German national was living inside Delhi airport for 55 days as India suspended flights

A German national was stranded at the transit area inside Delhi’s IGI airport for almost 2 months since. The German national was living at the airport for 55 days before he flew to Amsterdam on Monday.

German national Edgar Ziebat boarded a KLM flight for Amsterdam after living inside the airport premises for 55 days.

He landed in Delhi on March 18 from Thailand. He was enroute to Istanbul when all flights were suspended in India. Since then, he has been living in the transit area of Delhi airport.

The foreigner didn’t have Indian visa and couldn’t be allowed to enter India amid the lockdown. He was given meals and was provided with a mosquito net to sleep inside the airport premises. He was living in a secluded area of the airport, said sources.

The Ministry of External Affairs had contacted the German embassy and they visited Zeibat at the airport but he refused to travel to Germany on one of their evacuation flights because he has criminal cases against him in Germany.

India went into complete nationwide lockdown on March 25 while flight movements were suspended a few days before that. All international and domestic flights have been suspended in the country for nearly 2 months.

India is only operating evacuation and repatriation flights to rescue people stranded in other nations.


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