United Airlines US-India Flight Schedule October:Travel Regulations, Eligibility, Health Checklist

Much to the pleasure of travelers from the United States and India, United Airlines announced its October schedule of US-India air bubble flights. The routes in the October schedule of United  flights USA to India are same as those in the September schedule. With due permission from Indian government, United Airlines resumed its direct flights between USA and India on July 17 as part of the US-India air travel bubble arrangements. The October schedule will remain valid till November 1, 2020.

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United Airlines’ October Schedule of USA-India Flights

Travelers eligible for booking United’s US-India flights

US nationals with/without OCI cards, green cardholders, foreign nationals holding valid US visas, and Indian citizens holding a valid visa to the US can travel on United flights from India to USA in October 2020. Indian nationals, OCI card holders and US diplomats having a valid visa and travel document to India can book United flights to New Delhi and Mumbai from the USA, as per United Airlines’ October schedule.

Registration is not required for special United flights to and from India

Yes. Neither Indian passport holders nor OCI cardholders need to register with the Indian Embassy or Consulates for special United flights to India, unlike compulsory registration for booking Air India VBM flights to India. United Airlines does not require you to register with the Indian Embassy or Consulate in the US. However, there are certain health-screening protocols, sanitization measures, safety precautions and travel regulations, as applicable by the origin and destination countries, which you have to comply with.

Those planning on flying out of India need not register with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) anymore. However, they are required to provide necessary details to the airlines (they choose to travel on) that the government of India has designated as agencies under the Vande Bharat Mission and air transport bubble arrangements.

United Airlines’ ‘Ready to Fly’ checklist for travelers

Travelers are required to fill out a pre-flight health checklist before or during check-in for United flights to India amid the COVID19 pandemic. United Airlines’ ‘Ready to Fly’ checklist requires you to declare whether you have not shown COVID19-related symptoms in 14 days before the scheduled departure; whether you have been diagnosed with the Novel Coronavirus in the past 21 days; whether you came close to someone being COVID19 positive in the past 14 days.

Also Check: United Airlines’ Upcoming New Direct Flights to India

United Airlines’ Mask Policy for travelers  

Those traveling on United flights to and from India and other countries must follow United Airlines’ mask policy right from entry to the origin airport till exit from the destination airport. To be precise, you have to keep on wearing a mask throughout your journey with United Airlines. If you refuse to comply with the mask policy and other travel regulations while traveling on United flights to or from India, you may be barred from traveling and banned from flying United for a certain period of time.

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276 thoughts on “United Airlines US-India Flight Schedule October:Travel Regulations, Eligibility, Health Checklist

  1. Gokul G

    The policy on united website still refers to the following the embassy of India instructions. Can you confirm if any Indian citizen can travel without a qualifying reason?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gokul! As per the latest bulletin issued by United Airlines, Indian nationals, OCI card holders and US diplomats having a valid document/visa to travel to India can book United flights from USA to India. Still, we recommend checking with United Airlines whether you are eligible for flying to India in current circumstances.

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      • Hasan Merchant

        Hello me and my parents are planning to visit my brother in usa and we have b1/b2 visa we have never been to usa can we travel to usa with unoted airline as we are planning to travel in oct we there be any problem on newyark airport are we allowed to travel
        Please help with the answer
        It will be a great help

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Hasan! Yes, you can travel on United Airlines and visit the US. You may be asked about your purpose of visit to the US during immigration clearance at Newark Airport. You may also be asked to show a letter from your brother in USA or prove your relation to him.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      In the new schedule, United Airlines has Mumbai to Newark flights till August 30, but no direct Newark to Mumbai flights.

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      • Bhagwan

        Hello
        We would like to take our father who is 90 years old who has a valid US visa to the US.
        We heard that there are restrictions for elderly leaving India. We are US citizens
        Can you help.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Bhagwan! Elderly people are advised not to travel in the current situation. They are not restricted from traveling out of India. Only Air India and United Airlines are flying Indian nationals on B1/B2 visa to the United States. Please note every individual, irrespective of age, has to undergo thermal screening and pulse oxymeter reading before boarding international flights from India. If they are found symptomatic, they may not be allowed to travel.

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      • Nagesh

        I am traveling from Cedar Rapids to Mumbai. I would like to know thexrestrictions/ quarantine if any while I may be flying. I will fly on 18th November 2020 and return back on 30 th December2020.

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  2. Mohinder Khangura

    Previously only those OCI holders were allowed to enter India with Family emergencies like death in family. My question is “ Are All Travelers having USA Passport & Valid OCI Are allowed to enter India without any restriction & registration “ Please clarify before making bookings.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      United Airlines requires OCI cardholders to comply with Indian Embassy or consulates’ travel regulations.

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  3. SUNIL CHOHAN

    Thank you for update on flights by United to India in month of August from Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.What about month of September,2020?

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    • Achint Patel

      Thanks for the updates of United flight details for Monthof August.
      B1/B2 valid visa holder can travel from India to US in Air travel bubble

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  4. Achint Patel

    Thanks for the updates.

    Indian Citizen having B1/B2 Valid visa holder can travel from India to USA?

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      • Ashok

        NO THEY CANNOT!!!

        Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines pusblished on July 1st 2020 clearly states: “Indian nationals who are holding any type of visa of any country (other than visa for tourism purpose) if they hold a visa of that country with a minimum residual validity of one month are allowed to travel.

        As you can see, B1/B2 are explicitly prevented from travel.

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      • Aarti

        I plan to travel from mumbai to newark to los angeles on 25 th sept by United airlines .. Do u need to produce covid negative test report at mumbai , newark or los angeles ? Also i am visiting my daughter at Los angeles do i have to submit any letter from daughter ?

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  5. Mishi Singh

    United lists “spouses of indian nationals” and OCI holders on their list of approved fliers. I am married to an indian national but less than 2 years so I do not have an OCI card yet. Can i travel to India on an X visa since I am a spouse in the US?

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  6. Amudhu

    I have an indian visa on US passport but I don’t have an OCI. So can I travel to India in these flights?

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    • Prashant Pujara

      Hi, I am an Indian citizen in USA with green card & I am planning to visit Mumbai on 18th of September 2020. Would I be allowed to visit? Is there anything that I need to do for the same? Please advise as i have no choice but to visit Mumbai no matter what. Your kind advice will be really appreciated.

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      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Prashant! Yes, you can travel to Mumbai. You will be allowed to enter India. There is nothing to do for that, except carrying a negative RT-PCR test report if you don’t want to face institutional quarantine upon arrival.

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    • KV

      Can Indians with valid tourist B2 visa travel to USA In November2020? Do you have the list of airlines that operate from Chennai?

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      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Karthik! Indians with a valid tourist visa can travel to USA in October and November this year. As of now, they can travel only on Air India and United Airlines. The scenario may change in November. Please watch out the travel news section for latest updates.

