270 UK Nationals Leave On Special Flight From Amritsar Amid Lockdown

Around 11,000 UK nationals have been repatriated so far around the world out of which 5,500 are from Punjab, an official said.

270 UK Nationals Leave On Special Flight From Amritsar Amid Lockdown

UK nationals leave for their country in a special Qatar Airways flight.

Amritsar:

Around 270 Britain nationals left for their country in a special Qatar Airways flight from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar, Punjab, today.

The flight took off at 2:15am from Amritsar.

Davinder Singh, Volunteer, British High Commission said: "Around 11,000 UK nationals have been repatriated so far around the world out of which 5,500 are from Punjab. In the coming days as well UK nationals will be sent back. We would like to thank the Government of India and Airways authorities."

Before the flight took off, UK nationals expressed their gratitude to the Indian citizens and the government for helping them while they were stranded due to the coronavirus lockdown.

"We came here on March 9 for 2 weeks but our flight was cancelled due to lockdown. We were unable to move out of our house for six weeks. People should obey the lockdown norms," said Gurbaksh Kaur, UK national.

Another UK national, Rajinder Singh, said: "We came here on February 29 for two weeks but later we were stranded here amid lockdown. We did face many problems but people of Punjab supported us and loved us during this crisis."

Another special flight airlifted 271 UK nationals from Amritsar yesterday.