Latest Update, December 11, 2021: Qatar Airways has recently been adjudged as the best airline in the world by Skytrax, an international air transport rating organization. One of the major carriers in the US-India travel sector, the airline got a 5-star rating from Skytrax in four categories: Best Airline, Airline COVID-19 Safety, Best Airport, and Airport COVID-19 Safety. Notably, Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, is named the Best Airport of the Year 2021.
Is Qatar Airways flying between the US and India now? Many travelers still have queries like this though the airline has been operating one-stop US-India flights since the Qatar-India air bubble agreement took effect late in 2020. Qatar Airways is providing connections from the US on its air bubble flights to India from Doha. Many of our customers have successfully traveled on air bubble flights between USA and India, including those operated by Qatar Airways.
As per the winter schedule 2020, Qatar Airways is operating flights to more than 124 destinations, including some of the major cities in India and the United States. Currently, Qatar Airways is providing connections from New York (JFK), San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta and Washington DC (IAD) on its flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Kochi, Kozhikode and Trivandrum from Doha.
Since the beginning of 2021, we have rebooked travel for many of our patrons whose reservations for Qatar Airways flights to India were canceled in the wake of the pandemic early in 2020. We have been booking cheap Qatar flight tickets to India from USA right from the time India set up green corridors for safe air bubble travel. Qatar Airways is one of our trusted, long-time airline partners,” said the chief customer relations officer of Indian Eagle.
Qatar Airways’ new flights between USA and India
Qatar Airways expanded its footprint in the United States by adding San Francisco and Seattle to its network. Thus the airline is connecting the West Coast to India via Doha. Qatar Airways is operating four weekly flights from San Francisco, using an A350 which features the award-winning QSuite business class. The A350-900 with QSuite has earned kudos for making long-haul business travel equally comfortable and luxurious. Qatar Airways’ SFO-Doha direct flights connect with major Indian cities, thereby competing with Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air India and United Airlines.
With air travel pacing up across geographies, San Francisco is eyeing to reposition itself as a key business and leisure destination. While Air India launched SFO to Bengaluru nonstop flights in January 2021, United Airlines will follow suit in 2022.
Who can travel on Qatar Airways Flights between USA and India?
On outbound Qatar Airways flights from India to USA, all US nationals and their immediate family members, green card holders and their dependents, and Indian passport holders irrespective of the US visa they hold (B1/B2, H1B, H4, F1 and others) can travel. Please note Indian passport holders with a US tourist visa (B2) can also fly on Qatar Airways from India to USA. Members of US armed forces and their dependents including spouses and children are eligible for Qatar Airways’ India-USA flights.
On inbound Qatar Airways flights from USA to India, all Indian nationals and US citizens (with/without OCI cards) can travel. US citizens without OCI/PIO cards need to have a valid visa to enter India. Please note entry into India on tourist visas (electronic/paper format) issued before October 6, 2021, and medical visas issued on or before October 21, 2020, is currently prohibited.
India’s guidelines for travelers transiting in Doha
Both the USA and Qatar being countries not at risk, fully-vaccinated, asymptomatic travelers arriving from the USA and through Qatar are not subject to rigorous regulations in India. If you are fully-vaccinated, COVID-negative and asymptomatic, you are exempt to mandatory RT-PCR testing on arrival in India. India’s guidelines for incoming international travelers permit quarantine-free stay to fully-vaccinated, asymptomatic travelers from countries not at risk. Only self-monitoring of health applies to you for 14 days post arrival in India.
Wanted qatar airways to resume flight from mumbai to usa with out delay. Because they are the best.
Yes, Qatar Airways is among the best. However, Qatar Airways has not yet announced the exact date of resuming its US-India services.
Hello sir i won enquiry about india to usa. Can i travel in July end wt b1b2 visa with single dose of covidshel or i need to hv second dose also..then only i can travel.? And if single dose is ok then need pcr repot
Hi Mohamed! If the travel restrictions placed by the US are lifted by then or if you belong to any of the exempted categories, you may be able to travel. You can travel even if you are not fully vaccinated but may require to quarantine on arrival. Please be advised to go through https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/usa-india-air-travel-restrictions/
Hello, is qatar airways operating from Philadelphia to Kolkata and return from Kolkata to Philadelphia. I will be traveling end of Oct 2021. Thanks
Hi Shravan! We found an itinerary in our inventory. It is a 25-hour flight (including layovers) from Philadelphia to Kolkata via Doha and Delhi. The international leg is operated by Qatar Airways and the domestic leg is operated by Air Vistara. You can call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969 and get your ticket booked for the most economical fare available.
Hi sir ,
I have a trip to India coming up in October of this year from Atlanta . I will be landing in Chennai via Doha as I take qatar. Can you please help me with the covid protocol ? I do have the vaccine card and am told I need to take the RT-PCR test too. Your advise and suggestions would help me , big time.
Thank you very much for all that you guys do .
Hi Meenakshi! You need to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to traveling from Atlanta and a self-paid test on arrival at Chennai Airport. Applying for a TN e-pass is also mandatory.
Hi, can a passenger currently transit through Doha to the US from India. I read news about air bubble changes.
Hi Indura! You can transit via Doha while traveling to USA from India. No issues.
Can I transit at Doha with two itineraries booked separately?
US to Doha (and return) – Qatar Airways
Doha to India (and return) – Indigo
Please let me know. Thank you!
Hi Sada! You can do.
Are F1 VISA student allowed to travell to usa from India through doha.
Hi Avirup! F1 visa holders from India can travel on Qatar Airways to USA.
I am traveling from Mumbai to boston ( total 37 hours flight) with Qatar airways and with 19 hours transit at Doha. When should I do RT PCR. if I do my RT PCR within 72 hours of flight and by the time when I land in USA exceeds total 72 hours from test does it affect me in anyway ?
Hi Akash! As per the USA’s guidelines that took effect on December 6, you need to take a COVID-19 viral test no more than one calendar day before your scheduled departure from Mumbai Airport. Please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/usa-tightens-inbound-travel-rules/
Have US- india flights resumed by Qatar? I see them on travel portals.
Also, will B1/B2 visas be permitted in board Qatar? Or are there any restrictions?
Hi Sharon! Not yet. Qatar is likely to resume its operations on US-India routes this year end. Whether people with B1/B2 visas will be permitted on Qatar Airways flights, is still uncertain. Please keep a watch on our Facebook page or the Travel News for the upcoming updates.
When will the Chicago ORD- Doha- Hyderabad flight resume? It is the only option for us to travel to HYD as we have only traveled Qatar airlines. Will the connection in Doha mean that the booking is to Hyderabad or does this mean we check out in Doha and check in again (that is inconvenient). We have OCI but are US passport and not Qatari Passport . Please help clear the confusion.
Hi Indira! Currently, Indians and foreign nationals of Indian origin (US passport holders) can’t travel on Qatar Airways from USA to India. As of now, Qatar Airways does not have approval to fly passengers from USA to India. Currently, you can travel on Emirates, Delta-Air France, Air India and United Airlines. Since not all international routes are open now, it is better to consult a travel advisor for the best itinerary for your trip. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.
Hi! I traveled from Ahemdabad to Atlanta in January this year by Qatar Airways and am waiting eagerly to return to Ahmedabad at the earliest possible. I am 67 yr old and Qatar suits me the best. When is this service starting? Please hurry up.
I would like to travel to Dallas (DFW) in the second week of November to meet my son and daughter in law. Can we travel by United Airlines ?
Is November schedule is out ?
Hi Chandrashekar! United Airlines’ November schedule is not yet announced. However, United Airlines will be operating between USA and India for sure. You can easily book your travel on our website Indian Eagle or you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary. All the information relevant in the current scenario will be provided to you.
We plan to Dallas/Houston/ Austin in the last week of Nov 20. Can we take Qatar airways flght from Kozhikode via Doha.
We received cancellation from Qatar today for my parents tickets….It was from Atlanta > Dallas > Doha > Ahmedabad (31st Oct)….The primary reason was Doha to Ahmedabad cancellation.
Does anyone know when Qatar is resuming operation from Doha to Ahmedabad
Hello Patel ji! Only Qatari nationals and Indians stranded in Qatar can travel on Qatar Airways flights from Doha to Ahmedabad. You’re neither a Qatari national nor an Indian stranded in Qatar; hence, your Doha to AMD flight with Qatar Airways is cancelled. Please be advised to check before booking. You can feel free to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for valid bookings and all the information relevant to travel in current circumstances. Thank you!
I was looking for qatar flying to India for long time,this is best website I found ,well one more thing I am like so many other Indian wishing the sooner they start flying India is better I love flying with them ,hope indian government makes decision soon.
Hi Yunus! We’re glad to be appreciated. We too are waiting for resumption of Qatar Airways services to India for travelers from the US.
When will the flights resume from Dallas to Mumbai for B1/B2 visa ???
Hi Rozani! There are flights for B1/B2 visa holders from Dallas to Mumbai, but not operated Qatar Airways. They can travel on Air India and United Airlines.
Can you say when they are going to restart USA to India flight I mean Qatar
Hi Benny! As of now, there is no update regarding the same.
I want to Travel India to Armeniya waya Qatar I have completed my 2nd dose of vaccination but I have try to do registration in https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa there is no option for Connecting flight so what should I have to do any suggestions
Hi Dhaval! We are not sure about this. Please be advised to check with the airline.
Are indian citizens allowed to travel from India to USA with a valid h-1b visa through Qatar Airways via Doha?
Hi Sri! To the best of our knowledge, Air India and United Airlines are the safest for Indian passport holders in the current circumstances.
I am a F1 visa student traveling to the USA for the first time. I am planning to take Qatar Airways for my trip on January 6th 2021 from Bangalore to phoenix which goes via Doha. Will there be any problems for me or will it be a hassle-free flight till phoenix.
Hoping to hear back from you soon.
Hi Sanath! You may not be able to travel on Qatar Airways from India to the USA as per the information available with us. For a more satisfying answer, you can check with Qatar Airways itself.
I booked my ticket from ord to Delhi for dec 8 2020 and return for 17march 2021 but now thier no flight is showing me on your website for dec 8 so I requested a refund , but I didn’t get any confirmation email from Qatar website about my request and now when I’m going to check references number I dosenoshow me anything . So plz tell me when I’ll get the confirmation email about my requand how long does it take to get the refund. And is thier any chance to resume of flight in dec .
My Parents are suppose to travel back on Dec 27th i got a mail saying its been cancelled, do we know when will it resume so that we can do a rebooking
Hi Naveen! Qatar Airways is not part of the US-India air bubble travel agreement. That’s why Qatar Airways flights are being cancelled. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, then please contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.
When will Qatar government announce resume flight from India to qatar?
Hi Rajnish! Qatar Airways is operating air bubble flights between Qatar and India.
Has US to Kochi Qatar Airways restarted now? If not, which other flight is available from West coast? I’m looking for end of December. Thanks for your help in advance.
Hi Fazil! Qatar Airways may resume its US-India operations by mid-December. Please stay tuned to our FB page for the upcoming updates. Currently, Emirates is not flying from Seattle in the West Coast. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best flights and itineraries available from the West Coast.
Thank you for your quick response. Are these info updated on any website, other than fb?
Is there a Qatar flight from USA to Chennai India in December 2020?
Hi Muthiah! Yes, there are Qatar Airways flights to Chennai from the third week of this month. We have started taking bookings for travel on Qatar Airways.
I already booked tickets with Qatar for Dec 2nd, please confirm if i need to rebook to later date or will that be taken care by you, will i be charged extra for this change?
I already have a reservation from Boston to Chennai for travel date Dec 2nd , do I need to rebook to later date or will this be taken care by you , will be charged for this date change?
Hi Vinoth! Please share your Trip ID so that we can pull out your reservation details and your registered contact number. Or else, you can call us at 1-800-615-3969.
Will Quatar airways start from Phoenix ,USA to Hyderabad, India in November 2020
Hi Jyoti! There is yet no confirmation about this.
How about December
Hi Jyoti! Qatar Airways has resumed its US-India operations via Doha. However, the frequency is less currently. You can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of you travel.
Hi All, Need urgent help. My father who is Indian citizen and B1B2 Visa holder for US, can he travel from Mumbai to Denver via Doha on 25th May 2021?
Can you pls confirm?
Hi Atul! Yes, he can.
when i search for flights from USA to India on Dec 6th Qatar says no flight on those dates. Can you please let me know how we can book it online?
Hi Nadhiya! Currently, Qatar Airways’ US-India operations is not as frequent as before (the pandemic). If you have flexible travel dates, please contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of your tickets.
I recently booked 4 tickets for my family to travel to India for family reasons, but suddenly there were last minute changes and sadly my booking got cancelled. Are their any chances that the flights on the 24th November will be available ?
i’m in desperate need of traveling to my home country. I need assistance please.
Hi Riya! We regret the delay in responding to your query. Did you book the tickets through Indian Eagle Travel agency? If yes, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance any time.
I am having US B1/B2 and planning to travel Dallas From Nagpur Via Doha through Qatar Airways. Can you please tell me by when Nagpur Doha flight will resume it’s operations?
Hi Sachin! According to the current travel regulations, B1/B2 visa holders can travel only Air India and United Airlines from India to the US.
I’m an F1 visa holder and wanted to travel from Mumbai to San Francisco in late December. Am I eligible to travel?
Hi Saurabh! You can travel to the USA as long as your US visa is valid.
Hi, I am looking to book LAX-Doha-Hyd(India) route for Dec 6. I’m a H1B visa holder and my fiance is F1 (student visa) holder. Will a NEGATIVE covid PCR result suffice for the travel without any problems. We have our (mini) wedding coming up and don’t want end up spending 2 weeks in Doha quarantining.
Please let me know if this is a good-to-proceed travel plan. Again, we are expecting a NEGATIVE PCR covid test result with us taken 96 hours before flight departure.
Thanks for your response. Much appreciated.
Hello – Has there been any change to this travel regulation?
Hi Ravi! The regulations for transit at Doha have been relaxed long ago. You can easily travel via Doha.
Hi, I have booked my ticket from Houston to Chennai on Jan 28th 2021 through Qatar Airways, what are the probabilities that Qatar airways can resume the services to India by then?
Hi Syed! Qatar Airways has resumed its US-India operations. We are booking Qatar flights for our customers. The situation is expected to improve by the time you will travel.
I was told that My Dec 2nd ticket with Qatar was cancelled, when asked for refund, Indian eagle is charging 75$ per passenger, which is unacceptable, as this is not my option as airlines has cancelled it.
3 months ago i was also charged for moving the dates, which was also not my option, i have to do it as airlines cancelled it.
I was planning to book a ticket from Canada to Hyderabad via Qatar Airways for 6th December. Could you tell me why your flight was cancelled and if there’s a possibility for you to reschedule it anytime soon?
Also , do you think it’s advisable for me to book one through qatar airways at the moment?
Hi We have booked tickets from Boston to Chennai for 6th of Jan 2021. We will be traveling with infant born in USA. Are we allowed to travel or do we need to look for alternative options?
