Repatriations from India is a priority for the UK Government and we have been working closely with both airlines and the Government of India to ensure British travellers can return home. We have brought nearly 18,000 people back to the UK on 66 chartered flights from India, including some foreign nationals with Indefinite Leave to Remain where seats were available. These carried almost all of those in India who registered, were eligible, and took up the option of a flight when given the chance to do so. Since then, thousands of people, including British nationals, have been able to make use of outbound legs of Air India's "Vande Bharat" repatriation flights to return to the UK, as well as the increasing number of other flight options out of the country.
It is extremely difficult to be precise about numbers: we do not require British travellers to register with us when they go overseas or report their return to the UK via other means, while there were instances of multiple registrations by the same individual and other who were not eligible.
We continue to assess the need for any future flights and are in contact with airlines, the Indian authorities, and other governments to maximise options for returning to the UK. For any British travellers who are unable to do so, support is provided by our consular teams in India.