Starting May 15, Australia is all set to restart repartition flights for its citizens from India. The government is all set to resume flights with one flight per 7 to 9 days. This is with the interest of the 1000 and odd Australian citizens stranded in India and this hopes that these citizens will return by the end of June. It is also said that Australians who are most vulnerable will be provided the priority at a given point in time.
On May 15, the first flight will leave from India to Darwin while the other two flights have been scheduled from India to Northern territory during the month of April. Australian PM Scott Morrison had banned all incoming flights from India to protect the country against the deadly coronavirus second wave that India is experiencing currently.
Apart from this the government also imposed a heavy fine and jail term for any passengers who attempt to breach of travel and enter the country via any other SE Asian country which has been criticized by people.
Speaking about this, PM Scott Morrison said, “The global Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage outside Australia’s borders and the temporary pause on flights continues to give our quarantine facilities time to reduce infection rates and reduce the risk of Covid escaping into the community. Closing our international borders and the use of quarantine for returning Australians has protected the health of all Australians during the pandemic and given us a way of life that is the envy of the world”.