Hi Preethi! Everyone from Indian passport holders on US work visa/green card and US passport holders with/without OCI/POI card can travel to India. If you are a US citizen without OCI/POI card, you need an entry visa to India. Please note tourist visa and e-visa to India are currently suspended. The same applies to your newborn.
As a US citizen, will I be able to take Qatar on the way back from India to US?
Hi Venkatesh! Yes, you may take. Please be advised to check with the airline for your satisfaction.
Kindly note i am planning to travel to Amritsar from JFK with Qatar Airways on 5th December 2020. Has Qatar Resumed sector JFK – Amritsar via Doha.
i am waiting on same reply too. But indianeagle always got silent on this question
Plz inform me my dad wants to come to India from Qatar country now flights are available or not if available how many flights are there in Qatar
Hi Bhargav! Qatar Airways is operating air bubble flights between Doha and its destinations in India.
@Indianeagle – If air bubble flights are operating between Doha and India(Bengaluru), can I travel from USA to Doha(transit) to Bengaluru(final destination) ?
Also is an Indian PP holder (with valid US visa) allowed to travel from Bengaluru to USA on Qatar airways ?
Can a Indian having US student visa holder come back to India in Dec,2020 and return in Jan,2021 in Qatar airways?
Hi, I’m planning to travel from Canada to Hyderabad via Doha on 7th December. Flights are available from 6th December. Is it safe to book via qatar airways or are flights getting cancelled?
Hi Aalekhya! We are not sure about Qatar Airways flights originating in Canada. We are taking bookings for Qatar Airways flights from USA to India.
Hello, I’m planing on traveling to Bangalore in January. I’m an US citizen with OCI. Am i allowed to travel on Qatar to India? More important;y, I’ve heard people say that I cannot take any other airlines besides United/Air India from India to US. Is that true?
I am planning to travel to Hyderabad, India through Qatar airways on Dec 5, Saturday (LAX-Doha-HYD). I have a valid H1B visa and my fiancé is on F1-OPT. We are expecting to get a NEGATIVE on PCR test 96 hours before our flight departure.
Kindly let me know if we have to take check any extra restrictions or regulations before booking this flight.
I travelled to Hyd from LAX via DOHA, on Dec 5th on Qatar Airways. All you need is few documents filled out:
1. a NEGATIVE RESULT on COVID PCR test taken 72 hours before flight.
2. On airsuvidha site upload this negative PCR test result and fill out the form with your passport and flight details, and TAKE A PRINT OUT of the same. I entered Hyderabad with no issues, but they checked thoroughly all the documents mentioned above. I home quarantines as per Govt guidelines.
Now, I have my return flight on Jan 7th,2021 via hyd-doha-LAX flight route on Qatar Airways. I have a valid H1B visa and my wife has F1 (with initial OPT about to expire Feb 10, 2021).
1.My question is can H1/F1 visa holders travel back to US from India via Qatar Airways? If not, how did Qatar Airways allow me to book return flight?
2. Will restrictions over Qatar be lifted to operate flights from India-Doha-USA after Jan 1st 2021?
Thanks. Kindly clarify.
Hi Rahul, did you obtain clarity finally? Can f1 visa holders travel to USA from India via Doha?
Hi, my family (all US Citizens) need to travel from USA to India, during mid-December 2020. Three of us are having valid OCI card, one having emergency visa to India, which was recently issued.
We are wondering about whether we can fly with Qatar Airways?
Are there any restrictions about flying with Qatar Airways?
Any other airlines which allow OCI card holders?
We wish to travel to Jfk Doha Nagpur at earliest
Hi – US Citizens with OCI can travel from US to Bangalore via Doha in December?
Do Indian government still have restrictions on non-Indian citizens to enter India?
Also is there any travel restriction for Indian citizens with Green card travelling from India to USA to DFW ( Dallas)?
Hi Naga! There is no travel/entry restriction for OCI cardholders. OCI cardholders can travel on Air India, United Airlines and Emirates to India from the USA. We are not sure if they can travel on Qatar Airways via Doha. Yes, green cardholders can travel from India to the USA.
I am planning to book round trip tickets in Qatar (Dallas DFW to Chennai and Return back Dallas DFW). Are there any travel restriction for USA GC holder with Indian passport? Appreciate your response.
We have booked Qatar flight from Chicago to Kochi on 15th december, and return on January 14th. Me and my wife are on H1/H4 visa (Indian PP with visa stamped till 2022), and our son with US passport & OCI card.
Is there any restriction for our travel to India, & back to US according to the current situation
Were you able to catch your flight as planned?
what are the airlines are permitted for B1/B2 visa holders to travel from Hyderabad to USA(Dallas) in the month of Jan 2021?
Hi Karthik!B1/B2 visa holders can only take Air India and United Airlines flights from India to the US.
Can B1/B2 visa holders fly from India to US by Qatar Airways?
Hi Shanawaz! Air India and United Airlines (direct) are the only options for B1/B2 visa holders.
Hi indiaeagle what about H1b holders , are they allowed, We have a year old baby who is US citizen and me and my wife are indian citizen with H1b visa
Hi Arun! Will you travel from India to USA or from USA to India?
Hi @indiaeagle we will be traveling from india to usa , We have valid H1b visa
Indian passport holder with b1, b2 can travel to US in Qatar airways without any issue. They need to carry proof of full vaccination and negative rtpcr report.
I traveled from Bombay to Los Angeles us on 24th Nov in Qatar airways transit at Doha.
Hi Rita! Thank you for confirming this and sharing your own experience.
Hi, I am on a H1B and looking to take Qatar airlines Dec12-Jan 1st week Chicago to Hyderabad. I see flights on Indianeagle. Will I be able to take the flight to India & back to US on Qatar?
Can F-1 students fly on Qatar from US to India via Doha on Qatar airways?
I have booked a ticket for late December and from above responses, it seems that we may not be able to do that.
If thats the reason, why airline is allowing people to book the tickets?
Bro I have the very same scenario. Let’s stay connected to see what could be done.
Hi Aniruddh! This is a public forum. Please be advised not to share your email ID or contact number in your comment.
Hi Sanchit! Currently, Indian passport holders can travel on Qatar Airways, but not beyond Doha. Air India and United Airlines are the only options for you as of now. Please note the travel regulations for Indian nationals may be relaxed by this month end.
Hi, I’m on F-1 and looking to take Qatar airways in the first week of January 2021 from Bangalore to Detroit, Michigan. Does this come under Air Bubble? Would there be any problem ?
Please let me know.
Does Qatar Airlines has permission to Fly from Chicago – Trivandrum in Dec 2020 ? Indian Govt mentioned all flights are banned until 31 Dec 2020 ?
Hi DS! Normal/regular international flights are banned. Currentl, air bubble flights are open.
What about f1 visa holders can travel to usa via doha?
Hi, Is qatar airways operational from usa to India. Has anyone traveled by qatar airlines to India from usa in December. I am planning to travel in jan by qatar airlines. Can someone confirm please.
Hi Srikanth! Yes, Qatar Airways is operating between USA and India. We are booking Qatar flights for some of our customers.
Thank you Indianeagle. Has anyone travelled by Qatar airways to india from usa ? Just to confirm, as they were not operational until last few weeks.
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Hello … I have a valid B1 visa … booked ticket on Qatar airways on dec 25 from India to Dallas via Doha… is the flight operating and any restrictions on B1 visa
Were you able to travel in Qatar on Visitor visa from INDIA to USA? I see few contradicting info here stating visitor visa holder can’t travel on Qatar so wanted to check.
Is qatar airways operating from Chicago to Chennai (via Doha). Did anyone travelled in this route recently
Hi Hariharan! Yes, Qatar Airways is operating from Chicago to Chennai via Doha. We are booking Qatar Airways’ US-India flights.
Is Qatar airways operating from Mumbai to Chicago (via Doha) under Air bubble rule? Did anyone travelled in this route recently
Yes, Qatar Airways is operating this route.
I want to travel by Qatar Air ways from San Francisco to Kochi later in December and hold a B1/B2 Visa. Is this permitted ? Please clarify.
Is Qatar airways flying from Chennai to Boston now, are passengers with tourist visa allowed to travel from India to USA via Doha.
Hi Manoj! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines (direct) flights from India.
So only people with student or work visa can travel through Qatar airline?
Is H4 visa holders are allowed to travel in Qatar airways from India to USA ?
Hi Reshma! Indian passport holders may not be allowed on Qatar Airways from India to USA.
I am Indian National, want to do round trip travel this week end from Dallas to Bangalore via Doha in Qatar airways. Can I fly in Qatar airways? Any restrictions?
Hi Kumar! Yes, you can travel on Qatar Airways. If you have not yet booked flights, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking and all the information related to your travel in the current circumstances.
I am planning to travel from SF to Chennai by Qatar airways between Jan mid-2021 to Feb 2021, I am holding an F1 visa, can u confirm if I can travel to India and back to the USA without any problem through Qatar ?
I am planning to book round trip tickets in Qatar (Dallas DFW to Chennai and Return back Dallas DFW). Are there any travel restriction for USA GC holder with Indian passport? Appreciate your response.
Hi Kumar! No. Please note Qatar can fly GC cardholders till December 31, 2020. It may be extended in 2021.
Does that mean GC holders can travel from India to US in Qatar flights?
now qatar has opened booking from india to usa from dec 25th. Does that mean i can book and travel to usa through qatar on student visa? My friend told we cant until dec 31st. please reply
what are the airlines are permitted for H4 visa holders to travel from Tvm to USA(IAD) in the month of Dec 2020 along with Kids (US Citizens) ?
Is Qatar airways operating from TVm to IAD ?
Any travel restrictions for H4 holders ?
Hi Reshma! If you are married to a US national, you can travel on British Airways and Qatar Airways from India to the USA. Otherwise, Air India and United Airlines (direct) are the safest options for you. May we know when you are planning to travel?
Hi, I am on H1B I want to do a round trip from Dallas, tx to Bangalore with Qatar airlines.
Are there any travel restrictions for H1B or H4 visa holders at DALLAS or Bangalore traveling by Qatar airways?
Hi Prakash! You can travel on Qatar Airways from Dallas to India, but Indian passport holders may not travel on the same airline back to the USA.
I am planning to travel from SF to Chennai by Qatar airways between Jan mid-2021 to Feb 2021, I am holding an F1 visa, can u confirm if I can travel to India and back to the USA without any problem
Hi Harshini! You can travel on Qatar Airways from the US to India, but your return travel on the same airline in February cannot be confirmed now.
Indian national and GC holder can travel in India to Us in Qatar airlines?
I am US citizen. I am travelling to SFO to BLR dec end and plan on returning mid Jan. If taking Qatar to return to SFO are there any restrictions for US citizens?
Hi Maria! There should not be any restrictions by the time you will travel.
does Qatar airlines open for Indians holding B1/B2 visa to travel to Colorado?
Hi Ranjit! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines from India to USA.
Are the H1B and H4 visa holders with expired stamped visa allowed to travel from USA to India on Qatar Airways or have to travel via United or Air India only? I am planning to travel on Dec 23.
Hi Raj! In case of expired stamped visa, you are safe to travel on Air India or United Airlines.
When are SingaporeAir flights resuming from SFO ????
Hi Vani! Singapore Airlines has already resumed its operations to and from SFO.
I am an Indian National with a valid PR Visa of Canada. Can I travel from Mumbai to Toronto (Canada)
via Doha(Qatar)? First flight is MUM-DOH Qatar airways and the connecting flight from Doha is AIR CANADA Doha to Toronto. Will I be allowed on these connection flights? Thank you for your response in advance
Hi Sushant! We can’t say anything certainly. Please check with Qatar Airways.
I am planning to travel from Dallas to Bengaluru by Qatar airways between Dec mid-2021 to Jan mid 2021, I am holding an F1 visa, can you confirm if I can travel to India and back to the USA without any problem ?
Hi Dharsan! You can travel to India from USA on Qatar Airways, but you can’t travel back on the same airline as of now. Please note rules and regulations may be relaxed in January 2021.
Hi we are planning to India trip on February 14th and return Murch 7th 2021.we are us citizens. Can we go to India in this time frame through qater airways? And any restrictions for us passport holding with oci in india? Please reply me…my dad is not well that’s why…we are planning to India.
Hi Manabika! There is no restriction for US citizens holding an OCI card. You can travel to India hassle-free and return in 3 weeks as per your travel plans. You can book Qatar Airways flights on our website IndianEagle.com or contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking and all the information related to your travel. By the way, may your father get well soon!
Hi planning to travel from Chennai to SFo in Qatar on Jan5th with Indian passport and green card is this allowed
Hi Ram! As of now, Indian nationals (with/without green cards) taking QA flights cannot travel beyond Qatar. Please note the current regulations may be relaxed by this month end, and we will update the article accordingly.
I am a F1 visa holder planning to reach Washington DC by 7-10 jan 2021 from delhi via Qatar Airways.
Are we allowed to travel with the above itinerary?
Hi Adil! Currently, Indian passport holders can travel on Qatar Airways, but not beyond Doha. Air India and United Airlines are the only options for you as of now. Please note the travel regulations for Indian nationals may be relaxed by this month end.
I have a booking in Feb 2021 for a roundtrip from DFW to MAA with Qatar Airways. Can I return from MAA to DFW via DOH on Feb 26, 2021 having my Indian Passport with US Greencard?
Hi Thiren! In the current volatile situation, travel regulations including eligibility criteria are being revised every month. In our opinion, you will be able to travel back on Qatar Airways in February.
Hi, I am planning to Travel from Toronto / Montreal (Canada) to India on Qatar Airways to Kolkata. I see that the website shows flights are available, however, I want to know if currently Qatar Airways is operating flights to India or not?
Hi Arun! Qatar Airways is operating flights to India from USA.
When I asked agent, they said from 14th Dec flights to india from Canada also started. Can you please confirm that this is true or not ?
Hi there. We’re booked on Qatar airways on the 3rd of Jan from boston to Bengaluru. We’re Indian citizens on H1/H4. Any news of whether this segment is currently flying or will open soon? Thanks for the info!
Hi Div! Qatar Airways is operating this route. There are no visa-based restrictions when it comes to traveling from USA to India on Qatar Airways.
My wife and I were returning from Kochi by Qatar on March 25th, but the lockdown has kept Us here until now. We have reservations for Dec 28th from Kochi to Houston. Hope the flights are on and not likely to be cancelled like the couple of times in July and November. We were told to have a Covid text within 86 hours of travel. What are the restrictions in the business class about seating, masks, shield, food and beverage services and use of bathrooms. Are we supposed to wear the PPE kits? We have requested wheel chairs, but is it safe?
Hello Sir! The way the airlines and the airports have been taking precautions to ensure prevention of Novel Coronavirus transmission makes air travel safe during the pandemic. You don’t have to wear PPE kits in the business class unless it is mandated by Qatar Airways. Please note you may not be allowed to board if you are Indian passport holders.
Hi Team, I am planning to travel from New York to Banglore on January 14th of 2021. Please let me know if there is any travel restriction on this itinerary.
Thanks in Advance.
Hi Raja! There is no restriction for the onward travel to India via this route. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance and all the information related to your travel booking.