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  7. Thendra

    I got the Indian Visa on US passport by last year. Can I travel in these flights with the indian visa or do I need to revalidate the indian visa? I don’t have an OCI yet

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  8. Neena Gopalan

    Any idea whether this schedule will continue in September? We have parents who are elderly in India and a emergency trip may be needed.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Neena! United Airlines’ current schedule will continue till September 2. There is yet no certainty about whether the schedule will be extended through September.

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  9. Sam

    United is taking reservations for Sept and October on their website .

    Has their clearance been extended to those months ?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      United Airlines’ current schedule of flights to and from India will continue till September 2. Whether it will be extended into September or October, is not yet certain.

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  10. Bhagi

    My mother is travelling from Sanfransico to Hyderabad on this Mondat.Wanted to check if she will be quarantined in Delhi or Hyderabad.As she has a 7 hr halt in Delhi

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhagi! If the entire itinerary from San Francisco to Hyderabad via Delhi is ticketed in a single PNR, she won’t be quarantined in Delhi.

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  11. Bharvi

    I originally have a booking made for 15th September on a Newark-Mumbai return flight. If they extend the special flights into September, Can I take the flight I originally booked ? Or do I need to book a new flight among the special flights ? Can my booking be moved to a special flight on the same route?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Henry! The current schedule of United flights will continue till September 2, 2020. It may be extended through September and October. Please watch out our Facebook page for the latest updates. Thank you!

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  12. Sukarma Singh

    Information on this page is very helpful. A person with positive COVID test but asymptomatic, can they fly on the Newark- Delhi flight. Travelling on Indian passport.

    thank you
    Sukarma

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sukarma! Thank you for appreciating our efforts! Being COVID19 positive, a person won’t be allowed even though he/she is asymptomatic. A COVID19 negative test report is not mandatory for Air India flights to India unless you seek exemption from institutional quarantine on arrival in India.

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      • Aarti

        I plan to travel from mumbai to newark to los angeles on 25 th sept by United airlines .. Do u need to produce covid negative test report at mumbai , newark or los angeles ? Also i am visiting my daughter at Los angeles do i have to submit any letter from daughter ?

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  13. Prabhpreet kaur

    Thank you united airline. You guys are not less than gods angel for me. Im flying to newark for surprise visit to someone special. Been apart for more than 7 months. Thank you united you are uniting loved ones.

    Reply
  14. Ravinder S.

    You say that holders of valid B1/B2 vis can travel to USA. But Indian Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines say that tourist visa holders are not allowed to travel, as per the air Bubble agreement.. Please clarify so that I can go ahead with my booking.

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  15. Neena

    Hi, any information on United flying to and from India in September? They allow booking but do they have approval from India to continue flying to/from India after Sept. 2?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Neena! There is yet no update regarding the extension of United flights beyond September 2. Please watch out our FB page for latest updates.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Neena! United Airlines has announced its September schedule of US-India flights. We updated the information in this article based on the latest announcement. Please go through the article again. Thanks!

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  16. megha bajaj

    I am a Canadian citizen with Indian OCI card. Am I eligible to fly with United from Newark to Mumbai? Do you have flights scheduled Newark to Mumbai for October?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Megha! All Indian nationals and OCI cardholders are allowed to travel to India. Currently, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air India have flights from Newark to Mumbai. But no airline has the October schedule confirmed yet, except Air India. Be advise to watch out our Facebook page for latest updates.

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      • Megha Bajaj

        Thank you so much! I will keep an eye out on your FB page. My first choice is United! Hope you get clearance for October too… I could also try KLM or Lufthansa but never Air India.

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  17. Prasad

    Hello..
    I and my wife are US nationals (former India citizen) but do not have OCI. I have applied for emergency visa due to death in family. I was hoping to travel on united since I am in LA. But it looks like we won’t be allowed since we don’t have OCI. Just want to confirm if anyone has heard otherwise. My 2 kids have OCI.

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  18. Prasad

    Hello…Is United allowing US citizens of India origin with emergency visa? Me and my wife need to travel from LA to Mumbai, so United is perfect. But it looks like they are only allowing Indian citizens and OCI.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prasad! Yes, US citizens of Indian origin (not having OCI cards) are not allowed to travel to India currently. If you have a compelling reason to visit India, you should contact the embassy or nearest consulate in the US. Hope it works for you.

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  19. Shobhan Biswas

    My wife and I plan to travel to Los Angeles, USA by United in mid October 2020.
    Should we buy tickets now or wait for announcement of flight schedule? I

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  20. Rahul

    Hi there! Has Qatar Airways got the permission to fly to India (Delhi) from US (Los Angeles)? My ticket for September 4 has not yet been cancelled.

    Reply
  21. Savitha Narendra

    Hi There! Thanks so much for sharing and posting releveant information.
    My question: I’m planning to travel from St. Louis to Bangalore the first week of sept. Do I still need to complete and submit the Air Suvidha form? My route will be St. Louis – Chicago – Frankfurt – Bangalore. I will not touch Delhi and hence the question about the need to complete the Air Suvidha form.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Savitha! You need to fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha no matter what route and what airline you will be traveling on. You need to upload a negative COVID (RT-PCR) test report or a receipt of the test taken onto Air Suvidha only if you don’t want to be quarantined at a institutional facility on arrival in Benglauru.

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  22. Ankur

    Hi there,

    i am planning to travel India in September my last stop is Ahmedabad. if i book united flight for ewr to mumbai and if i have covid 19 negative test result. do i need to quarantine in Mumbai ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ankur! If your airline ticket has the single PNR for international flight and domestic connection from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, you wont’ be quarantined in Mumbai. Besides, if you carry a negative COVID test report, you will have smooth transit at Mumbai airport.

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      • Murgesh Loynes

        Where in USA can I get covid test done that is acceptable by the airport authorities to prevent being quarantined? Any test locations or specific center been assigned as the registered test sites for result acceptance to avoid quarantine? Is the test called RT-PCR?

        Reply
        • Bhagt

          Go to labcorp website and tell them you need the active disease test
          They will send you to one of their drive Thru affiliated pharmacies
          If you have insurance get an order from your doctor so it’s free
          If you don’t have insurance it will cost between $150-200 And typically will take 3 days to get results

          Reply
  23. Mani

    I would like to know whether I reach my final destination chennai using connecting flight or I need to quarantined in delhi

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manish! If you hold a single PNR for the entire itinerary from the origin to the final destination, you won’t be quarantined in Delhi. You will need to follow Tamil Nadu government’s quarantine rules for international travelers.

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  24. Ali askar

    Iam indian citizen, i have valid b1b2 visa, so can i travel to usa through september scheduled flights?
    Is there any restrictions or should i make a permission from indian government?
    Can you please reply with clarify , i want to make my booking

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ali! Yes you can travel out of India. Applying to the Indian government for permission is no longer needed. This regulation has been revoked.

      Reply
  25. Pravin

    My parents(GC) are planning to travel from Mumbai to Newark sometime mid of Sept. Does United airlines have flights scheduled Mumbai from Newark for Sept?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pravin! There are United flights from Mumbai to Newark and Newark to Mumbai in September. Please go through this article once again.

