558 out of the 1,119 Malaysians who were stranded in India arrived home yesterday. The Malaysians were stranded at Chennai and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu airports after the republic shut its airspace to all flights from Malaysia. These Malaysians arrived safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) via three Air Asia aircrafts.

The flight carrying 186 Malaysians from Chennai arrived at 5.50am while two other flights from Trichy with a total complement of 372 Malaysians onboard touched down at 5am and 6.40am respectively.


Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said all of them (returning passengers) would be self quarantined for 14-days as required by the Health Ministry.

Kamarudin, who is the Foreign ministry’s Covid-19 Task Force chairman, said as of today, there are still 1,679 Malaysians stuck in India.

He said efforts were being undertaken to bring them back home as soon as possible.

There are no updates about their repatriation at this time.