I contacted Qatar airways and they said now you can travel from India to USA as long as the US government Allows it.. I have booked a ticket to Dallas on 25 Dec and they said we are good to travel
I have booked round trip from new york to bengaluru in Feb 2021. But Nobody is confirming correctly if we are good to travel from India to US in qatar airways
Please keep us posted on your experience.
Hi Ank! The situation will be relaxed in January or February for sure.
Hi Ankit, I’m also on same boat, did you gather any other confirmations?
Need your help, could you please confirm if you were able to travel back to Dallas with Qatar airways? I’m on the same boat, I carry H1B visa and looking to see if H1B visa holders can travel with Qatar to USA.
Hi . Yes did Travel to Dallas on 25th Dec successfully. Had travelled on F1. Not sure on H1B or L1 Visa
Qatar is saying they are willing to transport as long as the US government allows you to travel to the country in that visa
I have my return flight on Jan 7th,2021 via hyd-doha-LAX flight route on Qatar Airways. I have a valid H1B visa and my wife has F1 (with initial OPT about to expire Feb 10, 2021).
1. My question is can H1/F1 visa holders travel back to US from India via Qatar Airways? If not, how did Qatar Airways allow me to book return flight?
2. Will restrictions over Qatar be lifted to operate flights from India-Doha-USA after Jan 1st 2021?
Thanks. Kindly clarify.
I have booked ticket in Qatar airlines to Chennai from SFO on Dec31st, 2020 returning on Jan 31st, 2021. Do we have any travel restrictions to/fro for H1 Visa category ?
Hi Shariff! As of now, no restrictions. It is still recommended you check with Qatar Airways.
any update on India to USA travel through Qatar ? are we allowed to travel in Jan/2021 through qatar airways ?
for indian nationals.
Hi Raj! As of now, if Indian nationals are spouses or parents of US citizens/green cardholders, they can travel on Qatar Airways from India to the USA. New regulations are being expected in the first week of January.
HI , I have booked a flight from Mumbai to SF on qatar for January 7th 2021 , can my parents on b1/b2 travel on qatar from India to US
Hi Nupur! In our opinion, they can. Please be advised to check and recheck with Qatar Airways.
If passenger has negative covid test report and they travel from US to India around 30th dec, do they still need mandatory institutional quarantine ?
Hi Swapna! If you have a negative report of RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to undertaking your journey from the USA, you are exempted from institutional quarantine.
I am a US passport holder with an OCI who goes to college in the US.
I want to travel to JFK from HYD via DOH on January 11th. Will I be allowed to board the qatar airways flight in Hyderabad and then connect onward to my final destination – New York? Please let me know as online it says passengers can connect via Qatar to destinations in Africa and South America but it does not mention anything about the US.
Hi Nitya! In our opinion, you can. By mid of December, one of our customers (she was an H4 visa holder) successfully traveled from India to the USA via Doha. However, it is recommended you check with Qatar Airways itself.
Hello, my family and I are planning to travel to India in April 2021 from Detroit to TRV since our previous flights were cancelled early 2020 due to covid. We have seen a lot of Qatar Airways flights scheduled recently , operating in this route during April. Is this still under the air bubble pact? We wanted to know if it’s ok to book while still having to transit through Doha for these flights. Please confirm!
Hi Rachel! Currently, all airlines including Qatar Airways are operating only air bubble flights to and from India. By the end of March or the beginning of April 2021, normal international civil flights may resume. There’s no problem in transiting through Doha. Hope the situation will improve by the time you will travel.
I am J1 visa holder, having indian passport. i need to travel from delhi to us on 14th jan 2021. I should book qatar airways flight via doha or not?
Rohit! Please be advised to wait until the first few days of January 2021.
Hi , I am planning to travel from Chennai to Houston on jan 4th , I am currently on F1 visa , can I travel and are the flights operating from India to usa ?
Hi Akhil! In our opinion, Indians on F1 visa are not eligible for traveling on Qatar Airways from India to the USA as per the current guidelines (which is valid till December 31, 2020). The travel eligibility criteria may be relaxed or revised in the first week of January 2021.
Hi Indianeagle. Travelled in F1 from Chennai to Dallas on 25th Dec. Qatar has indicated that they have no guidelines and it dependent on the country entry criteria. Kindly recheck this with airline before posting the same.
Hi Ramesh! Thank you very much for sharing your experience and clearing out doubts too. We will update the article accordingly.
Where are you getting this information from? To reconfirm, can f1 visa holders go to USA from India via Doha (Qatar)? Where is this mentioned explicitly?
WOULD I BE ABLE TO TRAVEL FRON SFO TO AMD MID FEBRUARY TO MID MAY. ?
ON QATAR AIRLINES.
US CITIZEN, OCI CARD HOLDER.
Hi Manoj! There are Qatar Airways’ one-stop flights between SFO and Ahmedabad. We are taking bookings for Qatar Airways flights in 2021. If there are no further travel restrictions, you will be able to travel from SFO to AMD.
Would parents from India on B1 be able to travel from India to US on Qatar in January? Qatar is allowing to book flights without any restrictions mentioned? What is the current status?
Hi Shiv! B1/B2 visa holders’ travel eligibility in regard to Qatar Airways flights in January 2021 cannot be confirmed now. As of today, they have been able to travel via Doha. Reportedly, UAE airlines are under scanner for violating the air bubble travel agreement with the government of India by flying Indian passport holders beyond Doha.
Will H1b/H4 with valid stamping are allowed to travel from Hyd to USA via Doha in Qatar Airways in Jan 2021.
I have also similar question to B1/B2 visa holders if they are allowed to USA from HYD via Doha?
Hi Sandeep! H1B/H4/B1/B2 visa holders’ travel eligibility in regard to Qatar Airways flights in January 2021 cannot be confirmed now. As of today, they have been able to travel via Doha. Reportedly, UAE airlines are under scanner for violating the air bubble travel agreement with the government of India by flying Indian passport holders beyond Doha.
Hi, I have US immigrant visa. My wife is US citizen. In January 2021, Can I travel to San Francisco via doha in qatar airways flight. Please let me know.
Hi Mandeep! Yes, you can travel. FYI, we are booking Qatar Airways flights for the lowest fare available.
I received below response from Qatar Support Twitter handle when I asked if Indian nationals are allowed to travel from India to United States on Qatar airways.
Hello , passengers restriction for travelling to/from India transiting DOH has been released. We want you to have a safe, pleasant, and hassle-free journey. For the safety of all passengers, Qatar Airways requires passengers travelling from certain gateways to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test result when checking in.
To find out what requirements you need to comply with before you travel, please see below country information, depending on your country of origin and final destination.
We also strongly recommend passengers to also check the information published by the governments of your origin and destination country before travelling by visiting
If you have further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Qatar Airways Support
Are they confirming that Indian nationals are allowed to travel from India to US?
Has anyone with H1B visa travelled recently on qatarairways.? .
Hi Ananth! Recently two passengers – one holding F1 visa and the other holding H4 visa – confirmed that they were able to travel from India to USA via Doha successfully. Therefore, we think Qatar Airways has no restrictions for H1B visa holders too.
Will Quatar airlines flight to Houston will fly as scheduled in Jan 2021.I have made a booking to depart from Chennai on Jan 20th.Please confirm
Hello Dr. Shankar. Qatar Airways’ flights won’t be affected if the situation does not worsen in January. Please watch out our Facebook page for latest updates related to travel.
hey i am a indian passport holder with green card, my wife is a usa citizen with emergency visa to travel India. is that be alright if i book flight from Sfo to AtQ via doha since they just started flights from SFO to doha directly, is that alright to change flights and board on next to go ATQ without any problem. I am planning to go in second week of january 2021
Hi Preet! You can travel this route on Qatar Airways. Please note travel rules and regulations are volatile these days.
I just received an email from Qatar airways saying , they have cancelled Del – ORD filght on 7th Jan . When I called customer care he mentioned that due to travel bubble arrangement between India & Qatar they have to cancel the flight . However when I check Govt of India notification they have extended travel bubble up to 31st Jan 2021 ?
Any thoughts what should I do ?
Hi Palak! The flight might have been cancelled for some other reason. In the current circumstances, you can travel on Air India or United Airlines (direct) flights to ORD from DEL. FYI, United Airlines launched nonstop flights between ORD and DEL.
I am a US citizen traveling from Chennai to Dallas (DFW) on the 7th of Jan. My question, and I am hoping one of you can help throw some light on this. Do I need a negative covid test before I board from Chennai to Doha or from Doha to Dallas?
Appreciate your advise.
Hi Dinesh! If you are traveling on Qatar Airways, then a negative COVID test report is mandatory to board the flight.
Hey, I am US Pasport hold with Indoa OCI holder. Do see any issues to travel now?
Also, is Qatar Started flight from Atl/AMD pr ATl/Bom?
Hi Mike! There is no restriction for OCI cardholders’ travel/entry to India. We are booking Qatar Airways flights to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai and other destinations in India. For more information about this particular route mentioned in your query, you can visit our website, IndianEagle.com or contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.
Hi, i’m on H1 with Indian passport, can i travel from India to USA via qatar (doha)? I dont see this flights come up in search in qatar website.
Hi Amar! One of our customers reported that he (on H1B) was able to travel on Qatar Airways from India to the US. You can book your travel on our website, IndianEagle.com, or call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969 for assistance with booking.
I have a ticket booked for 1/21, Is Qatar airways operating flights between Houston to Chennai for Jan 2021?
Is Qatar airways flying to SAnfranscisco from Chennai on 30.1.21
Hi Chandrahasa! Not sure about the particular date. But, Qatar Airways is operating between SFO and India. You can log on our website, IndianEagle.com and check if Qatar Airways will fly this route on January 30.
i have booked ticket from Sfo to doha to atq for 7th jan 2021, now this flight is not longer showing on there website i was trying to book one more seat for my friend , is it mean is going to be cancelled or that’s normal, i am planning to do my RT-PCR test tomorrow, please advice
Hi Preet! We are not sure. We have no such update from Qatar Airways. If you are one of our customers, please call our customer support at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance. Thank you!
Are Indian citizens with H1/H4 Visa allowed to travel from COK to ORD via Doha in the next week (Jan 11th).
Hi Ang! H1 an H4 visa holders can travel on Qatar Airways to the USA via Doha. However, please note the rules may change at any time.
i’ve flight from Bos to Amd on jan 6th 2021. i don’t see any flights to india on Qatar airways website for Jan month. my reservation still shows flight is confirmed though but flight status tracker on qatar website does not show doha -> amd flight. Does anyone heard any update from Qatar Airways.
Hi Prit! We regret not addressing your query on time. Please let us know whether you completed your travel on Qatar Airways yesterday.
i’ve flight from bos -> doha-> amd on Jan 6 2021 but i don’t see doha -> amd ( or any india ) connection on qatar airways website. i do see my booking is confirmed on website. Also, i don’t see any qatar flights to india in Jan month. Is Qatar airways operates from US to India for Jan month
Hi Pratik! Qatar Airways flights are not showing up even in our system for January 6. Please be advised to call the airline and check.
Are you able to fly through qatar airways on Jan 6th from us to India?
Hi..Is Qatar Airlines resuming services from India to USA from Feb 1st? I am able to book tickets on Website from February from Hyderabad India to Miami USA. Pls confirm.
HI Madhu! Yes Qatar Airways’ itineraries are showing up on our travel-booking website too. The airline is likely to resume services to India in February.
My parents with b2 visa are looking to travel to USA from India in Jan end. Can they travel in Qatar airlines according to current travel instructions.
Hi! Does Qatar allow passengers with B1/B2 visa to fly to USA in February?
Hi Vijay! We cannot say certainly whether B1/B2 visa holders can travel on Qatar Airways to USA in February.
Hi Team, My mother is planning to travel from Dallas to Bangalore on January 21st of 2021 through Qatar airways. Please let me know if there is any travel restriction on this itinerary.
Thanks in Advance.
Hi Deeya! No, there is no travel restriction. Please note she must have a negative RT-PCR report to board and travel on Qatar Airways flight.
Hi , i booked tickets from bangalore to sydney via doha in qatar airways on 10th feb.
I am an indian passport holder with australian PR and my daughter is an australian citizen
Is this route is a relaible option?
Hi Raghavendra! Yes it is. However, be advised to check with Qatar Airways itself.
were you able to fly through this route without any issue? please update if there was any challenge. I have also booked same route for 1st week of May.
Hello, Can I book return flights with Qatar Airways from IAD (Washington DC) to BOM (Mumbai) via Doha ? I am planning to travel in early February 2021 for about 6 weeks so.
I appreciate your help!!!
Hi Bhadresh! Yes, you can if you are eligible for travel via Doha. May we know your visa type and nationality? You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance with booking.
Thank you for your quick response….I really appreciate…I am US Citizen and currently have OCI book.
Hi Bhadresh! OCI cardholders can travel this route.
Sea to blr .. round trip Feb to mar
H1b /h4 with us born kid(oci)
Are we allowed to travel via Doha?
Hi Ranga! Yes, you can.
came to know, on return to the US, there might be a situation qatar airways will cancel a flight or not allow to board in passenger beyond Doha, since taking passenger beyond Doha is breaking the air bubble agreement between INDIA QATAR, don’t understand what India is trying to do with this rule, except to run their own AI and benefit from this current pandemic …Allow Inbound, but not outbound…
Hey Ranga! Where did you get to know about such guidelines? I too came to know today that Qatar airways has cancelled all the booking for US to India till 31st of January. Did you folks hear about any of this?
Hi @Ranga and @IndianEagle – is this True ? Are H1B visa holder not allowed to travel from India to US beyond Doha ? I thought you had updated your article to say that is not the case based on a few travellers who were able to fly from India to US via Doha on H1B.
I am on H1B and have a trip on Jan 16 from Ind to US on Qatar. Any input would be appreciated please.
Hi Santhosh! The current scenario is extremely volatile. The rules can be changed or revised an any time. As per some reports, Indian government is restricting the Middle East airlines from flying Indian nationals beyond their respective country hubs.
Please do share if you get any information from Qatar airways regarding your travel from India to US. And also your travel experience.
It would be helpful for many of us who have flights from India to US in coming days.
Hi Santosh, IndiaEagle. please do share if you got more details from Qatar or otherwise since my parents are also scheduled to travel early Feb on B1/B2. Thanks.
Hi Adam! We can’t confirm this. In the current volatile situation, the rules are constantly changing. As per some reports, Qatar Airways is not supposed to fly Indian passport holders beyond Qatar if their destination is not Qatar.
Hi Santosh, when you read this please share your experience, did you travel or had to take alternate route. Appreciate your response.
Update to my thread. I was able to board the onward flight from Doha to US on Jan 16 as planned using my H1B visa. No issues as such.
Hi Santhosh! Thank you for sharing your experience! Hope you had a happy and safe trip.
hi my wife(h4 visa ) & I (h1b visa) are traveling from seattle to mumbai in march & returning in may via qatar airlines. will we have to be institutional quarantined in mumbai for 7 days as we are coming via middle east? also will there be a problem while returning from mumbai to seattle?
