Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will land in India late on Saturday after being stuck in Germany for over three months, media reports said. He could not travel due to the restrictions in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Yes.. Anand will be returning today,” the chess maestro’s wife Aruna was quoted by a news agency. Anand will be travelling via an Air India flight from Frankfurt and will reach Bengaluru via Delhi. He will have to undergo 14 days quarantine as per rules laid down by the Karnataka government. “He will complete quarantine procedures and come to Chennai as per protocol,” Aruna Anand told the news agency.
The flights from Germany are scheduled to only land only in Delhi and Bengaluru. Anand was in Germany to take part in the Bundesliga chess league and had to stay near Frankfurt during the travel restrictions.