      Reply
  26. Monika

    Hey
    I have valid Indian visa. My daughter has PIO . Can she travel on PIO? We are planning to come to India in October.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Monika! All PIO cards including the handwritten ones are acceptable to Indian immigration authorities at all airports until September 30, 2020, in compliance with the extended deadline for the conversion of PIO card to OCI card. All PIO cards will continue to be a valid travel document for entry into and exit from India. We are not sure whether the PIO to OCI card conversion deadline will be extended beyond September 30. Please check with the Indian Embassy or Consulate.

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  27. Megha Bajaj

    Hello. Could you please share the link of Air Suvidha- the portal where we are supposed to fill out online forms and upload negative COVID-19 results? I can’t seem to find the link for the portal anywhere.. thank you!

    Reply
  28. AK

    Hi – I wanted to book a ticket for my mom (has US tourist visa) from blr to sfo in September , so is she eligible and does any pre flight form needs to be filled out?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amit! She can travel on a valid tourist visa. She needs to provide her travel details including the places of departure and destination to the airline or the travel agency.

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  29. Mamata

    Hi, I want to travel in September to Mumbai. Are there any flights from Dallas currently?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mamata! Lufthansa itself and in codeshare with United Airlines is operating from Dallas to Mumbai. You can check on our website IndianEagle.com. Or, you can travel to San Francisco or Newark and catch United Airlines flight to Mumbai from there.

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  30. Jayanthi

    i have to travel from Los Angeles to Chennnai in the month of september. I have confirmed tickets in the second week of september with emirates. Do emirates gets permission from india to fly to india from september 1st. Can I get connecting flilght if emirates goes upto Bangalore , and from bangalore to chennai. Please guide me.

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  31. Jaspreet Grewal

    I have valid b1/b2 visa for USA but I lived in Canada for 8 years and now my Canadian visa is expired but my application for permanent residency is in process , I never been to USA before , will this be a problem for me as I’m planning to visit USA for 3 months , Plz suggest something . I’m currently in India .

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  32. Sriram Gopalaratnam

    Need to make reservations on Emirates for Oct 10th from SFO to MAA. Can I go ahead and make the reservation now? Or do I wait till Indian Government announces when the international ban (currently at Sep 30th) is relaxed, which will include Emirates to fly from USA to India?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sriram! It is not yet certain whether Emirates will be flying to India in October. You should wait till this month end for further announcement by the government of India.

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  33. Alejandro

    Those passenger elegibility in the article don’t match to MHA decrete which also mentioned foreign citizens holding a valid US visa to travel to USA from India.

    Could you clear that?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Alejandro! Yes, foreign citizens, including Indians, holding a valid US visa can travel to USA from India on United Airlines flights.

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  34. Nish

    Hi! I plan on having my parents with B1/b2 travel from BLR TO DFW in the next few days . Do they have to provide any covid negative tests to the airlines or government or on landing in United States ? Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nishchithan! No COVID test is mandatory for Indians traveling out of the country. There is no such protocol for outbound international travelers. However, they must be asymptomatic in thermal screening at the time of boarding.

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  35. Rajesh

    Hi! Do you know if United is going to operate flights in October to India. If so, when can I book those flights. Thank you!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! United Airlines resumed services to India in the last week of July. United’s US-India schedule got extended through September. So, we are much sure that United Airlines will operate flights to India in October too. Once the October schedule is announced, you can book your travel through our website as well. Please watch out our Facebook page for latest updates.

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  36. S Bajpai

    I saw that Lufthansa can take passengers from Delhi to USA vis Frankfurt or Munich. But I also saw on IATA website that the US ban on Schengen countries entry includes anyone in transit in those countries? Do these flights only carry US citizens/Green Card holders or can we travel on B1/B2 as well?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Mr. Bajpai! Indians holding B1/B2 visa can’t travel on Lufthansa flights from India.

      Reply
  37. Jaya

    Can an Indian National on B2 visa travel by United in September? Or are we advised to take only Vande Bharat flights?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jaya! Yes, Indian nationals on B2 visa can fly on United Airlines to the USA in September.

      Reply
  38. Parth Panchal

    I have a question:
    My Fiance has a valid B1/B2 visa and she is planning to visit me in USA. We are thinking of booking United ticket from Mumbai to Newark to Dallas in september. I am neither a US citizen nor Green Card holder and Fiance is not considered as a family member.
    So, my question is – irrespective of my visa status, Can my Fiance travel from India to US on B1/B2 visa? Will she face any issue during immigration? (We are going to book return ticket and also have strong reason to return to India).

    Any inputs would be highly appreciated.

    Thank You!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Parth! As per the latest information available with us, Indians on a valid B1/B2 visa can travel on United flights to the USA. Be advised to check with United Airlines before booking travel.

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  39. Parth Panchal

    I have a question:
    My fiance has a valid B1/B2 visa and planning to visit me in USA. We are planning to book United flight from Mumbai to Newark to Dallas in september. I am neither US citizen nor a green card holder and Fiance is not considered as a family member.
    So my question is – irrespective of my visa status, Can she travel? Will she face any issue with immigration? (We are going to book an return ticket and have a valid reason to return to India).

    Any inputs would be highly appreciated.

    Thank You!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Parth! Indian nationals hold valid US visa can travel to USA on United Airlines. She on a tourist visa can travel only on Air India or United Airlines.

      Reply
  40. Sai

    Hi,
    My father is a greencard holder and wants to travel from Chennai to Boston. Ideally I would like him to reach Boston from London or Frankfurt instead of flying via Newyork where he needs to complete immigration before boarding a subsequent flight which is difficult for him. What are his current options?

    thanks,
    Sai.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sai! You father can travel on British Airways via London, Lufthansa via Frankfurt/Munich, United Airlines via Newark Liberty airport, and Air India via Chicago. British Airways has the shorted flight from Chennai to Boston via London. Be advised to call our travel advisories on 1-800-615-3969 for suitable itineraries for your father’s hassle-free travel.

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  41. Manish

    Hi,
    My father has B2 Visa with 10 year validity. Can he travel in September on Air-India flights to visit us in USA?
    Do he need to have any special letter or request / document from my side to show ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manish! Yes, your father can travel on Air India flights in September. Some Indians traveling to the USA, with a valid tourist visa, are facing interrogation about their purpose of visit and their connection in the USA during immigration clearance at the airport. It would better and safer if you can provide him a letter/document from you side.

      Reply
  42. Dev

    Dear Team,

    Appreciate your help with questions of so many people in need. I have a valid H1B visa stamp on my passport so i can book a United flight from India to USA in Sept 2020 now that United is flying through Sept 2020 from India ?

    Reply
  43. rahul

    hey
    I am just looking to travel from india to usa on b1 b2 visa valid for next 5 years !
    will i be able to board the flight with united airlines.

