"As we begin dovetailing phase 4 into phase 5, (a total of) 878,921 Indian nationals have returned as on July 29, 2020. (A total of) 107,452 Indians have returned from Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh by land borders," he said.
The phase 5 of the Vande Bharat Mission will start from August 1, he said.
The MEA spokesperson said a total of 792 flights (692 international and 100 domestic feeders) have been scheduled to repatriate Indians from 23 countries.
The countries include Gulf countries, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Israel, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, he added.
"The flights would cater to 21 different airports across India and repatriate an estimated 1,30,000 Indians stranded abroad," he said.