14 May 2021

Health officials asked to approve charter flight from India

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 14 May 2021

Health officials are being asked to approve a repatriation flight for stranded New Zealanders in India, which organisers believe could start bringing people home by the end of the month.

India's Covid-19 death toll passed a quarter of a million this week and experts say the worst could still be to come.

Commercial flights out of the country are severely limited, and now desperate citizens have turned to a travel agency to help them leave.

Emma Hatton reports.