationals in Egypt, who are willing to travel to India on compelling grounds, can do so.

6. In case any assistance is required in filling this form, may please contact Embassy of India, Cairo on following numbers:

Helpline No.

Officer’s Name/Designation


+20 1276685503

Shri Nahas Ali, SS(Commerce)


+20 1211299905

Shri Anurag Chaturvedi, ACO


+20 1283487779

Shri N. D. S. Narasimhan, Attache