Hi Akash! Exemption from institutional quarantine is not available for travelers from Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. But your itinerary originates in the USA. If you travel with a negative RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours prior to your journey from Seattle, or you take a COVID test upon arrival at Mumbai Airport, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine.
Hi Akash, I am in similar situation as you but from what I understand, Indian passport holders on H1B visa are not allowed to transit through DOH if final destination is not Doha. Do you have a confirmation that you can travel to Mumbai and back to Seattle using H1B VISA?
Was any Indian citizen (with H1/H4/L1 visa) able to travel in Qatar airways from India to USA recently?
My mother has a confirmed ticket from ORD to HYD on Jan 14th via Qatar Airways. However, I am afraid the flight will get cancelled because when I try to create a new booking on same date, it is not showing up on Qatar Airways website. Can anyone please confirm if you have flown ORD-HYD via Qatar Airways recently?
Hi! Planning for a trip from Dallas to Bangalore via Doha in February of this year. Has the service resumed for Qatar? If so, should I mandatorily quarantine upon arriving in India?
Hi Sumu! Qatar Airways is operating on its US-India routes. We have booked Qatar Airways flights for many people traveling to India from USA. If you travel with a valid negative RT-PCR report issued within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight from Dallas, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine.
Hi. I want to travel from Bangalore, India to Los Angeles on Qatar Airways in February first week. I am holding F1 visa. Please let me know if it’s possible or I won’t be allowed to travel ?
Hi Meghana! As per some reports, Qatar Airways is not supposed to fly Indian passport holders beyond Doha if they are not destined for Doha. The restrictions may be lifted or relaxed by this month end.
When and where would we get the information if the rule is relaxed? Also could you please confirm if Emirates flights are taking Indian Passport holders?
Thanks in Advance!
Hi Salman! We are not sure about Emirates. Please watch out https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/tag/travel-news/ or follow our Facebook page for the latest updates.
Update to my thread. I was able to board the onward flight from Doha to US on Jan 16 as planned using my H1B visa. No issues as such.
Thanks a lot for this update, really appreciate it.
Will me and my family (all US citizens with OCI) be able to travel round trip from Columbus, Ohio to Ahmedabad via Doha in mid February and return in mid March without any restrictions on select days that Qatar Airways operates flights to Ahmedabad?
Hi Sanket! Yes, they can. No restrictions.
Hi, I’m a US citizen looking to travel from Bangalore to Los Angeles in February, do you know if that would be possible or if the connection restrictions also apply to US citizens ?
Hi RK! You can travel. We have booked many of our customers on Qatar Airways flights from India to the USA.
Hi , I want to travel to Delhi from Seattle in March 2021 , I am Indian citizen with US green card . Can I US Qatar Airways flight to Delhi transiting via DOHA ?
Hi Sunil! Yes, you can.
Update: I was also able to board the flight india to usa, on student visa on 17 jan.
Before flight I had called customer care: they said currently we arent doing any booking in January due to international flight restrictions, but if u already have a confirmed ticket, then u can travel.
Do we have confirmation that Indian passport holders on B1/2 visa can fly onwards from Doha to USA? Trying to book a flight in Feb from Delhi-Seattle for my parents.
Hi Anupama! It is recommended you wait till this month end. According to some reports, Qatar Airways is being restricted from flying Indian passport holders beyond Doha if they are not destined for Doha only.
My Parents have an itinerary on Feb 2nd from IAH to HYD. Is Qatar having flights on that day? What type of documents required for travel to India from the USA?
Hi Kiran! Qatar Airways is operating between the US and India. On behalf of your parents, you can fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha (a section of Delhi Airport website) and take a printout of the same. Your parents need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before their flight from IAH. On behalf of them, you can upload the test result onto Air Suvidha and apply for exemption within 72 hours prior to their departure flight. If the test report arrives late or the application for exemption is rejected for some reason, they can travel with the report and show it upon arrival at Hyderabad Airport. Do make sure the test result/report has a valid stamp/signature from the testing lab. Hope this information helps.
Hello, Thanks for this excellent service of FAQs and article. my mother is Indian passport holder with B2 valid Visa to USA and trying to see book Qatar airways from HYD to DFW. Is this possible yet ? both on origin and destination.
if not qatar airways then is there any other airlines other than Air India and United ? for my mother ?
Hi Yasubm! As far as we know, Indian nationals having a B1/B2 visa can travel only on Air India and United Airlines (direct) from India to the USA. FYI, H1 and H4 visa holders have successfully traveled on Qatar Airways from India to the USA.
First of, thank you for actively responding to people! This is the only source of info I could fine after search for a few days on this topic.
My wife is planning to travel on an immigration visa by Feb end; I am a US citizen.
Would she be allowed to travel on Qatar?
Thanks in Advance,
Hi Salman! Yes, she will be able to travel on Qatar Airways. It is recommended that she carries a marriage certificate among other documents.
Hi I am traveling with my 2 year old and wife from Toronto to Kochi India via Doha by Qatar airways. Do I need negative covid test for both onward and return ?
We are Canadian Citizens with OCI cards
Hi Kochu! You can travel on Qatar Airways.
Thanks for being active and answering to people’s queries!
My wife, an Indian Citizen, is planning to travel immigration visa by Feb end.
Would she be allowed to travel to US in Qatar Airways?
Thanks in Advance!
Hi Salman! Yes, she can. Please note she must have a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours of her scheduled departure from India.
Thanks for actively responding to peoples queries!
My wife is planning to travel on Immigration visa by end of Feb.
Would she be allowed to travel on Qatar?
Thanks in advance!
Hi Salman! Will your wife travel from USA to India or from India to USA?
Can you please confirm whether the travel is allowed for B2 visa from Chennai to Boston via Qatar Airways ? The plan is to travel on Feb 28 2021
Can you please confirm whether the travel is allowed for B2 visa (Tourist) from Hyd to Miami via Qatar Airways ? The plan is to travel on Feb 24th – 2021…
Please confirm so that tickets can be blocked. As per US Embassy, no restrictions but would require confirmation from Qatar for any special restrictions.
appreciate your effort for responding to people queries.
I have a question, can h1 and h4 are good to travel from USA to IND and IND to USA by Qatar Airways by the month of FEB 2021
will there any restriction in Doha transition ?
Hi Selva! There is no restriction on transit travelers at Doha, as of now. Yes, you can travel on Qatar Airways flights between USA and India. We are booking Qatar Airways tickets for the best fare.
I would like to travel from Washington DC to BOM via Doha (Qatar Airways)…I will travel with negative COVID test result…Am I eligible for an exemption from institutional quarantine?
Also, I have another option for travel from EWR (Newark,NJ) to BOM on nonstop flight (United Airlines)….So I would like to know which route is best for me to travel to get an exemption from institutional quarantine..
If I am eligible from institutional quarantine, Can I travel to Surat by road from BOM airport ?
Hi Bhadresh! You can travel either of the routes you mentioned. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Yes, you can travel to Surat from BOM airport.
I am an Indian passport holder with F1 visa. I want to travel from Bangalore to Los Angeles on Feb 4th. Can I travel via Qatar Airways to los Angeles?
Hi Indian Eagle, planning to travel on B1/B2 via Qatar Airways on Feb 4th. Qatar rep did not seem to indicate any issues as long as there is confirmed booking. Do you also see bookings opening up for Indian citizens now?
Hi Adam, please let me know how was your travel experience once you come to US on B1/B2. I have also booked qatar airways for my parents who are looking forward to travel in mid Feb. Thanks
Hi Dee, it’s for my parents as well. Sure will keep you posted.
Update: Parents took MUM – SFO on B1/B2 without any issues via Qatar. Good luck!
Hi Adam, Please share if you get any update. I am on the same boat. Booked flights for parents on Qatar Airways for Feb 4th. and they are on B1/B2 visa. Qatar customer care said if the booking is confirmed no need to worry.
Hi Aswin, this is for parents as well and have been told by Qatar cc that they will update us a day or two prior to 4th if they end up cancelling the booking for some reason. Are they flying from Mumbai? Please do share your updates too. Thx.
I’m an H1B visa holder and I’m planning to travel in Feb 2021 from USA to Hyderabad via Doha. (Return) Is that possible? (given then I have negative Covid test results of-course).
Hi Nadia! There is no problem. Just make sure your flight is confirmed two days before your scheduled departure.
I am planning to travel in Qatar airways from Seattle, USA to Hyderabad, India in first week of feb via doha.
But I heard many people complaining that Qatar cancelled many flights at the last minute and they had to make their own arrangements to travel using other airlines like AirIndia. Does those scenarios still happen or is it safe to travel in Qatar from US to India now?
Thanks for actively responding to all the posts. Lots of confusion currently.
I have a US GC and my wife is a US citizen with OCI. We are planning to travel from Chicago to HYD via DOHA in February and rerturn via DOHA in March. We will be traveling with negative PCR test.
Will the return flight to US be a problem via DOH since I have a Indian passport with US GC. Appreciate your help.
Hi Azeem! No problem. The travel scenario will surely improve in March. Don’t worry!
Hi i booked flights from DFW to COK via QA on Feb 10th . I see flight is confirmed. Is flights going in this route now
Hi, I am trying to travel first week of Feb to India from Dallas to Ahmedabad on Qatar airways. I see they are selling tickets for the dates I want. I want to make sure if I able to without any issues being a US citizen holding emergency visa for India. Please advise if I can travel as restrictions keeps on changing everyday. Thank you!
Hi Payal! Having an emergency entry or regular entry visa, you can travel to India. There is no restriction.
With ban on the commercial flights extended by 28th Feb by DGCA, would Qatar flights be operating out of India to US?
Hi Salman! The ban on regular/normal international commercial flights has been extended till Feb 28. It has nothing to do with air bubble flights being operated by Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air India, United Airlines, Delta and other airlines.
Are H1B visa holders are allowed to travel from
India to US via Qatar airways. If yes, immigration takes place in Doha or at US entry.
Hi Awadhesh! Indians with a H1B visa can travel on Qatar Airways from India to the USA.
Hi, is Qatar flight running between Chennai to Chicago ?.
and do we have any restriction for H1b and H4 in Qatar airways between Chennai and Chicago.
Hi Selva! Qatar Airways is operating Chennai-Chicago flights. H4 and H1B visa holders can travel on Qatar Airways.
I am a citizen of India. currently, I am planning to travel to India in Feb last week from Los Angeles USA to Ahmedabad Gujarat, via Doha, Qatar Airlines
As DGCA recently extended the international commercial passenger services to/from India till the end of Fed. I would like to know any travel restriction to US citizen minor, traveling to India having X-1 (Entry visa) of India via QATAR
Is US citizen minor with Entry visa are permitted to enter to India via Doha transit? also, is there any issue with Indian citizens traveling to India via Qatar?
Hi Jatin! The continued suspension of normal/regular international civil flights is extended till Feb 28, 2021. It has nothing to do with travel on air bubble flights for you and the US citizen (minor) having an entry visa.
Qatar airways bubble flights to india from doha running as per schedule, of course return flights too. And airlines allowing all passengers via transit who has valid US visa whether H1B, H4, B1/B2 are to board. Following points are to be noted prior to boarding.
1. Negative PCR as per US Govt regulations.
2. Not allowed to board the flight, if you have past history of 14 days travel even transit too, via schengen, UK, Iran, China, South africa, Rwanda. These are all ban entry as per US Govt.
3. Airlines do not have restrictions unless you meet all criteria and health regulations, including QA consent forms.
4. Download Qatar Airways app from play store.
5. Have a nice flight and safe journey.
I booked tickets in Qatar for my parents to visit US(b1/b2) by end of March. Chennai to Doha & Doha to SFO. As far as I book I didn’t see any restrictions. Will it be okay? Or shd I need to go for AI/United. Pls advise.
Hi Priya! It is recommended you wait till the end of February or mid of March. The travel scenario is constantly changing.
Given the constant changes with air bubble, im wondering if qatar is able to fly us spouse on cr1 visa from India to usa? Some say yes, but more say no because india won’t allow transit past doha. Can anyone confirm?
flying from sfo to amd via doha only. confirmed for us citizen with oci card. am i cleared to fly ? qatar website shows flights from sfo to amd via dfw, doh and del. confused. please help.
Hi Manoj! You can travel on Qatar Airways from USA to India. We recommend you call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best and hassle-free itinerary for Qatar Airways flights from SFO to AMD. You will be definitely helped.
I need to travel to Hyderabad in couple of weeks. I see available flights on Qatar from ATL-HYD. Is it safe to take Qatar airlines?, as I heard India is not allowing any transit from Doha.
Recently I heard a story, don’t know if that’s true. On Jan 2, 2021 few people were sent back from Delhi airport saying they cannot transit through Doha. I called Qatar airways and they said that it’s just a rumor and flights are operating normally.
Can you confirm if it is safe to take Qatar and transit through Doha?
Hi Sam! Qatar Airways’ USA-India operations are smooth now. Many of our customers have traveled successfully via Doha.
Are Indian citizens with H1/H4 Visa allowed to travel from Delhi to Seattle via Doha in the first week of March?
Hi Rawat! Yes, they are.
What is the best way to travel from Seattle to Hyderabad India ?
And is Emirates Flying from SEA to HYD?
Hi Tuba! Yes, Emirates resumed its Seattle operations this February 1. You can also travel on Qatar Airways. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary and the best fare for your travel to Hyderabad. Thank you!
Can we travel from US to india in Qatar Airways,.? is the bubble contract still there that we can only travel by air india/ united?
Hi Vibi! You can travel from USA to India on Qatar Airways.
If you are flying to Mumbai. Be ready for 7 days institutional quarantine. If u want to skip it fly via United airways or air India.
I am flying to kerala… so i hope it is self Quarantine
Hi Vibi! If you are flying directly to Kerala, not via Mumbai, and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you will undergo only home/self quarantine.
I plan to travel on 15th March from Bangalore to Dallas on F-1 visa. Are there restrictions from Doha to USA?
Could you please confirm this?
Hi Bhargavi! You can travel this route. However, please be advised to check with Qatar Airways too.
Planning to do roundtrip in April-2021 from Atlanta to Chennai. Iam on H1B , Spouse/Kid on H4 Visa..
Can we travel on Qatar Airways without institutional quarantine?
Any idea when Atlanta to DOHA to Chennai Qatar airways flight will be open? Currently flight from Dallas / Chicagao etc seem to be open but not from Atlanta to Doha.
Hi Lakshmanan! Qatar Airways will resume operations from Atlanta in June 2021 as per the latest information available with us. There are other airlines you can travel on in April. Please contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance and suitable itineraries for your hassle-free travel from Atlanta to Chennai.
Can indian passport holders with B1 B2 visa travel to united states via qatar airways if they have a negative covid 19 test report
Hi Zoher! Yes, they can.
I have India passport and working in USA on L1B Visa. Is there any restriction to travel from USA -> India and India -> USA based on Visa type? I am planning to book round trip flight with Qatar airways. Please advise if I can go ahead. Thanks.
