CANADIAN High Commissioner Nadir Patel in New Delhi tweeted on Monday that “for Canadians in India wanting to return home, flights have been arranged from Delhi & Mumbai to depart in the coming days.”
He added: “Details to follow on ROCA messaging service. For those outside of Delhi and Mumbai driving distance, we are exploring options for you.”
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne also tweeted: “We have facilitated a series of commercial flights from Delhi and Mumbai for Canadian travellers stranded in India to return home.
“More details to follow.
” Canadians in India should register here: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration”
But Canadians in Punjab tweeted they are not sure how they could get “curfew or transport passes” to travel to New Delhi to catch their flight since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last week on Tuesday a 21-day nationwide lockdown that were supposed to bring everything except essential services to a halt in that country.
One Canadian tweeted: “To get to delhi we have to go through haryana (a state). but haryana borders are closed as of now. will we be exempted and given some type of document to be shown to them?”
On Tuesday, Patel tweeted: “For #Canadians in #Nepal, we are working urgently to find a solution to get you home. We are in discussion with airlines & authorities to see what’s possible under challenging circumstances; if you haven’t already sent in the survey, please do so as it helps us map your location.”