Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), May 22 -- Kerala Tourism officials on Thursday said that a total of 104 Russian tourists, who had got stuck in the lockdown in wake of the COVID-19, flew back from the state on Thursday.

The special plane of Royal Flight Airlines took off from here to Moscow via Kolkata and Yekaterinburg.

While 75 passengers were staying in different destinations in Kerala, like Varkala near the state capital, the rest of them were held up in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

The operations were coordinated by Ratheesh C Nair, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation, in Thiruvananthapuram.

The home-bound passengers underwent a mandatory medical check-up and other formalities before boarding the flight.

As many as 2,500 st...