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High Commission of India 
Gaborone

PRESS RELEASE 

The Government of India has initiated the repatriation of Indian nationals on non-scheduled commercial flights as Vande Bharat Mission (VBM)-now in its fourth phase.

The Indian Association of Botswana in collaboration with the Timberlake Pty Ltd t/a GSSA Ethiopian Airlines (3111631 or 75999547) are organizing a Chartered flight to assist in repatriation of Indian nationals from Gaborone to Delhi on 09 July 2020, subject to receipt of approvals under the ambit of Vande Bharat Mission.

  1. The following conditions have been laid down for travel on the flights: 
  2. a) Priority will be given to compelling cases, including migrant workers/ laborers who have been laid off, short term visa holders with expired/expiring visas, persons with medical emergency/ pregnant women/ elderly, those required to return to India due to death of a family member and students. 
  3. b) The airfare will have to be borne by the individual. 
  4. c) All travelers must undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at port of arrival at own cost and passengers cannot take domestic flights without completing the mandatory period of quarantine in port of arrival. 
  5. d) Only for compelling and exceptional reasons such as human distress, pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness and parent(s) accompanied by children below 10 years, as assessed by receiving states, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days. 
  6. e) All travelers are required to give an Undertaking which is enclosed.
  7. f) Only asymptomatic travelers will be allowed to undertake the journey. 
  8. g) Installing Aarogya Setu app on arrival in India is mandatory. 
  9. Indian nationals wishing to return to India are requested to provide requisite details in the format enclosed and the Undertaking to the High Commission of India. Those who have already registered with the Indian High Commission need not repeat the details. The Undertaking may kindly be emailed (signed and then scanned / photo) along with a self-attested (signatures of holder) copy of Photo page of thePassport. For Minors (less than 18 years of age), the parents / guardian may sign the undertaking / copy of passport.
  10. Overseas citizens of India (OCI) card holders are permitted to travel under certain conditions (Minors on OCI, with parents being Indian nationals abroad, family emergencies like death in the family, couples where one spouse is an OCI and the other is an Indian, with permanent residence in India, university students who are OCIs (not legally minors), but parents living in India) subject to approval of the Government of Botswana.

Please send your email to: 

Email: cons.gaborone @mea.gov.in / hoc.gaborone@mea.gov.in

Mobile: +267 76923071 / +267 71329355

Gaborone, 03 July 2020