    Reply
  44. Ruella Moras

    Hello,

    I am booking tickets for my parents on luftansa operated by united. The route is Bangalore–Frankfurt–Newark. THey will be travelling on a visitor visa. Is the stopover in frankfurt allowed, or do I need to book the direct flight from BLR-Delhi–Newark?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Ruella! Though Lufthansa flight is to be operated by United Airlines, Indians on a visitor visa may not be allowed boarding and transit through Frankfurt. Be advised to book your parents’ travel on United Airlines or Air India.

      Reply
  45. Parul Dalal

    i am a canadian citizen oci card holder , right now in India. I wish to visit USA, can I travel with united airlines.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Parul! Of course, you can travel on United Airlines to Canada. But we are not sure whether you can travel to USA. Be advised to contact and check with United Airlines. Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Reply
  46. JOHN A CASTELINO

    What are the quarantine norms at Newark airport travelling from Mumbai to Newark?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi John! Those traveling to New Jersey/New York need to undergo home-quarantine for 14 days.

      Reply
  47. Ravichandran Srinivasan

    Hi,
    I am taking United on September 23rd from Delhi to Newark. Does United require a Covid Negative certificate by Indian nationals to board their flight at Delhi bound for Newark. Also does Newark airport require a Covid negative certificate to disembark there?
    Ravi

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ravichandran! Neither United Airlines nor Newark Airport requires you to produce a negative COVID19 certificate. Please note, you will undergo thermal screening before you board the flight at Delhi airport. If you are found symptomatic, you won’t be allowed to travel. So, make sure to stay in good health.

      Reply
  48. Selvaraj N

    Hi
    I am Indian passport holder with green card, planning to travel Los Angels-Delhi-Chennai via United Airlines on 28th Sep. The LA-Delhi and Delhi-Chennai are separate PNR tickets. What are the formalities I need to complete prior to
    my travel from LA ? Do I need to register with Indian Embassy/Consulate, fill up and submit self declaration form at newdelhiairport.in, do covid test prior to travel? Selvaraj

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  49. Siddesh

    Hi
    I am Indian Passport holder looking to travel to Bengaluru in Late October. What are the best options for me?
    Is registering with embassy mandatory if I book tickets with IndiaEagle for AirIndia flights?
    Please let me know the process and procedure to be followed

    Reply
  50. Nirmal Singh

    My wife and I are both US Passport holders with OCI card presently in Delhi.
    We want to travel to Orlando or Miami from Delhi by Business class around 10 October and return in mid April.
    Our dates are flexible.
    Can you help us with the bookings.
    We will be glad to give Delhi phone contact on your confirmation.

    Reply
  51. Vineel

    Hello, I am looking to travel to Hyderabad, India in 1st week of Dec and travel back to USA. PLease let me know what are the things I need to follow.

    Thanks.

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  52. ram

    Dear Sir,

    Me and my wife are Indian Nationals currently on a Visit tonUSA. Our Period of Stay expired and we hv sought extn of stay with US Immigration. Our US Visa valid till March 2021.Meanwhile we propose to book our Return To BLR from SFO via United. Kindly clarify the flg points
    1. whether Registration for the Indian Nationals Holding Indian Passports is required to be done with Indian Consulate Germany and is Mandatory ? If so is this not contradictory to what is stated above mrntioning Such Regn is not reqd.Understand many travellers who hv booked their flights are finding difficult to register with Indian Consulate Germany
    Further whether Transiting thro Frankfurt is allowed for Indian Nationals

    Grateful for your reply. Thanks .Ram

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ram! Yes, it is mandatory to register with the Indian Consulate in Germany if you board a connection flight to India from Frankfurt or Munich. Registering with the Indian Embassy/Consulate in the United States is no longer required. India-bound travelers from USA are transiting through Frankfurt these days. Please note things may change at any time.

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  53. Vignesh

    Dear Sir,

    I am planning to book tickets for my elderly mother from Chennai to Newark via Delhi in October first week. Yet to book tickets. Will baggage be changed from Vistara to United flight by airlines or do we need to checkout from Vistara and checkin to United? Also, any idea about how wheel chair assistance works?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vignesh! If the entirely itinerary from Chennai to Newark is ticketed together in a single PNR, the same baggage rules will apply to the Vistara flight and the flight by United Airlines. You need to contact the airline and request wheelchair assistance for your mother.

      Reply
  54. Deepika

    I hold a B1/B2 visa and have already visited USA last year. I want to go to US to meet my boyfriend and come back within two weeks. If I am eligible to fly?

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  55. Venkat

    My wife is returning to US in the first week of October after a month’s stay in India. She will be traveling by United from Delhi to Newark and take a domestic United flight from Newark to Chicago. What are the COVID-19 related protocols she is subjected to in Delhi and Newark?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      There is no protocol for people traveling from India to USA. However, she should be found asymptomatic in thermal screening before boarding flight at Delhi airport and keep wearing a good-quality mask.

      Reply
  56. SANJAY SHARMA

    I am looking for Dec and Jan schedule del- ord-sfo- del. Direct flight. Not getting direct flight from del to ord.
    Pl help and guide how to book.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sanjay! You can easily book flights for the lowest fares on the website of Indian Eagle. FYI, United Airlines will start operating Chicago-Delhi direct flights in December 2020. The booking window for this new service has not yet opened.

      Reply
  57. Praveen

    I am looking to book tickets from India to the USA in October first week through United airlines. I have a valid F visa. Seeing the above comments, it says that the United airlines October schedule is not released yet. Should I travel in September itself to avoid the risk of getting stuck? Are there any other alternatives for me in October first week.

    Also, let me know where can I see the travel and arrival guidelines for traveling from India to the US.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Praveen! You have only two options – Air India and United Airlines. Though United Airlines’ October schedule is not yet announced, United Airlines will be operating throughout October for sure. Be advised to wait till this weekend if you are not in a hurry. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance and booking.

      Reply
  58. Biju Mathew

    Hello, Would like to know if US citizen could return bavk from India . Cochin to Los Angeles in October. Will the other commercial flights be starting. Thx

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Biju! Yes, US citizens, OCI cardholders and Green cardholders can travel from Cochin, India to Los Angeles, USA in October. US citizens can travel on Air India, United Airlines, British Airways, and Air France-Delta Airlines. Be advised to check suitable itineraries available on IndianEagle.com.

      Reply
  59. Mamata

    Any update for October schedule of United airlines flying to India? Please provide information about it

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mamata! This article is updated with the details of United Airlines’ October schedule. Be requested to go through the article again. Thank you!

      Reply
  60. Goutham Nagaraj Naidu

    Can we take a flight that transits via london to india from USA ? Can we BA from US to London and London to bangalore ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      HI Goutham! Yes, you can. Indian nationals, OCI cardholders and foreign nationals having a valid visa to India can travel on British Airways from USA to India.

      Reply
  61. Tammy

    Hi there. We are US citizens/passport holders and have a valid Indian visa that we used when we visited Rajasthan in January 2020. We are planning a trip to the Maldives October 25, and have a United flight booked to Mumbai. We are hoping to spend a day or two in Mumbai before flying to Male on GoAir. We plan to have negativeCovid tests before boarding. Will this work?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tammy! Yes, it will work for you. You may be asked to show the confirmed ticket for your onward international flight from Mumbai, upon arrival at Mumbai airport.

