COVID-19: First repatriation flight from India lands in Australia after travel ban lifts

Canberra: The first repatriation flight from India landed in Australia on Saturday after the government’s controversial travel ban to the Covid-battered country ended. The Qantas jet carrying approximately 80 Australians, who were stranded in India, touched down at a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Darwin earlier in the day, reports Xinhua news agency. […]

Australia to reopen door to India, repatriation flights to start from mid-May

Canberra: Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India in a week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday (May 7, 2021), as state officials reported that an outbreak in Sydney appeared to be contained. Morrison stood by his decision to impose a biosecurity order last month barring all travel […]