Hi Harshit! You can go ahead. We have booked US-India round trips on Qatar Airways flights for many of our customers these days.
If you are flying to Mumbai. Be ready for 7 days institutional quarantine. If u want to skip it fly via United airways or air India.
I have a booking with qatar airways from DFW to MAA for feb 26. Are there any restrictions or cancellations till feb 28?
My transit is through doha
Hi Sree! There are neither restrictions nor cancellations. Please be advised to check 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure.
Were you able to travel on this flight? What were the restrictions?
Can you please confirm whether the travel is allowed for B2 visa from Chennai to Boston via Qatar Airways ? The plan is to travel on Feb 28 2021…
Hi Pugalenthi! B1/B2 visa holders with Indian passports can travel on Qatar Airways.
Thank you so much
My parents who are Indian citizens are visiting us in USA. I want to book their return flight back to Delhi. Can they fly by Qatar airways via Doha? They have Indian passport.
Hi Ami! If the final destination is Mumbai, it is recommended that they avoid traveling via the Middle East and Europe. If the final destination is any other city than Mumbai, they can travel on Qatar Airways via Doha. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for a suitable itinerary for their hassle-free travel and the best fare available.
Hi We (H1and H4 visa holders) are traveling to Kolkata via Doha by qatar airways for Visa stamping ( to and fro) on 26th February…is it safe or we should book United airlines only ?
Hi SD! It is safe to travel on either of the two airlines – Qatar Airways and United Airlines. Both the airlines are taking COVID-proof precautionary measures.
I am planning to travel to Bangalore from Atlanta in early Mar 2021. Can I take Qatar airways ? I heard many Qatar flights got cancelled ?
Hi Prasad! FYI, Qatar Airways will resume its flights from Atlanta in June 2021.
Given the ban of regular international flights to and from India getting extended till 28th Feb 2021, is Qatar Airways part of the air bubble agreement with India and allowed to fly Indian nationals with US visas from US to India (transit : Doha) before 28th Feb 2021. Based on the info out there, I see currently Air India and United Airlines are having Long haul flights directly from US to India without transits in any other country.
So are we good to book tickets with Qatar or should prefer Air India or United Airlines instead ?
Hi SD! Some of our customers traveled hassle-free on Qatar Airways between USA and India. But Qatar Airways flights may get cancelled due to some or the other reasons without prior notice. On the other hand, Air India and United Airlines are safer options for confirmed flights.
Hi, Thank you so much for providing important information for travelers! My family is planning a trip with Qatar – TPA to COK. Does Qatar requires a negative PCR test to board? If we are unable to get the test results with in the 72hr mark, do we have an option of testing at Kochi airport? I could see articles that say that testing is available at this airport since last October or so..
Hi Sarulatha! Qatar Airways requires a negative RT-PCR test report to onboard you and let you travel. FYI, Kochi Airport has a COVID testing facility.
Thank you! I have seen some people report cancellations by Qatar although India is allowing the flights. Do you happen to know the reason behind these last minute cancellations? Could it be really low # of passengers? or is there any potential issue either at Doha or India that may warrant a cancellation of flights?
Low-occupancy might be the reason for last-minute cancellations.
I am planning to travel from Hyderabad to Seattle via Qatar (transiting at Doha) in first week of March. I have H1-B visa. Are the guidelines still same ? If I have negative Covid test will I be allowed to travel ?
Hi Vamsi! Yes, the guidelines are the same. On having a valid visa and a negative RT-PCR test report (issued within 72 hours of your scheduled travel from Hyderabad), you will be allowed to travel.
Hello, I am planning travel from USA to India (Mum) via Qatar Airways on Feb 27 on my OCI. Qatar Airways allows you to book this flight. But the Civilaviation.gov.in has posted the below:
Passengers traveling on flights from India to Qatar should be destined for Qatar or any country in South America or Africa only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Qatar or any country in South America or Africa should be allowed to travel on flights from Qatar to India
So is it feasible to travel via Qatar Airways from USA?
Hi Rajesh! We are in the know of the message quoted from the portal of Civilaviation.gov.in. Despite that India-bound travelers from the US have been able to travel via Doha all these days. However, some of them reported that they faced institutional quarantine upon arrival at Mumbai Airport despite their negative RT-PCR test report because they traveled via Doha, the Middle East.
Hi. I travelled via Qatar on 5th feb to Mumbai. No issues. But u will be quarantined in Mumbai since u transit via Middle East. Please travel via United airways or Air India to bypass the institutional quarantine.
I am planning to book one way flight ticket for my parents HYD-India in first week of March. Is it safe for transit in USA-Doha-HYD ? Please be honest on your reply as they are old people and tired these Flight rules and cancellations. Do we have any transit new rules due to Covid ? Please let me know as we dont have any contact with them once they leave USA till they reach India.
Hi Geetha! Yes it is safe for transit based on the feedback from other travelers who traveled from USA to India via Doha in the past few weeks.
Can B1/B2 visa holders travel from Chennai to Seattle in Qatar airways? Will there be institutional quarantine when on return from US to Chennai?
Hi Jay! They can travel on Qatar Airways from Chennai to Seattle. Institutional quarantine will apply if it remains in effect till the time your parents will return from the USA.
Hi There, I am traveling from Dallas, TX to DEL via DOH. Do i need a negative PCR Covid test at check in at US? or can i get tested in DEL airport itself.
Hi Robin! If you are traveling on Qatar Airways, then you must have a negative RT-PCR test report to board the flight.
just last week my parents travelled through Qatar Airways from India to USA on B2 visa with no issues.
Hi Yas! Thank you for sharing this with us!
Are there any restrictions for a US citizen with OCI traveling from Houston to Delhi via Doha in the first week of March? Heard US citizens might not be able to board in Doha hence their flight from Houston could get canceled. Also if one travels with a negative COVID test report, do you still need to quarantine at Delhi?
Hi Bandana! Many of our customers have traveled on Qatar Airways from the USA and via Doha. Only a handful of them faced sudden cancellation of flights. However, the cancellation is rare. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR report, you won’t be quarantined in Delhi. You will only have to give sample of your nasal/oral swab upon arrival and exit the airport, according to the new guidelines which will take effect on midnight of Feb 22. You can check the new guidelines here https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/india-new-rules-inbound-flyers-22-february/
Hello ! I need some guidance.
I are flying to usa to india. DFW to MAA within 24 hours. There is a snow storm in dallas and all the covid test results are getting delayed.
I took two tests to be on the safe side.
I took the first test on Monday which is within the 96 hours window of our flight and we got negative results.
I took the second test on Tuesday and have not still received the results and I do not know if I will be able to receive before our flights.
I tried calling Qatar airways multiple times but they are not giving a clear answer.
Does any one here know if we can travel with our negative test which is within the 96 hour window or do we need to reschedule?
Any help or info would be really appreciated.
Hello! No worries! You can travel with the first negative RT-PCR test report. If you receive the second report to your email inbox before you land at Chennai Airport, you can show it upon arrival at Chennai airport.
Hello! I don’t see Qatar is selling flight tickets for travel in Feb from USA to India. How are people still travelling from USA on Qatar? And I see that you mentioned you are not seeing issues for the people travelled in Feb,2021. Please advise.
Hi Naveen! Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of Qatar Airways flights.
Me and my wife (both Indian citizens) travelling from Helsinki to Amritsar via Doha ( Helsinki -> frankfurt-> Doha -> Amritsar) on 5th march 2021. Is it allowed to travel via this route route ? Also i am planning to take COviD test on 2nd March.
Please let is know your comments.
I have a valid H1B visa on my soon-to-be expired passport (aug 2021). Assuming I get the new passport by the time I travel, can i book a qatar airways flight from Chennai to SFO for March 2021 with my old passport number? And show up with. both passports at checkin? Is there any restriction in Doha or SFO other than presenting a negative RT-PCR test result obtained in India within 3 days of departure?
Hi Uma! yes, you can. There is no restriction at Doha or SFO airport.
I am an Indian passport holder and I’m on a H1B visa in USA. I have booked Qatar airways flight to Chennai, India via Doha on March 15. Will I be allowed to board my flight to Doha with an Indian Passport? Do I need to have a Qatar Visa to transit via Doha to India?
Hi Vijay! You can travel on Qatar Airways and via Doha. You don’t need a transit visa if you don’t step out of the transit area of Doha Airport.
Hi my parents who are Indian passport holders with valid US visitor visas are planning to travel from calicut to Dallas through doha by quarter airways on next week. Is there any travel restrictions for them?
Hi Jainy! There are no travel restrictions. Make sure your parents have negative RT-PCR test reports, which is mandatory for traveling to the uSA.
My daughter is planning to stamp H1B Dropbox by mid of April traveling from Atlanta to Chennai by Qatar Airways . Is there any problem will be there in Doha Airport – Transit and what is the quarantine rules in Chennai airport. Please help me with the latest covid- 19 rules in the chennai airport. She has the valid H1B visa in hand it has to be stamped in the passport.
Hi Mrs. Gracepaul! There is no problem with transit at Doha Airport. Many of our customers have successfully traveled on Qatar Airways. She has to take an RT-PCR test and upload the report onto Air Suvidha within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey from Atlanta. Upon arrival, she will be required to give her swab sample for a molecular test and exit the airport. But 14-day home quarantine is mandatory in Chennai.
Are there any travel restrictions traveling from India to USA on Qatar airways via Doha?
Hi Nani! NO.
I am Indian passport holder with valid US visitor visas having a existing Qatar airways booking to travel from Hyderabad to Chicago through doha on 16th March. Is there any travel restrictions from coming flight.
Hi Irfan! There are no travel restrictions on this route.
Hi my flight is on 19 march 2021
Would i be allowed to travel from boston to india (new delhi)
Hi Bhavneesh! There is no restriction on travel between the USA and India. You can travel on Qatar Airways.
Hey Guys, My parents are planning to travel on Mar10 from Mumbai to Dallas via Doha .. They are on B1/B2 visa. Will they have any challenges due to airline restrictions ? Can anybody pls share more recent experience with qatar airways on that route or similar from India to USA>
Hi Sandeep! Some of our customers, holding a B1/B2 visa, have travelers to the US on Qatar Airways and via Doha. There is no restriction.
Thank you Indianeagle aka DesiBaaz !
You are most welcome!
Hi, My parents were scheduled to travel on Mar3 from BLR to DFW via Doha.. As of today, I no longer see the Qatar flight being scheduled on Mar3. Does this mean it’s operation is being cancelled ?
Hi Phenom! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, you can call our customer support to check on this. Otherwise, please be advised to check with Qatar Airways.
Were you able to travel from BLR to DFW via Doha without any issues? please share your experience here.
I am planning to fly to Montreal, Canada. In April, 2021 from India. Do flights are operating between these two countries under air-bubble rules?
Hi Vimal! Currently, air bubble flights are operating between India and Canada.
My parents are planning to travel to USA on B2 (visitor) visa. Travel date is 8th Mar, 2021 from Delhi to Seattle (to Phoenix) via Doha on Qatar airways. Pls. let me know if Qatar is able to fly on this route or if flights are getting cancelled or any other restrictions are in place. Also, if anyone can share recent travel experience on this route and any challenges I should be aware of. Any information is much appreciated…!
Hi Kusum! Qatar Airways is operating flights from India to Seattle. Your parents will be able to travel on Qatar Airways.
Is Qatar Airways flying to the UK from Mumbai? Also will my travel plans change or be cancelled if Mumbai goes into lockdown?
I have permanent residence status in the UK, and need to return ASAP since I am a frontline worker.
Hello My flight is from Dallas to India HYD on 1st March through Qatar via Doha… Pls. let me know if Qatar is able to fly on this route or if flights are getting cancelled or any other restrictions are in place ..?
Hi Latha! There are no restrictions. Qatar Airways is operating this route, but the airline may cancel flights due to unforeseeable circumstances.
Hie i wanted to know about the new rules and guidelines for the flights arriving delhi – qatar airways. What things i have to go through at the airport. Can you provide me full details thankyou
Hi Bhavneesh! You need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your scheduled journey from the US, upload the negative report onto Air Suvidha, fill out a self-declaration form on the same portal and take a printout of the form. Upon arrival, you will be asked to show the negative report and the self-declaration form. As you will transit in the Middle East, you will have to give your nasal/oral swab sample for a payable molecular test at Delhi Airport. You will be able to exit the airport without having to wait for the result.
How much is the test. And is the test mandatory if we have negative report too in 72 hours
Hi Bhavneesh! The molecular test at any arrival airport in India is mandatory despite your negative RT-PCR test report issued before you undertake the journey to India.
I am planning to travel in Qatar airways to Bangalore from United States in the month of May, Is institutionally quarantine mandatory at airport if we transit from middle east?
I heard its compulsory in Mumbai, so just wanted to confirm…
Hi Kavya! As of now, institutional quarantine is not mandatory in Bangalore for international arrivals transiting in the Middle East. The upcoming scenario for international travelers in May 2021 cannot be predicted now.
I don’t see any flights of Qatar from HYD to DFW during mid of March. In fact for any date, I don’t see. Are they operating in this route?
Hi Deepak! Even our travel-booking system is not displaying Qatar Airways flights for the month of March 2021. We are trying to know the reason.
i have a confirmed ticket for March mid. Will it be an issue?
Hi Swapna! Qatar Airways is currently not taking new bookings for March. We hope the existing bookings will be honored for travel in March.
Hi, We have confirmed tickets from Miami to Hyderabad in Qatar airways for March to June 2021. I’m hearing stories that Indian immigration is not letting people coming through Doha enter the country and they are sending the people. Is this true or a hoax? Please clarify. I’m also checking with Qatar airways on this
Hi Ramas! This is not true.
Great thank you
Hi, Did anyone recently travel with Qatar from Mumbai (or India) to DFW and had to take one more RT PCR test again at Doha airport during transit ? Is Qatar making passengers do another round of RT PCR while switching planes at Hamad Intl Airport ?
Hi Sandeep! No. Transit passengers don’t have to take a COVID test at Hamad International Airport. You need to take an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of your scheduled departure from the first port of origin in India.
Hi all, I am on H1B status, and had a ticket from Chicago to Chennai on March 1st 2021. But I was denied boarding today since I did not have Aarogya Setu app registered under my name to an Indian number to use, so just be aware that you may be asked to show a QR code via the Aarogya Setu app with your name as a requirement to board via Qatar airways from the US to India.
How can we register arogyasetu app from USA. it will not send OTP to international number?
Hi Aditya! It is very bad to know about the denial of boarding. Some of our customers told us earlier that they were allowed to travel despite their registration on Aarogya Setu app with Indian phone numbers that belonged to their family members in India. Qatar Airways might have been enforcing the regulation strictly these days. Thank you for sharing what happened to you as an alert to others.
Hello! I am traveling to Cochin from Houston on March 18. I was checking flight status on Qatar airways and I see that flights are going from Houston to Doha but I don’t see an update from Doha to Cochin in March. So you by any chance know why?
Hi, is Qatar falling under the air bubble between US AND india? I have a flight on 19th march from Washington DC to kolkata via Doha and the return on april 14. Is my flight still available?