      Reply
  62. Aks

    Please confirm whether ticket can be booked in october to travel to India on last week of November or should we need to wait for the announcement of the November schedule ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Akshay! You can search for airlines and itineraries for your travel in November on our website IndianEagle.com. No doubt, United Airlines will continue to operate to India. FYI, United Airlines’ November schedule will be announced in the last week of this month.

      Reply
  63. Malay Sarkar

    Hallo, we , both are senior citizens (aged 68 and 60 years) like to travel back to Kolkata from Seattle, USA . We both are having hypertension and blood sugar problem since long and we are to take medicines regularly. We are stranded here in USA for nine months. Can we travel by these flights safely without any hazard? Or, can you please guide us , what are the steps and protocols, that we have to follow for the travel.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Sir! Yes, you can travel back to Kolkata. You can choose to travel on Air India, United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, or Emirates. FYI, Lufthansa’s flights to India are currently suspended till October 20. Emirates is currently not serving Seattle. Virgin Atlantic’s flights to India are from New York; hence, you need to catch a flight from Seattle connecting to New York. That’s why, be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary/flight for your hassle-free travel from Seattle to Kolkata. Since there is no direct/nonstop flight between Seattle and Kolkata, you need an itinerary with short travel time and short layover at the connecting airport. Please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/air-india-vbm-air-bubble-flights-2020/ for information on quarantine and how to get exempted from it in India. Bhalo thakben. Sustho thakben.

      Reply
  64. Harsh

    I am in H1b and my wife on H4. We are planning to return to India in November First Week. Is there any restrictions on travelling? As the DGCA website says “Stranded Indians” can travel, i am not sure if we belong to that category.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harsh! The restrictions have been eased. Indians in the US are no longer bound to any category. The word ‘stranded’ has become generic now. You and your spouse, both can travel to India this month or in November.

      Reply
  65. Aditya

    Hello

    My Grandma traveling from Mumbai on October 21 to Los Angeles via Newark EWR through United Airlines. She is greencard holder. What process to be followed in terms of submitting forms, registration, providing covid test result etc?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditya! There is no such protocol as registration, COVID testing, or filling out a form for people traveling to USA from India.

      Reply
  66. Sarvs Saga

    I am an Indian citizen with F1 visa studying in the USA. My F1 visa does not expire until May 2021. I am traveling from USA to India to visit my family for the Winter break. But I am planning to leave early as college is completely online now.
    Will I be allowed to enter India and will there be any complications while returning to the USA during Mid January 2021?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! Being an Indian citizen, you are allowed to enter India. There are no restrictions. Given the current situation, we can say that there won’t be complications over your return to the US. However, the future scenario cant be predicted.

      Reply
    • Anjali M

      Hello. I am also planning to travel between the USA and India on an F1 visa and my visa expires 3-4 months after the travel period. Were you able to travel between the USA and India via United Airlines? I am asking because Air India requires 6-month validity of an F1 visa and I was wondering whether United Airlines has a similar requirement.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  67. Balaji

    Hi please advise whether are there any restrictions for business travel this month to Dallas using B1/B2 business visa and also are there any quarantine procedures to be followed for Indian citizens traveling from India.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Balaji! There is no restriction. You can travel on a tourist/business visa to USA. There is no quarantine protocol for international arrivals in the USA.

      Reply
  68. Ratna Verma

    Hi – I am Indian national with Indian passport and have L1 visa for USA.Can i travel from the united flight from India to USA in October?

    Reply
      • Ram parkash

        Hi i am b1b2 visa holder travelling to usa in October 2020 I have travelled before in 20180also. I am going to meet my friend in callifornia. Can I travel in United Airlines Delhi to San Francisco flight. Can I face any problems during immigration in USA?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Ram Prakash! Yes, you can travel on United Airlines from Delhi to SFO. Whether you can enter the US, depends on how long your B2 visa is valid.

          Reply
  69. Chaitanya

    Hi
    I am an Indian national and planning to travel to Newark on B1 visa. Could you please update about the quarantine rules to be followed in New Jersey.

    I am planning to return in a week, so would like to understand if any quarantine rules are against it.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chaitanya! Unlike India, there is not quarantine protocol in New Jersey for international arrivals.

      Reply
  70. Amit

    Hi, I am an Indian national with Green card planning to travel from Indiana to Bangalore. As per United Airlines, I will have to take a flight from Indiana->Newark->Delhi->Bangalore. Will i be required to quarantine or get tested in Delhi? As per Delhi airport website, all transit passengers need to be in institutional quarantine for 7 days.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amit! There is no more institutional quarantine in Bangalore for people from abroad. In case, you are found symptomatic, you will be shifted to a medical facility from the airport. To get exempted from institutional quarantine in Delhi, you should get your entire itinerary booked in a single ticket/PNR. Or else, you can take a test within 96 hours of your flight to India and carry the report with negative COVID-19 status. For more information, please go through https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/air-india-vbm-air-bubble-flights-2020/

      Reply
  71. Merin

    Hello, I am planning to visit India for 2 weeks during December 2020 and come back to US by end of December, I am a Green Card Holder. My question is :
    1. Is it allowed to travel for just to visit family?
    2. What documents are needed to carry to fly from US to India?and from India to Usa while return journey?
    3. Will there be institutional quarantine required during December traveling for flying from USA to India and back to USA from India ?
    4. What other suggestions you have ?
    5. Also , let me know if visitor visa ‘s are approved at this time for someone to visit US with no solid reason other than visiting family and friends?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Meghna! You can travel to India without a compelling reason to visit your family. No special documents are needed except usual travel documents including passport for travel between USA and India. Recently, institutional quarantine has been eased in some parts of India. Even some Indian states including Karnataka and Kerala have scrapped institutional quarantine for people from abroad. Come December, institutional quarantine will be eased further. FYI, there is no institutional quarantine protocol in the USA. Yes, Indians on visitor visa (B1/B2) can travel to the USA with no solid reason. Some of our customers have traveled to USA on a tourist/visitor visa in the past few weeks.

      Reply
  72. Chidambara Seetharaman

    I am a US citizen with OCI card who has to travel from Dallas (DFW) to Tiruvananthapuram (TRV) India immediately to attend a funeral. What options are available for travel.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chidambara! There is no entry/travel restriction for OCI cardholders. You can travel on Emirates, Air India, United Airlines, British Airways, or Air France-Delta. For the best itinerary and flight, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  73. vadal

    Hi, I am traveling from NYC to Madurai. Is it possible to Take flight from Newark->Delhi->Chennai and taking a car ride to madurai from chennai airport?

    Will I be able to get a TN Epass at the airport? Will I be required to quarantine in Chennai even if I get a Covid-19 negative test from USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vadal! Yes, you can take a car ride/make road trip to Madurai from Chennai Airport. The counter at the airport, where e-passes were being issued, has been shut down. Please be advised to obtain an e-pass online. No, you won’t quarantined at an institutional facility if you get a negative test within 96 hours of your scheduled arrival at Chennai airport. Please note, 7-14 day home quarantine is mandatory for everyone arriving from abroad.

