Late Saturday night in Kochi, Kerala, a special airplane from the Swiss International Airlines Company repatriated 164 people to Zurich, from Kochi, Kerala.
Besides 115 Swiss citizens, the flight carried tourists from Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark and France.
Most of the passengers were stuck at Kochi, while the others were brought in from neighbouring states.
This is the fourth flight that repatriated tourists from the state to Europe since the international airports were closed on March 23 to contain spread of Covid-19 disease.
Swiss Consul-General, Bangaluru, Sebastien Hug oversaw the repatriation mission along with Syed Ibrahim, Germany’s Honorary Consul in Thiruvananthapuram.