Hi Vishal. Qatar Airways is honoring existing bookings for travel in March and April. In case of sudden cancellation, the airline will notify you.
Is this for Indian nationals only US citizens with a emergency entry visa also? I have a flight from USA going thru Doha to India next week. Qatar agent said the don’t know
Hi Christina! You can travel on Qatar Airways via Doha.
My parents are traveling from Delhi to Seattle via Doha on March 12th. Today I found today that the Qatar flight from Delhi has its start time changed from 3:40am to 5:15am. As a result, it leaves only 35mins for catching the connecting flight to Seattle which is not enough for transit in Doha. I called Qatar’s customer service earlier today and they were unable to find any alternative flights to US with at least an hour for transit
This situation would impact all US bound passengers flying from Delhi on Qatar. Any idea if Qatar is trying to solve this problem? Are people flying on Qatar in last 2-3 days able to catch their connecting US flights?
Hi Sharad! We can do the least about this. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please call our customer support desk.
Hi Sharad, Did Qatar arranged for any alternative connection flight?
Hi, Planning to travelling on June 4th from IAD to Goa. Tickets are booked but not sure if they would start flights to Goa. Please let me know your insight on what would be the possibility that the flight would be cancelled to Goa? Would they reroute you via another major city? Are they planning on open other cities soon?
Hi Angela! June is far from today. Qatar Airways is supported to open up some of its suspended routes in May and June.
Is Qatar Airways part of air travel bubble between US and India? I am from Seattle. Want to travel to Kochi. Iam a greencard holder and parents citizens with OCI.
I see Qatar airways landing in seattle airport(living near airport)
Hi Anstin! You can travel on Qatar Airways. We are booking Qatar Airways’ best flights from the US to India. You can check on our website IndianEagle.com or call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.
Hello I am planning to book flight from Amritsar to Toronto via Doha. Given the circumstances can we have a connection at Doha while booking flight from India to Canada. If there are any restrictions or Covid Negative test requirement and we can fly that will work as well.
Will appreciate quick response
Hi Vicky! Please Toronto’s entry requirements for travelers from India and book your flight accordingly.
I have a confirmed booking for apr 2nd from Dallas Texas to Chennai India and return on May 2nd. We are hearing that Qatar is not operating in March. Will we have a problem travelling in April? are the qatar flights operating?
Hello, I too have a confirmed Qatar airwayspp ticket from new york to Bangalore via Doha on April 1st. I am an Indian passport holder on J2 visa. I am wondering if I would be able to travel.
Hi Deepti! Yes, you will be able to travel.
I’ve read all these posts & had a confirmed Qatar flight from Del to Jfk via Doha for March 21. They have now delayed my flight til April 2. I had to cancel & purchase a United flight. Honestly everyone, I would highly highly highly suggest everyone just buy direct flights india to USA or Vice versa. United or Air India. It’s not worth the stress.
Hi, Can you confirm whether you were able to get a refund from Qatar since the flight was cancelled and pushed to April 2.
I had booked kept flight on Qatar through American Airlines miles. American refunded all my miles plus the taxes without issue at all.
I am US passport holder with Indian OCI. i have a confirmed Qatar airways from DFW to Chennai via Doha for Apr 2nd. could you please tell me if i would be able to travel?
Hi Kala! You will be able to travel in case the flight is not cancelled.
If I book flight from Seattle to Mumbai via doha, so we need to do quarantine in Mumbai even if we carry negative rc pcr test?
I have booked tickets for Mar 26th DFW-Doha-Chennai . I read many posts about flights being delayed/cancelled. What happens if flight is delayed in DFW and unable to take the connecting flight at Doha? Will they route us through another city to chennai or put us on next flight to chennai? In that case what about cost ? Can someone please share details. Travelling alone, so any info will be helpful.
Hi Selvi! Qatar Airways will send you notification if your flight gets cancelled. If the flight is delayed at Doha, the airline will probably make proper arrangements. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our customer support desk for any assistance regarding your reservation.
If I book my flight from Seattle to Mumbai via doha..
Do we need to follow institutions quarantine even if we have rt pcr test
Hi Prashant! You are likely to undergo 7-day institutional quarantine upon arrival in Mumbai, if your final destination is within Maharashtra.
Hi Team, Good Afternoon. My name is Mahesh. I am planning to travel to Dallas, USA via Doha from Hyderabad, India on Apr23rd, 2021 using Qatar Airways. Could you confirm Is Qatar Airways operating flights to Dallas, USA via Doha route on daily basis from Hyderabad ? I am hearing from last 2 months Qatar airways operating flights to Dallas and at the same time few flights have been cancelled in this route due to Covid issue at last minute? Is there any such instances? Could you please advise and confirm. Thank You.
Hi Mahesh! Qatar Airways is operating flights between Hyderabad and Dallas. Undeniably, some flights get cancelled for unforeseeable reasons.
Mahesh did you travel? Was there any restrictions for Indian citizens travelling on Qatar airways from Indian to USA
I’m looking to travel from SFO to HYD and Im on H1 Visa (I’m going to India for first-time stamping on passport). Can I travel to Hyd via Qatar airways ? Scheduled it for April 30th. I’ll get my Covid test done before departure.
I just want to make sure that I wouldn’t be asked to Quarantine myself for 14days if I travel via Qatar airways. If I travel via British I would need to quarantine myself which I wouldn’t prefer as I’d have limited time to spend with family and close ones.
Hi Ricky! You can travel via Doha to Hyderabad. Many of our customers have successfully traveled to their destinations in India from USA. Most probably, you will be advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days.
Are H1B AND H4 holders allowed to travel via qatar from USA to India? We plan to travel from Boston to Chennai on Apr 16 and return back from Hyd to Bos on May 23.
HI Harish! You can travel on Qatar Airways from Boston to Chennai. We are taking Qatar Airways flight bookings for hassle-free travel in the US-India sector. You can book your preferred itinerary on IndianEagle.com or call our support desk at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance.
Is Qatar flying to Ahmedabad in June? I would prefer to travel from Atlanta to Ahmedabad on Qatar sometimes in 2nd week of June returning on July? Is it ok to book?
Hi Rahul! Qatar Airways will resume operations to and from Atlanta in June 2021. So you will be able to travel to Ahmedabad from Atlanta in June.
Is qatar flying to India by 1st week of April. Will there be any changes in upcoming weeks due to pandemic situation.
Hi Jenita! Yes, we are booking travel through Qatar Airways on US-India route in April and subsequent months.
We will be traveling from US to Bangalore in May. We are considering flying in Emirates. Are there any tests required for passengers transiting via the middle-east? I came to know that passengers arriving from UK, Brazil, South Africa and the middle-east are required to provide samples and exit. It’s not clear whether or not they have to wait for the test results.
Hi Vikram! You got the correct information. Upon arrival at BLR Airport, you will have to give your swab sample for a molecular test. However, you will be able to exit the airport without having to wait for the result.
I am planning to make my father travel from Chennai to Houston via Qatar Airways during the month of April. He is on a B1/B2 Visa and I would like to know if he would face any problem transiting to USA from Qatar. It would be great if you can shed some light on qatar flight cancellations from Chennai in near recent.
Hi Rajkumar! Yes, your father can travel by Qatar Airways.
I’m in same situation. can Indian citizens fly to USAvia Qatar airways?
Hi , we booked tickets our parents in april to come from hyd to DC via qatar airways.
Will there be any problem and additional tests that need to be taken during, before the transit.
Hi Sai! Your parents need to have a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours before departure from India.
I am having my parents who are on B2 tourist Visa travel from Hyderabad to Washington Dulles(IAD) in May 2021. Will they have any issue in transiting via Doha. I have heard that there is some mandatory quarantine required in Doha.
Have there been any issues with the flights like cancellation or passengers transiting from India not allowed to board flights from Doha to USA leg of the journey.
Hi Kina! Your parents can travel on Qatar Airways. Most of our customers, for whom we booked flights on Qatar Airways between the US and India, traveled successfully irrespective of their visa and passport.
I am on H1-b Visa, and i am planning to travel along with my wife and cousin (both are on H4 visa) from Hyderabad to DFW , so are we allowed to fly with our current non-immigrant visa ? Have you known any customers who travelled as mine ?
Hi Sarat! Yes, you can travel if the visas are valid.
i have flight from hyd to jfk via doha in march ending..is it okay to have transit in doha? i am on h1b visa.
Hi Akshay! Yes, you can travel on Qatar Airways to the US with a transit in Doha.
Hi my husband is travelling from Chennai to Houston by Quatar airlines
and flying back in 29th April from Houston to Chennai through
Doha.Will thevflights be affected in case they announce another lockdown in India.please
Hi Janani! The current lockdown in some parts of India restricts the outdoor movement of the locals to some extent. It has nothing to do with international travel.
Hi, I am a OCI holder, have a confirmed itinerary with Qatar airways traveling with kids in April from Texas to Chennai via Doha.
1. If the travelers have a COVID vaccine already, do we still have to upload the negative test result ?
2. Besides uploading COVID Negative test result online (PCR test), are there any additional molecular tests done at India port of entry airport ?
3. What are the requirements (negative test report) at Doha airport when you land for transit to India ?
4. How long will be the wait time at the port of entry airport if there are any COVID related tests ?
5. Travelers through Qatar allowed at port of entry in India with a negative test report and COVID vaccine ?
Hi Ram! The government of India has not announced any exemptions for vaccinated travelers yet. You must upload a negative RT-PCR test report within 72 hours before your departure onto Air Suvidha portal. A transit visa won’t be required if you don’t step out of the transit area at Doha Airport. You will be required submit your swab samples for a molecular test upon arrival at Chennai Airport, and exit the airport without having to wait for the result.
When will the BOS-DOH and DOH-NAG flights be operational again? Please let us know.
Hi Shibani! As of now, there is no update on this. We will surely add it to our content the moment Qatar Airways will announce the resumption of operations to Nagpur.
I have to go to india in june15th and return back to the us in July 31st.
I am in H1-B and my wife and daughter are in H4. So wanted to check if we are allowed to get tickets in Qatar Airways for that travel period.
Also currently I am in an extension, need to have my visa stamped once I am back to India. Want to travel from IAD to Kolkata.
Any information on this will be helpful.
Thanks in Advance
Hi Raju! Yes, you can. You should also check with Qatar Airways whether you can travel while being in an extension of your visa.
Will the new Travel Ban that was announced yesterday impact the Flights that are Scheduled in April in the route of INDIA – DOHA – USA ( to be precise HYD – DOHA – IAD ).
We have booked tickets for our parents on Apr 19th from HYD to US. ( As we see a lot of articles mention that flights in the Air Bubble aggrement (India- Qatar-US) are not impacted but the announcement of Travel Ban)
Can you please confirm or help us understand that there will not be any impact on this route or if there any impact of this announcement?
Hi Kishore! The current flights operating under air bubble agreements won’t be affected by the extended travel ban.
I am US Citizen with Indian OCI and COVID Vaccinated.
Last week, I booked a Qatar Airways Flight flying from Philadelphia via Doha to Ahmedabad on April 24th, 2021 through Indian Eagle.
Is there any issue with this Route or Flight?
Please confirm. If need be, I can rebook to Air India or United.
Hi Tarun! Thanks for choosing Indian Eagle as your travel-booking partner. As of now, the flight is confirmed. If the airline cancels the flight for an unfortunate turn of events, you will be notified. Hope things will go well.
I am looking to book tickets for my parents (Visitor visa) to travel by Qatar airlines from Chennai to Washington DC in April. They are vaccinated, but will take a test within 3 days. Is there any issue with this travel?
Hi Soundar! No, your parents will be able to travel on Qatar Airways.
Thanks a lot!
Sorry if this might be a duplicate question but will appreciate for your help and response
I am on H1B and wife on H4 and my parents on US visitor visa and we have all booked travel from India to USA on qatar airways via Doha in mid of April, can you please tell if we should be good to travel?
Also is there any other requirement of Qatar besides 72 hr negative RT PCR like we have for US which we might need in the transit to USA?
Hi Sam! You and your family can fly to the US on Qatar Airways. You won’t require a transit visa in Doha if you don’t step out of the transit area at Doha Airport.
thank you for your response, my ticket still says as confirmed for mid april travel but i can no longer search and see my flight in search results when i do new booking search, does this mean my flight will be cancelled?
Hi Sam! If there is no seat left on the flight you booked, it won’s show up in search results. If you are one of our customers, please help us with your Trip ID so that we can reconfirm your travel.
Is the DFW-DOH-CCU flight impacted due to the new air travel restriction imposed by India Gov? Or is it covered under bubble agreement?
Hi Roger! The continued suspension of regular international commercial flights to and from India has nothing to do with air bubble flights. Qatar Airways flights on this route are operational.
Is the PCR TEST mandatory for infants at ORD airport while boarding here at chicago.
Hi Senthil! All international travelers arriving in India must present a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report irrespective of their age.
I will be travelling Houston-Chennai via Doha on April 30th. I do not see Qatar Airways flights on their website/google flighrs/3rd party sites. I called them to check and their reponse was they are not taking any more new reservations and the current flights will be operated as a part of bio buuble. Would there be any issue with the travel sans last minute cancellations? The only requirement would be the RT PCR negative test before 72 hours and updating on Air Suvidha rite? I read somewhere in these comments that someone was denied to borad because they did not have Aarogya Setu app. Can you please confirm whether this is mandatiry? Thanks
Hi Kumar! There should be no problem with the already scheduled flights as informed by the airline. You should also fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal. Yes, you should download the Aarogya Setu app.
Hi IndianEagle Team,
I have a confirmed booking for a Qatar flight from DFW-Doha-Chennai on Apr2nd 2021 and return on May 2nd 2021. Is my flight considered an air bubble flight and will it be operational? Qatar web page says my ticket is still confirmed. Could you please let me know if my flight would be operational or should i start looking for alternate arrangements? there is only 1 more week for my departure. I am very concerned and tensed.
Thanks for the wonderful/useful responses you promptly give on this page.
Really appreciate your services.
– Kala Ramesh
I am a senior citizen and I would like to travel to Seattle from Bangalore in the first week of May and return after 3 months or so. I hold a valid tourist visa ( B1/B2) from USA. Is there any issue in planning this trip? Can you also suggest a few airlines I can consider for making the booking for both the trips? The only requirement is that there should be only one stop over in between with atleast 2 hours transit.
Thanks in advance
Hello Sir! We are extremely sorry for leaving your query unnoticed. You can choose to travel on Qatar Airways via Doha.
I am travelling may to Dallas from Ahmedabad on B1/B2 visa.
I have booked tickets for my parents from Chennai to Chicago via Qatar Airlines on 14-APR-2021.
Could you please confirm travel ban impacting our travel
Hi Vimal! We wonder what travel ban you are referring to. Travel is confirmed unless the airline itself cancels the flight due to some reason or the other.
I have a flight from Austin, TX to BLR, India. My route is Austin -> Dallas -> Doha -> BLR. Do I need to get my RT-PCR test done 72 within my departure from Austin or departure from Dallas?