      Reply
      • vadal

        Thanks for the quick reply.

        The epass website requires Indian mobile number to start the process. Can people in india get the pass for me?

        getting the test within 96hrs of chennai airport will be impossible. May be for delhi airport. Will this be a big problem.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vadal! We’re not sure whether the e-pass downloaded by someone in India will work for you. Major Indian airports including Chennai airport have started COVID-19 testing. You can take the test at the airport itself, receive the result within 4-5 hours, and exit the airport if the result is negative. There is a dedicated lounge for those who wait for the test results at the airport. The test and lounge cost Rs 5000 per individual.

          Reply
  74. Ullas

    Hi,

    I need to travel to DTW from BLR on 15th of November, is it possible that we take connection in Europe to and fro?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ullas! You can travel from USA to India via Europe (currently, France and London because Lufthansa has suspended its operations to India). However, you can’t travel from India to USA via Europe. For return travel, Air India and United Airlines are the only options for you.

      Reply
  75. Kumar

    Hi,

    My Inlaws having US visiting visas and my 3 year old daughter,an US citizen is in india with them.

    We are planning to bring my inlaws and my daughter to USA from India. Are there any covid related tests they need to do to travel to USA from hyd to delhi to newyark to Charlotte all through united airlines?

    If yes,when they need to do before travel and any other restrictions. Any other documents they need to fill related to covid 19

    Reply
  76. kumar

    Hi,

    My daughter 3 yrs old having USA citizenship with entry visa . My inlaws have visiting visa of US with indian passport.

    Can they travel without any restrictions from India to USA ( hyd to delhi to newyark to Charlotte) in United?

    Any covid tests needs to be done before travel or any documents needs to be filled

    Reply
  77. Anoop

    Hi,
    I need to travel to DTW from BLR on Nov 6, Can I book the tickets now before the Nov schedule is announced? If not when will the Nov schedule be announced.?

    Reply
  78. Kris

    I am a US Citizen/Passport with OCI card. My wife has a Russian Passport with a US Green Card and an OCI card. We live in USA. Can we travel from USA to India on United Airlines or Air India in November with these credentials? Thank you.

    Reply
  79. Smita

    Hello,
    I am an Indian citizen with valid H4 visa till Dec 2021. I am planning to travel from India to USA in November.Am i eligible to fly united airlines with the visa and when will the tickets for November be available for booking?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Smita! Yes, you can travel on United Airlines in November 2020. United Airlines’ November schedule is not yet announced. It will be announced in the fourth week of this month. We are taking bookings for travel on United Airlines in November and December. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for convenient booking and all the information related to your travel. Thank you!

      Reply
  80. Sangita

    Hello,
    I am an US citizen with Indian tourist visa. Is it possible to travel to Mumbai in November from US?
    Thanks,

    Reply
  81. Anushka

    Hi,
    I am an Indian Citizen and have a United States Green Card. I was planning on traveling to Bangalore from Chicago with United airlines on November 1st and return on January 3rd. Will I be allowed to fly to India? On United’s website, I saw two types of flights, one that routes from Chicago to Frankfurt to Bangalore (The Frankfurt Bangalore flight was a United operated by Lufthansa) and another that flies from Chicago to Newark to Mumbai to Bangalore. I also wanted to know if I will be allowed to fly on either flight? Or which flight would be the preferred option?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anushka! You can take any one of the two routes to travel to India from USA. But, Indians are not permitted to travel on Lufthansa or United-operated Lufthansa flights from India to USA. Hence, you may not be able to take route via Frankfurt for you return travel.

      Reply
      • Anushka

        Thank you for your response! I was recently told by the Indian Consulate in New York that I should take a direct flight of United Airlines from USA to India. Do you have any knowledge about this? Can you also confirm if Etihad Airways has permission to fly to India? Thank you!

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Anushka! Etihad Airways has permission to fly passengers from Abu Dhabi, not the USA. The Indian Consulate in New York might have recommended United Airlines’ direct flight because United Airlines is part of the US-India air bubble agreement.

          Reply
          • Anand Mamdani

            Hi, I am planning to book a flight for my parents who are Indian citizens with valid US visa (B1/B2) from Mumbai to EWR on United Airlines in late-November, 2020. Are they eligible to fly United Airlines with Valid US visa (B1/B2) for the month of November,2020?

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Anand! Yes, they can travel on United Airlines with a valid US visa.

  82. Vinod Mirchandani

    I am a US Citizen traveling to India. My destination is Pune via Delhi. I plan to take the RT PCR test and submit the results. What is the quarantine period in Pune given that I will have submitted my test results. I have two legs of travel and separate tickets –one to Delhi and then another to Pune. Is this acceptable or do I have buy a ticket direct to Pune?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vinod! 14-day home quarantine is mandatory for those traveling to Pune from abroad. Having separate tickets is not a problem.

      Reply
  83. Shibha

    Hi I have booked travel from my mother from New Delhi to SFO through United airlines on November 11 , 2020.
    Could you please let me know what documents are needed with respect to COVID 19 please ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shibha! No documents related to COVID19 are required for travel to USA from India.

      Reply
  84. Usha agarwal

    I am holding b1 /b2 visa and booked tkt from united airlines from kolkata – delhi-sfo. Kol to delhi tkt is issued by vistara airlines. Am I required to get my covid test prior to boarding at delhi? Is test conducted at Kolkata will be valid since the lay over between landing at delhi domestic airport to boading at delhi International Airport is only 3.30 hours. Kindly guide

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Usha! You don’t need any COVID-19 test to travel to the USA and board your international flight at Delhi airport. Be assured about it.

      Reply
  85. Anushka

    Hi,
    A travel ban from the Indian government was just extended till November 30th. Do you know which flights this will affect? Will it affect United flights from Newark to India?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anushka. It is not a travel ban. Simply, the suspension of normal international flights to and from India has been extended till November 30, 2020. It has nothing to do with air bubble flights being operated United Airlines, Air India and other airlines.

      Reply
  86. Balaji

    Hi,

    I am planning to travel from Chennai to New York on November 7th, 2020. Good options seem to be MAA-BOM-EWR or MAA-DEL-EWR/JFK on Air India or United. Do we need COVID PCR-RT test result to travel on United or Air India.? We have valid US visas.

    Between BOM and DEL, are there any special rules transiting them? Would they consider as Internation transit passengers and not subject to domestic passenger quarantine rules.

    Thanks for all your support answering queries.
    Balaji

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Balaji! You don’t need a COVID test to travel on Air India and United Airlines. There is neither any rule nor any restriction to transit via BOM or DEL during your journey from India to the USA. While flying out of India, there is no domestic quarantine rule.

      Reply
  87. Pema

    When can we fly with Travel visa to India for American citizens? I only see flights available Jan 2021. Can we fly on travel visa prior to that? Thank you

    Reply
    • Indian Eagle Post author

      Hi Prema! Travel visa and e-visa are currently banned by India. You can apply for an emergency visa and travel to India. The ban on travel visa and e-visa may be lifted in January 2021. Currently, flights to India are available.

      Reply
  88. Saal

    Flying on Nov 8. The flight is United Airlines from San Franciso to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Bengaluru the flight is operated by Lufthansa.
    I and my wife have Indian passport and my kids have US passport with OCI card and emergency visas.
    Please can you let me know if it is okay to travel in the above flight with all the necessary documents like self declaration form, exemption form, negative rtpcr COVID test form.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saal! First let us know whether you hold a single PNR for the entire itinerary from USA to India.

      Reply
  89. Deepa

    Hi. I’m planning to travel from US to Mumbai. I’m a US Citizen and got OCI. This is for my personal visit to my parents and will be staying for 4 weeks. Will I be able to fly to India in the next 1 week with a valid OCI? Also is there any pre Covid-19 Test required?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Deepa! Yes, you can travel to India with a valid OCI card. If you travel with a negative COVID-19 test report from the US, you will get exempted from 7-day institutional quarantine in Mumbai. Or else, you can take an Express RT-PCR test at Mumbai airport upon arrival. For more information about Mumbai’s quarantine rules and exemption, please go through https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/mumbai-quarantine-rule-international-flyers/ . Pleas note being an OCI cardholders, you may not be able to travel on Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways.

      Reply
  90. Saif

    Hi, I am planning to travel from Dallas to Mumbai (United airlines) and then Mumbai to Patna (Indigo). Our domestic flight is a day after we arrive in Mumbai. We have two separate PNR (tickets) for international and domestic legs of our trip. We have 2 minor kids (<10 years old), hence we plan to apply for the exemption from the institutional quarantine. We have a question regarding our domestic flight. Since we have two separate PNRs (tickets), do we need to show negative RT PCR test in order to catch our domestic flight. Or, the exemption from the institutional quarantine is sufficient.

    Reply
    • syed

      Hi Saif,

      on the 15th Oct my wife traveled to India from USA ATL due to a family emergency. She had two separate tickets just like your case. We had a covid test before traveling and she carried her covid test results too.

      Here is her experiences
      1. no need to do covid tests in the USA, because in the Delhi Airport they do covid tests for all incoming passengers and they give reports in 6hrs.
      2. Complete self-registration “https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration” you need it before you board a flight in the USA. Carry a printout and you’ll get a confirmation number in your email. They will ask you to show the confirmation email on your phone.
      3. boarding experience and flight experience till Delhi was OK..just mask were mandatory in the flight.
      4. AFter immigration in India, all the incoming passengers are supposed to through covid test…it’s a MUST!! they were charging 5000Rs/- Indian currency only. No $ or CC was accepted. So please carry Indian currency. My wife had to go through a hard time due to a shortage of Indian currency.
      5. once they take samples for the covid test, there is a wait time of around 5-6 hr. Passenger can’t move out of that area until the covid result will be out.
      6. I don’t know what is the process if someone comes out covid +tive, but my wife’s result came out negative so she was able to catch her local connecting flight within India.
      7. because her covid test was negative, so no 14 quarantine restriction or stamp on hand etc..

      I hope this information will help you.

      Reply
  91. Niki

    Hi , Planning to fly to Bangalore from San Francisco Air India for 7 – 10 days. Will they let me fly back from India within 7 days of arrival if test is negative and asymptomatic
    Is it possible to fly back from India to USA within 7 day of arrival?
    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Niki! You can take a return flight within 7 days of your arrival in Bengaluru, but on certain conditions. Upon arrival, you need to show your confirmed return ticket of not more than 7 days from the date of your arrival, any document regarding your purpose of visit, place of stay/hotel reservation in your destination, and a negative RT-PCR test report. If you travel to Bengaluru without a RT-PCR test report, a COVID-19 test will be performed on you at Bengaluru airport.

      Reply
  92. Sam

    Hi, my friend is studying in the US. She is doing her project work now. She wants to come to India for Diwali and return to US post Diwali. She has a valid visa. Will the re-entry to US be a problem?

    Reply
  93. Rakesh

    Hi,
    I am Indian national and have Indian passport.

    My travel plans:
    Onwards on Jan 22 2021 from BLR->DEL->EWR->IAD on United (UA83)
    Return on May 30 2021 from IAD->EWR->DEL->BLR on United (UA82)

    Please let me know if I can book this onwards and return tickets. Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rakesh! You can now book your travel for those dates. Please note airlines’ schedule may be revised at any time in the future.

      Reply
  94. Jaffer

    Hi, I am planning to Travel to Chennai from Newark (USA) with connecting flight in Delhi. If I get a RT-PCR negative report submitted, will I be good to reach Chennai without any further quarantine issues? And would like to know the current testing and quarantine rules in Delhi and Chennai. Please advise. Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jaffer! If the RT-PCR test is conducted within 72 hours of undertaking the journey to India and the test result is approved on Air Suvidha, you will be through to Chennai via Delhi without quarantine issues. If the test taken in the US is not approved on Air Suvidha for any reason, you are likely to be quarantined upon arrival in Delhi, the port of entry. You can opt for a test at Delhi airport if the connection time for Chennai is as long as 7-8 hours.

      Reply
  95. Dev

    Dear Team,

    Any update on United’s November 2020 schedule from India ?, mine was a good experience when I travelled from Bangalore to New Jersey in Sept. Now i need to book ticket for my father so he can travel.

    Reply
  96. Sujesh

    Hello All,

    I’m planning to travel on Nov 3rd week to the USA and have a valid visa, my destination is Dallas. The united airlines are routed through Mumbai/ Newark airport/Dallas. Is there any pre checklist or quarantine procedures need to be followed

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sujesh! There is no quarantine in place for those traveling to Dallas from India.

      Reply
  97. Susmitha

    Hello All,
    My mother is traveling from Hyderabad to Dallas on Nov 26th, through United and Vistara
    Hyderabad->Delhi->Newark->Dallas. This is her first time travel, want to know if there is anyone else with same itinerary.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Susmitha! We are sorry for delay in responding to you. Please join our group on Facebook and post your query seeking travel companion for your mother there.

      Reply
  98. Kannan VT

    my wife wanted to travel from Chennai INDIA to Houston USA. She has B1/B2 visa.WHat are the flight options and precautions she should take ? Is she allowed to travel ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kannan! Yes, she can travel to the USA from India. B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines (direct flights). Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the most suitable itinerary for her travel and the information related to her travel.

      Reply
  99. Suresh

    Parents with B2 visa are traveling from MAA – Delhi – EWR on Dec 5, 2020 through united airlines. Do they need to take any COVID-19 PCR test from India before they depart? are there any restrictions at EWR after arrival? Any one can share some recent experience or provide inputs.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Suresh! No such requirement is mandatory for those traveling from India to Newark. As per some reports, international arrivals may be put to COVID testing at Newark Airport. Given the current circumstances, it is recommended that they take a RT-PCR test in India before undertaking the journey.