Hi Shweta! If your entire journey is on a single PNR, then your negative RT-PCR report should not be older than 72 hours before your departure from Austin. If you are traveling on separate flights, then your negative RT-PCR report should not be older than 72 hours before departure of your international flight.
Hey! I have a flight from India (Delhi) to Boston on 10th April. I hope there won’t be any issue while travelling if I carry my negative Covid 19 test results.
Hi Anindita! No, there won’t be any issues if you carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours before your departure.
Hi I have confirmed tickets from Bangalore-Doha-new York on 27-3-2021 through Qatar airways. Now Intl flights cancelled by Indian Govt by end of April . Will my flight will be allowed ? If cancelled alternate arrangements like Chennai-Doha-new York will be made ? Friends suggest that united airlines and air india only fly to USA from india in this month. Waiting for your positive reply
Hi Prasad! Regular international passenger flights have been banned since March 23, 2020. This has nothing to do with air bubble flights. So, you will be able to fly.
My parents are on visitor visa and will be traveling from Mumbai-Doh-MIA-MCI on Qatar Airlines. I am assuming from above message it will be part of air bubble flights? I have also heard only Air india and United flights which are directly from India to USA are allowed. Can you comment if above flight via Qatar should be fine or not?
Hi MS! Yes, Qatar Airways is flying from India to the US. Also, please be advised to check with Qatar Airways.
Hi, I am traveling to USA by Qatar airways on 19th April. Mumbai-Doha-Seattle, is travel to USA has any issue for Indian passport holder. Will I be able to travel?
Hi Jayesh! Yes, you should be able to travel to the US on Qatar Airways.
Are visitor visa holders allowed on Qatar bubble flights? I booked my parents flights from HYD->IAH via DOH in late May. Please let me know and thanks for your help!
Hi Nirup! Yes, your parents can travel to the US on Qatar Airways.
We have a confirmed tickets from Chicago to Delhi via doha on 11 th April are the flights going to India we r bit confused hearing all odds of cancellations till April end please do write a reply
Hi Dinesh! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our support desk or helpline at 1-800-615-3969. If not, please be advised to check with the airline.
I’m flying LAX- DOHA -New Delhi on April 14th. As per the current guidelines on Air Suvidha portal, if you are travelling from UK or Middle east you need to get an RT-PCR test done at the New Delhi airport afer arrival by paying INR 800 even though you are carrying a negative report from USA. Would this apply to me as my layover is in Doha (middle east) or would a negative RT PCR test and air suvidha confirmation suffice?
Hi Avik! Yes, you are required to submit your swab sample for a molecular test upon arrival at Delhi Airport despite having a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report.
I have F1 visa and wants to travel to USA from India via Qatar Airways,transit at Doha airport, are there any travel restrictons for transit at Doha
Hi Rahul! No there aren’t any additional restrictions in Doha if you don’t step out of the transit area at Doha Airport.
I actually checked with other travel agents also they told me that we cannot travel to USA via transit in any country unless it is USA .
I talked with agents from Goibibo and yatr.com
I want to have clear understanding on this issue before I do booking.
Anyone else who travelled to USA via Doha transit, you comment would be highly valuable
Travel agents are saying no. But Qatar Airways has no problem. I have a trip from Ahmedabad to Dallas via Doha on 10 May.
My mother is traveling from India to usa through doha on a visitor visa on April 20th.
Are people on visiting visa allowed to board the flight through qatar
Hi Sandeep! Yes, she can travel on Qatar Airways.
Hi Sandeep, I am curious whether your mother managed to come in to America without issues. I live in Houston and my mother is booked on a flight for next week. If possible, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an answer.
Hi Sandeep & Mo Sur, I’m also curious whether you were both able to complete your travel from India to USA on a B1/B2 visa via Qatar Airways. Could you please confirm?
Hi, I’m planning to book SEA-DOH-BOM journey in June via Qatar airways & am vaccinated with the Pfizer US vaccine.
What will be protocol pre & post flight journey at both locations regarding covid testing & quarantine?
Also, is travelling via Qatar advisable since it is not part of the Air bubble versus like Air India or United?
Your response will be very helpful !!
Hi Hardik! You will be able to travel on Qatar Airways. No worries! There is no institutional quarantine for vaccinated international travelers. As of now, taking an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from the US is mandatory.
I read here that qatar airways is allowing b2 visitors to transit via doha. Just want to make sure its allowed through may 14th as well?
Any issues for hyd-doha-chicago route?
Hi Venkat! Yes, B2 visa holders can travel on Qatar Airways. Please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/usa-india-bubble-flights-airlines/
Thanks for your reply. Then why no qatar flights comming in the result for april in your website?
Hi Venkat! We checked internally. There are Qatar Airways flights from HYD to Chicago via Doha. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 (from the USA) or 001-800-615-3969 (from India) for booking of Qatar Airways flights at the most reasonable fare. Thank you!
I have flight on 22 April from Delhi -Doha – Toronto
Plz let me know is it still operating or not (Qatar airways -air Canada )
Hi Davinder! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our support desk or helpline at 1-800-615-3969. If not, please be advised to check with the airline.
I have a confirmed ticket in Qatar Airways from MAA to IAD on 1st May 2020 via Doho. But now when I wanted to book for my cousin also in the same flight, it is not appearing in Qatar Airways portal. What it means. Will my flight on 1st May will be there for me to make necessary travel plan
Hi Shankar! If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please contact our support desk or helpline at 001-800-615-3969. If not, please be advised to check with the airline.
What I learned is that Qatar airways is limiting bookings, so those who has confirmed tickets can travel. They are not taking new. I just called them.
Looking for clarity on eligibility for USA green card passenger traveling from dallas(mid july) to delhi and back(mid dec) on qatar airlines under air bubble arrangements
Hi Gary! Currently Qatar Airways is allowed to fly passengers between USA and India.
Thanks for your inputs. Hope it is allowed from delhi to USA as well !?
Hi Gary! Yes it is.
Can H4 visa adult along with US citizen kid travel from Dallas ->Doha -> Chennai? by April 2021 end? except for RT-PCR negative test anything else required?
Hi John! Yes, you can. But make sure the kid holds an OCI card or a valid entry visa to India (entry on tourist visa is currently suspended). Apart from negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours before departure, you have to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal and also upload your pre-arrival negative COVID result onto the same portal.
I am indian passport have b1/b2 visa, can i book my ticket on qatar airways or any other airline in month of May
Hi Krupa! As of now, Indian passport holders with a US B1/B2 visa can fly on Qatar Airways, Air India, United Airlines, and Emirates flights between USA and India.
I will be travelling from BHM to MAA via Doha on May 3 and my return will be on June 16.(QATAR airways)
Will there be any change in flights in the month of June? Thanks
Hi Santhosh! June’s flight schedule is not expected to be changed unless there is stringent restriction on travel.
I’m planning to travel to Los Angeles, CA from Bengaluru in July on F1 visa. Are Air India and United the only options or are there any other options such as qatar, emirates, etihad etc?
Thanks in advance!
Hi Sri! You can choose to travel via the Middle East, other than Air India and United Airlines.
Thanks for the prompt response! So I can travel on any of emirates, etihad or qatar airways flights to the US via middle east right?
Also, can you please post the regulations imposed on travelers from India to the US via middle east?
Hi Sri! As per the current requirements by the US, you need to carry a negative COVID report not older than 72 hours before departure and also fill out an attestation form. If you are traveling separate flights as in India-Dubai and Dubai-US, you need to carry a negative COVID test report not older than 48 hours as mandated by Dubai.
I booked my flight for May 6, 2021 to US from HYD with a Visitor visa. Can I still continue my travel or any issues?
Hi Omi! As of now, Qatar Airways is flying Indian citizens with US visitor visa to USA from India. Please be advised to check with the airline.
Can you confirm if Indian citizens can fly back from USA to India (Chennai) in Qatar Airlines?
Hi Prakash! Yes, Indian citizens are allowed to fly on Qatar Airways flights from USA to India.
Can I travel to Washington from Chennai via Doha now ? What are the mandatory documents I have to carry while travelling like a negative test report etc to enter USA. Can you please guide so that I can plan my trip along with my family
Hi Lakshmi! Yes, you can fly to US from India via Doha on Qatar Airways. Apart from the negative COVID test report, all passengers aged 2 and above need to fill out an attestation form. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/attachment-a-global-passenger-disclosure-and-attestation-2021-01-12-p.pdf
Is Etihad airways allows transit through Doha for us bound passengers.? I am planning to travel to Chicago from hyderabad , india durinfg 3 week of MAY.
Hi Subrahmanyam! No. But you can travel on Qatar Airways from Hyderabad to Chicago via Doha. We book cheap and best Qatar Airways flights to Chicago from Hyderabad. You can call us on 001-800-615-3969.
Hello, We are planning to travel to Chennai via Doha on Qatar airways during end of May 2021. Notice that status of flights for current date is not showing. Are flights being operated?
Hi Ram! Qatar Airways is operating from US to India. If you are not able to search for Qatar Airways flights on our website, please be advised to call us at 01-800-615-3969.
Hi I am planning to travel from Detroit to Chennai on May 1st/2nd week. And return flight from Chennai to Detroit on June 1st/2nd week. Both cases transit is through Doha. I am Indian citizen on US F1 visa. Is there no problem in this for US, Qatar & Indian governments ?
I also have my mother traveling from Chennai to Detroit on June 1st/2nd week. She is India citizen on B1/B2 visa. There would be no issue for her as well from all the governments side ?
Both of us plan on getting negative COVID tests.
Hi Zubair! Yes, you and your mother can fly on Qatar Airways between USA and India if the current guidelines do not change. On your trip to India, you need to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal along with uploading pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure. To enter US from India, apart from negative COVID report, an attestation form also needs to be filled out . https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/attachment-a-global-passenger-disclosure-and-attestation-2021-01-12-p.pdf
Are Pr holders of Canada currently allowed to travel to India via DOHA on Qatar airways? If so, which is a suitable airport in Canada?
Vaishnavi! yes, Canada’s PR holders can travel to India via Doha. There is no restriction on their travel. Qatar Airways operates from Montreal International Airport.
I am planning to leave for US by 1st May under B1/B2 visa. Still I have not booked the flight tickets because of Covid second wave in India. With many airlines cancelling flights from & To India, in case I book thro Qatar Airways from MAA to Washington via Doha, what are the chances of flight being cancelled or banned? Even though you cannot say how future can be, I ask your opinion on this?
Hi Soan! Neither Qatar nor the US has yet taken any prohibitive action on travel from India. You can book Qatar Airways flight. If the airline itself cancels flights, the airline will give full refund. FYI, you can book the best flight on our website IndianEagle.com.
My nephew has booked ticket BOM – DOH – SFO – SEA by Qatar Airways on 5th May, He will travel from SEA to YVR on 25th May, He is Indian passport holder Canadian PR (Van Couver resident) having B1/B2 US tourist visa. He will do 10 days mandatory home quarantine at his elder brother’s home at Seattle. Can he board flight from Mumbai in current circumstances?
We have booked our tickets with quatar on 9 th May from cal to Boston via Doha
Can we travel
We are American citizens
Hello Dr Banerji! Yes, you can travel. There is no restriction. Hope Qatar Airways won’t cancel flights from India.
Hello. My mother is booked to fly from Bangalore-DOH-Houston on 3rd May 2021. She has a B1/B2 visa. Will she be able to board her flight from Bangalore without any problem? She will also have a negative Covid test report with her.
Hi Meenakshi! There is no problem. She will be able to board the flight unless the airline itself cancels the flight for unprecedented reasons.
Hi Meenakshi – My mother is also travelling on same flight from bangalore to New york via Doha on May 3rd. Would you like to connect?
Hi Ritu, Thanks for reaching out. Yes, I think it’s a good idea to connect, given how the rules keep changing at the last minute. Please email me at email@example.com. I can share my mom’s phone number with you.
I have booked Qatar BLR-Doha-JFK-Buffalo on 5 May. I am a Canadian citizen and my wife holds US B1/B2 visa. Are Qatar Airways flights already flying from India to US or are they still awaiting permission from DGCA to start flights to US from 01 May ?
Hi Anand! Currently, Qatar Airways is flying from India to US via Doha.
Even I had flight from BLR-Doha-MAS on 5th MAY, SO what is the next move ? ANy idea on what next ?
If we are flyign with QR from Mumbai to Houston via Doha (on same ticket), what are the documents needed?
My understanding is:
1) You need the CDC form filled as self-attestation
2) QR provides a form that needs to be filled in
3) RT-PCR negative test 72 hours before your departure from Mumbai.
are there any other requirements? Could you pls specificy.
Hi Rish! Apart from the requirements you mentioned, effective April 29, Qatar Airways’ USA-bound passengers from India transiting in Doha need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test report issued within 48 hrs prior to departure from India.
For the requirement of presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test report issued within 48 hrs prior to departure.
That applies for the COVID-19 “Test reporting date” or “Test Sample Collected date”?
Hi Som! The 48-hour rule applies from the time of sample collection.
Can Indian citizens be able to travel by Qatar airways transiting in DOHA to USA now?
Hi Radha! Yes, Indian citizens can travel to US from India via Doha on Qatar Airways. Additionally, to transit in Doha, You need negative PCR report issued within 48 prior to departure from India.
Planning to book a ticket for my brother from ahmedabad to dallas in emirates airlines. Is it safe to travel via dubai to usa? Planning to book his ticket in the first week of may.
Hi Janish! UAE has imposed a travel ban on flights coming from India till May 4. Hence, no one can travel from India to USA via Dubai till then. However, you can fly to USA from India on Qatar Airways via Doha. Please be advised to call our travel advisors 001-800-615-3969 to book the best travel deals.
Hi, my mother is scheduled to fly on Qatar from Kolkata to Houston via Doha on 4th May. Her flight is at 3 am. Does the new 48 hour rule for PCR test mean that she needs to get test done on 2nd? Since 2nd is a Sunday, many labs are closed. Would testing on 1st work?
Hi MO! Qatar requires transit passengers to take a COVID-19 PCR test not more than 48 hours before boarding international flight in India. Non-compliance with this requirement will result in denial of boarding.
I have booked my tickets from Mum to SFO via Doha by Qatar airways for 26th May 2021 along with my wife. We are on B1/B2 Visa. Is there any restrictions on our travel other than a compulsory RT-PCR test negative report?
Hi Ganesan! Qatar requires transit passengers from India to carry negative PCR report issued within 48 hours prior to departure from India. Apart from the mandatory negative COVID report, US requires international passengers to fill out an attestation form https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/attachment-a-global-passenger-disclosure-and-attestation-2021-01-12-p.pdf
Thank you 🙏
I have my flight to Anchorage( Alaska) from Delhi via Qatar airways on 1st June 2021, today India extend its international flights restrictions to 31st May & i assume this further extand able in June. Only air bubble & Vande matram flights allowed to fly. Since I am fully vaccinated & will have my RT-PCR before 48 hours to my departure. Can i fly on 1st June 2021 in these restrictions?
Hi Sheetal! The flight ban which has been extended till the end of May has been in place for over a year now. All the flights which are currently operating including the ones between USA and India are under air bubble agreement and won’t be affected at all by the restriction. So you will be able to fly from Delhi to Alaska on Qatar Airways if no new restriction takes place.
Hello, I have my flight tickets booked on qatar from Hyd to Ord on 15th May.. I understand we need a rt pcr covid test 48 hrs prior to the departure per the new guidelines.. given the situation in India test results are taking quite a bit of time. Are there any approved ICMR centers we need to get the results? Or any lab/diagnostic center would work?
Thanks in advance..
Hi Prashanth! As per the guidelines mandated by Qatar, the negative PCR report should be from an ICMR certified lab.
Hello, this is breaking news in the US: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-biden-set-ban-most-travel-us-india-limit-covid-19-spread-2021-04-30/
Do you know if Qatar flights are operating on May 3rd for B1/B2 visa holders traveling from India to US?
Hi Meenakshi! As per the order, travel will be restricted from May 4. So Qatar will still be able to carry Indian citizens with US B1/B2 visa from India to US on May 3rd. Please be advised to check with the airline.
I want to book my ticket on 12 of may from New Delhi to Tunisia passing through Qatar as a transit on Qatari flights, but I heard today about the ban on international flights that has been extended ,
Should I book or i won’t be able to travel ?
Hi Mohammed! The international flight ban which has been extended has been in place for over a year now. All the flights which are currently operating are under Vande Bharat Mission and air bubble agreements. If your travel comes under them too, then it won’t be affected. Please be advised to check with the airline.
Hi We have a travel Planned on May 10th
Myself on H1B
Parents on B1/B2 Visa
From Hyd to USA via Qatar.
Will my flight be impacted by the latest Travel ban
Hi Sai! Yes, you won’t be able to travel to USA until the restriction is lifted. Only if your spouse is a green cardholder/US citizen or your kid is a US citizen, only then you can enter USA after May 4.
Hi, I have flight on May 8th from BLR to Doha to SFO. Will I be able to enter USA with B1/B2 visa? If not will the airline refund the ticket fee?
I had flight on May 5th from BLR to Massachusetts. So what can we do with the current tickets ? Any idea what next ?
Hi iI could see India extended travel ban for international flights .
Will this effect my tavel on may 2nd from hyd to Houston via doha please respond
Hi Shreya! That is extension of the continued suspension of normal/regular international civil flights. It has nothing to do with air bubble flights. You can travel.
Hi Shrey! It won’t affect your travel via Doha.
India to usa comes under air bubble agreement as i could see the extended travel ban
Via doha . airlines are super busy
Hi Shrey! There is no ban on travel to/from/via Doha. UAE has extended ban on travel from India, not Qatar.
Hi, two part question:
1. Can f1 visa holder Indian citizen travel to USA from India via Doha? Note: Qatar itself has said they don’t know anything.
2. With the new ban in place. If I leave India before 12:01 a.m. May 4 and reach Doha at 11:35 p.m. May 4. My flight from Doha to USA takes off at 1:35 a.m. May 4. Does that mean I will not be allowed entry to the US?
Kindly get back ASAP. Thank you.
Sorry, times mentioned are in ET. Doha at 11:35 p.m. ET May 3. Flight from Doha to USA at 1:35 a.m. ET May 4.
We are in the same boat. any luck or feedback received from Qatar airways?
No, Qatar said contact USA. It’s the weekend in USA besides, I don’t know who in the US would give a prompt reply on this. Would you mind sharing your email? I’ll contact you there.
Hi, my mother’s flight is CCU-DOHA-IAH leaving CCU at 3 am on 4th May. Flight from Doha to Houston leaves Doha at 0805 Doha time. Will she be allowed entry into U.S.?
Hello! Please be advised to check with the airline. Qatar Airways will address your concern certainly.
Qatar offices are closed saturday and sunday in america. Cannot get anyone on phone. What should i do?
Unfortunately airlines are asking to check with embassy ..
we are in same situation. did you get chance to speak to airlines? I was not.
Hello MO Sur and Kiran,
We are also in the same boat. Although flight departing India is before the May 4th cutoff time, the connection flight from Doha departs after the US ban cutoff. Looks like the US proclamation allows passengers who have already on board a flight that departs before the cutoff, I am not sure if transit passengers also fall into the same category. It is frustrating that Qatar phone lines are not working and it may be risky to travel if they stop us from boarding flight in Doha. We will be stuck at Doha airport. We should work together to find an answer if you guys want to connect with me thru Facebook?
Hi Sanket and Mo Sur
I am happy connect offline. You can find me on fb firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets talk there
Hi Kiran and Sanket, feel free to call/msg me at 713-391-6556. I see the response below from Indian eagle to Sanket that my mother should be ok to board since she has a single ticket transiting in Doha. But on the other hand, when I called Houston border patrol, they freely admitted they are not sure about how rule should be interpreted and said that they have been given instructions not to allow tourist visa entry for any flight LANDING after 4th may midnight EST. So I am confused. I have told my mother to check with Qatar again on Monday if possible.
Hi, I’m a US Permanent Resident. I’ve booked flight via Qatar Airways from Ahmedabad to Houston transiting in Doha on May 8th, 2021.
Will this travel ban from US affect me?
And what is the likelihood of Qatar Airways canceling their flight routes from India to US?
Hi Shiv! It won’t affect your travel. You are exempted. There is no cancellation of Qatar Airways flights from India and to USA.
Thank you very much! I appreciate the clarification.
Also, have I missed anything other than the list below for my travel from india to USA transiting through Doha?
– negative COVID-19 test result withing 48 hrs of departure
– Qatar Airways Consent form
– USA CDC attestation form
Many thanks in advance.
Hi Shiv! No, you haven’t missed out on any of the entry requirements.
I am going to fly on 1st June 2021 from Delhi to Anchorage ( Alaska ) via Qatar airways & will have transit at Doha & Seattle, In India all international flight ban till 30th may 2021 & I assume may this ban extent further in June, since Qatar Airways comes under airbubble, can i be able to travel to Anchorage?
I am already fully vaccinated & will have my covid tedst before 48 hours to departure.
Hi Sheetal! Since March 23, 2020, India has suspended normal/regular international passenger flights, both inbound and outbound. The same suspension is extended till May 31, 2021. It will be extended further. However, it has nothing to do with air bubble flights. Hope you are aware of the United States’ ban on travel from India, which will take effect on May 4.
I am H1B visa holder and my wife has H4 and we have ticket booked in Qatar for May 5th. So cant i travel now ? ANy idea on how long the ban is and if i need to reschedule my trip then which date i can rebook it?
Hi Pratap! If you were a sibling of an unmarried US citizen under age of 21 years or had a US-born kid, you would have been exempted from the restriction. There is yet no hint at when the ban will be lifted.
Hi! Wanted to travel next week from India via Doha to Chicago! I’m US citizen! What is all needed to travel?
Hi Shail! You need to fill out Qatar Airways’ consent form (https://www.qatarairways.com/content/dam/documents/QR-consent-form-PCR.pdf), submit an attestation form for the USA (you will get it from the airline), and a negative COVID PCR test that must be taken within 48 hours, according to Qatar and, within 72 hours, according to USA, prior to boarding the international flight in India.
We have a qatar airline ticket for May 4 departing India before the travel ban cutoff time.. Although flight departing India is before the May 4th cutoff time, the connection flight from Doha departs after the US ban cutoff. Looks like the US proclamation allows passengers who have already on board a flight that departs before the cutoff, I am not sure if transit passengers also fall into the same category. It is frustrating that Qatar phone lines are not working and it may be risky to travel if they stop us from boarding flight in Doha. We will be stuck at Doha airport.
Hi Sanket! The restriction does not apply to the passengers aboard a flight that will depart from India prior to 12:01 am EDT (US timing) on May 4. Hope your entire itinerary from India to USA via Doha is ticketed on a single PNR.
Thank you very much for your response. Yes it is on a single PNR or eticket number (Booked all the way the way on Qatar airlines flight with the same eticket number). I am assuming this is what you mean by single PNR even though there is a connection in Doha?
Hi Kiran and Sanket, feel free to call/msg me at 713-391-6556. I see the response from Indian eagle to Sanket that my mother should be ok to board since she has a single ticket with one pnr transiting in Doha. But on the other hand, when I called Houston border patrol, they freely admitted they are not sure about how the timing of the new rule should be interpreted and said that they have been given instructions not to allow tourist visa entry for any flight LANDING after 4th may midnight EST. So I am confused. I have told my mother to check with Qatar again on Monday if possible.
I just called Qatar airlines and second time they said, they are advising passenger to check with consulate/embassy regarding travelling on 4th May before US-India travel ban cut-time time.
@ MO Sur. let me add you on wasaapp
I was able to reach out to Qatar airways India Contact Center with Yash after 50minutes hold and their feedback was exactly the same as what Indian Eagle provided. They said that as long as this is on a single ticket with final destination as USA, they will consider the timing at which the flight from India departs and if it falls before the Flight ban kicks in. So as long as you have departed India, you should be ok. So the airline seems to be ok here. Not sure how US immigration may enforce this rule . But the Proclamation does explicitly say that if you have departed and are onboard a flight before the ban kicks in and arrive after the cutoff time, you can still enter the US. Please see below paragraph:
“Sec. 5. Effective Date. This proclamation is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 4, 2021. This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 4, 2021.”
I just called CBP and they said they dont have answer for this situation yet. Suggested to call back tomorrow.
I am in a similar situation. My parents are flying from DEL–>DOHA–>PHL on May 3rd. The flight from DEL–> DOHA is Qatar Airways and DOHA –> PHL is American Airlines (Operated by Qatar Airways). Though, the airlines are different, it is part of one booking, issued as American Airlines. I have been told, that my parents will need to check in at the Qatar Airways counter in DEL airport. I just want to make sure they are not stuck in Doha
Hi, are indians allowed to travel to USA via Qatar(DOH) today(May 2nd-3rd)? Can it be different airlines or should it be a single ticket?
Is only a -ve PCR test enough with past 48 hrs?
HI Sumanth! You do also need to fill out Qatar Airways’ consent form that the airline will provide to you.
Hi. Can indians go to usa through qatar doha airport today or tomorrow (May 2nd or May 3rd)? Can it be different airlines?
What are all the requirements? Is transit even allowed through Qatar for indians?
Please reply. thank you
Hello Sumanth! You can travel to USA via Doha. No problem. Transit is allowed.
Thanks for reply and pardon me for asking 2 times as I thought my question wasnt posted.
I have tickets from 2 different airlines.
1. Delhi to Doha – GoIndigo
2. Doha to JFK – Qatar airways
GoIndigo should allow me to board right? Their website guidelines dont mention anything about transiting through Qatar.
One more thing which concerns me is that there are tickets still available for both the flights. GoIndigo isnt responding to me at all. I wonder why people are not booking them, there are many people complaining to AirIndia in twitter to add more flights.
Just so everyone knows.
I have called Qatar Airlines and they told me I will not be allowed to board their flight with my B1/B2 visa.
My flight was scheduled for Mumbai to Doha May 4 @ 425 am and Doha to JFK May 4 @ 815 am.
They gave me a full refund. I hope this helps some people.
Safe travels everyone
Hi Kash! Thank you for sharing the information.
I have flight from Mumbai to Doha through Indigo at 11:10 PM 3rd May and From Doha to JFK on 4th May.
I’m on H-1B visa, is it ok to travel or not?
Will indigo allow me to board?
Hi Saumil! You may not be banned from entering if you are already on board a flight that took off before the cut-offs and new restrictions were imposed. Please be advised to check with the airline.
Hi, I’m a US Permanent Resident. I’ve booked flight via Qatar Airways from Ahmedabad to Houston transiting in Doha on May 8th, 2021.
Will this travel ban from US affect me?
And what is the likelihood of Qatar Airways canceling their flight routes from India to US?
Apologies. I accidently posted this again. Please disregard.
US PR’s are exempted from this ban, so you have no problem right now. Doha is also allowing Indians to transit from India to USA. However please keep checking the rules from both USA and Qatar everyday as they are changing very fast and you wouldnt know until you reach the airport.
I talked to Indian embassy in Doha yesterday and they said they will keep allowing Indians to transit for now but that can change at any moment.
Thanks a lot for the information. I’ll be sure to keep checking the policy updates.
Hi this is mukhesh.. i am the F-1 student for Summer intake and i booked my ticket on may-07th and my classes are going to begin on 17th may..will i would be exempted from travel ban…please help.
Hi Mukhesh! Students may qualify for exemption. The latest proclamation says, “Students with valid F-1 and M-1 visas intending to begin or continue an academic programme commencing August 1 or later do not need to contact an embassy or consulate to seek an individual exemption to travel. They may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days before the start of their academic studies.”
As u Commented above there will be exemption only the academic programs commissioning August 1 or later, but my program is going to start on May-17 and it is Summer Intake not Fall….May get the clarity on this.
Hi Mukesh! Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy whether you are exempted from the travel restriction.
Hi, I’m planning to book a flight for my parents from Hyderabad, India to Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW), USA on June 2 2021. They’re on visitor visa. Will they be able to fly on qatar if the ban lifts by then? If the ban does not lift by then, will qatar refund the amount? Or will they be able to reschedule for no change fee but only change in ticket fare?
Hi Pari! If the travel ban is lifted by then, your parents would be able to fly on Qatar Airways. About the refund or change, please be advised to check with the airline.
I’am US citizen and have booked tickets for my elderly parents ( 79 and 85) Indian passport holders to travel from Chennai to SFO in business class. They have taken COVID vaccination also. Are they allowed to travel and be with me.
Hi Raji! If you are unmarried and under the age of 21, then your parents will be permitted to enter US under the travel restrictions.
Hi this is Siva, my wife and daughter plan for flying on May 13th Chennai -Doha- miami. My wife have H4 visa and my daughter is US citizens. I would like to know, recent US travel ban apply to my wife (H4) or not. Will affect their travel. Please let me know i look forward to your reply.
Hi Siva! If your daughter is unmarried and under the age of 21, then your wife (H4 visa holder) is permitted to enter the US under the travel restrictions.
Thank you for your information
Hi This is Ganesh, We are holding H4 visa. Me and my son were planned to travel on May 8th the ticket were booked. Now due to this restriction i think we were not allowed to travel. if at all the tickets were rescheduled to next month, we came to know that the only airlines are operating which allowed to enter into US now Air India and United Airlines after May 4th.How does Qatar is planning to enter in to USA is it with the help of United airlines. How can we travel after May 30 if their are any changes in the exemption list and if only Airindia and United airlines are allowed. Please help on this regard.
Hi Ganesh! Qatar Airways is flying to US from India as part of USA-India air bubble corridor. If any changes are made to the exemption list, you will be able to travel in Air India or United Airlines or any other airline which would be operating and allows Indian citizens at that time.
Hi are Dependents(F-2 visa holders) of students on F-1 allowed under NIE to travel in August to US
Hi Mohit! There is no mention of F-2 visa holders under NIE in US embassy website FAQs. Source: https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/national-interest-exception-frequently-asked-questions/. Please be advised to check with the US embassy or Indian embassy.