      Reply
  100. SacSin

    Hi,

    I did read previous comments and as per my understanding United airlines did allow passengers on VALID US B-1/2 VISA (business/tourist) to board the plane. Now its almost end of November, has there been any change in rules or can passengers with valid US visa still travel to USA.

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi SacSin! Indian passport holders with a valid US visa can still travel to the US only on Air India and United Airlines.

      Reply
  101. DS

    Hello,
    Has international travel been suspended until December 31st?
    I have a united flight on the 29th Nov from Bombay to New York on a b1/b2 visa. Can I still travel?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Drishti! International travel has not been suspended. You can travel on the scheduled date/dates. What you booked for your travel to New York is an air bubble flight. Currently normal/regular international flights are suspended till December 31, 2020.

      Reply
  102. Ajay

    Hi ,
    My flight is schedule on 2 Dec 2020 with United Airlines , is there any change for me ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ajay! There is no change to the schedule. If you an Indian Eagle customer, please call us at 1-800-615-3969 for confirmation. Or else, you can contact United Airlines.

      Reply
  103. vidhi singla

    Hey,
    I am an Indian passport holder holder and studying in the USA with F-1 visa. I am planning to go to India in the second week of December (2020). Can I book my flight ticket with British airways or does it need to be either Air India or United Airlines?
    Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can book my tickets.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vidhi! In the current scenario, United Airlines and Air India are the safest airlines for Indian passport holders.

      Reply
      • vidhi singla

        Hi,

        Oh okay thanks!
        I looked at the counties India has air bubble with and UK and USA are both included. So, will the British airways not a good or safe option?
        United has only bad policy that’s why I was looking for other airlines.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vidhi! Yes, India has air bubble agreement with the US and the UK. British Airways is part of the India-UK bubble agreement. Travel bubble is like a direct corridor between two countries, hence Indian citizens are required to take direct routes between the US and India.

          Reply
    • Poorvi

      I’d just book United or air India to be safe
      There is too much confusion as to who can transit via London and British airways isn’t allowing anyone but British nationals and British citizens with OCI and when you ask your agent to refund your booking because they won’t let you get on the flight they’ll ask you for a change fee without having let you know you bf ant travel on that flight I’m the first place they just issue the ticket and then expect you to figure it out with BA or embassies.

      Reply
  104. Deepak

    I am a US passport holder with a OCI card. Want to travel to USA by UA code share with Lufthansa Bangalore – Frankfurt – Boston and back Boston – Frankfurt – Bangalore Jan first week
    I know going to USA is not a problem is returning back to Bangalore via Frankfurt an issiue even if it code share UA flight

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Deepak! As far as we know, OCI cardholders cannot travel through Frankfurt even though it is a United Airlines codeshare flight.

      Reply
  105. Nairs

    Hi,

    I and my family needs to travel to Bangalore, India (one-way). Three of us are valid Indian passport holders and one of us (minor) is a USA citizen with OCI Card. Can we travel on United Airlines / Operated by Lufthansa in route Houston-Frankfurt-Bangalore? Or does repatriation flights from USA have to be through Delhi or Mumbai?

    Thanks and Regards

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nairs! Neither Indian passport holders nor OCI cardholders can travel on United-Lufthansa codeshare flights. We are booking our customers on Air India and United Airlines (direct) flights for hassle-free between USA and India.

      Reply
  106. INDRAJIT CHATTERJEE

    Hello,
    I am planning to travel from Los Angeles to Kolkata. Please let me know is there a mandatory COVID test required for boarding the flight from LA in United Airlines ? Also I have a 4 year old kid . Do we need Covid test for him as well to board the flight and for the quarantine exemptions in Delhi Airport ? Please suggest.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Indrajit! Yes, you need a RT-PCR negative certificate to continue onward travel from Delhi airport. COVID test is not mandatory for a 4-year-old.

      Reply
  107. Udit

    Hi, I am traveling to San Francisco on dec 14th 2020 from New Delhi. I have a b1b2 visa category . Can I travel with COVID test and this visa category are allowed to travel? and also if I give the hotel address , is there any problem in ordering to enter into United States . Custom and border protection will allow me to enter as my grandma and grandpa lives there on green card .

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Udit! You can travel on a B1/B2 visa to the United States from India. Usually, an RT-PCR or any other COVID test is not mandatory for traveling to USA from India unless it is mandated by the airline you will travel on.

      Reply
  108. Jewel

    Hello,

    I am traveling from Delhi to ORD ( Chicago) on December 25th ( tourist visa) by United airlines. Are there any COVID-19 specific requirements either at Delhi or Chicago? Do I need to do COVID testing prior to boarding in Delhi or after arrival in Chicago? Also, are there any quarantine requirements in Chicago for travelers from India?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jewel! May we know what airline you will travel on? If it is Qatar Airways, you need an RT-PCR certificate to board at Delhi Airport. Otherwise, not required. There is no quarantine protocol for those traveling to Chicago from India.

      Reply
      • Swapta

        Hi
        I am planning to travel in the month of feb this year with united airlines to las vegas from mumbai in B1/B2 visa for tourist purpose. Will i be allowed to enter US?

        Reply
  109. Rajan

    Hi –
    I came to India (Delhi) on Dec 15 from SFO. I carried RT-PCR negative test before boarding the flight.
    My original plan was to return on Jan 3,2021. Now, I’m planning to advance my ticket and travel on 27-Dec from Delhi to SFO on united Airlines non-stop.
    Do I need to take any PCR test and would there be any problem leaving India within 14 days (since home quarantine Is not completed) ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajan! If you are under home quarantine in Delhi, you will be able to travel back post 7 days after your arrival from the USA.

      Reply
      • Rajan

        Hi –
        Thanks for your reply. I Flew to Chennai after landing @ Delhi(from SFO). Can I head back to SFO via Delhi on United Airlines within 14 days. It’s already 7 days.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Rajan! On completion of 14-day home quarantine in Chennai/Tamil Nadu, you can travel back to the USA.

          Reply
  110. Parth

    Hello,

    I am on F1 visa and I want to know can I travel from mumbai to boston via frankfurt through lufthansa?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Parth! You can’t until normal/regular international civil flights resume.

      Reply
  111. karthik

    Hi,

    My mom is planing coming to Austin from Delhi on United airlines. I would like to know if should go ahead and book it on united website or like Air india is there any particular portal to do so.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karthik! You can book your mom’s travel without any hassle on our portal IndianEagle.com. For any information or assistance, you can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  112. Lily

    I have an OCI card, I want to travel from US to Bhopal in India on United. Do I need to quarantine in Delhi? There is 16 hour gap when the flight reaches Delhi and the next flight to Bhopal. Is there any procedure I will have to follow in Delhi? Can I stay overnight somewhere?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Lily! If you are traveling on United Airlines’ direct flight to Delhi with a negative pre-arrival RT-PCR test report uploaded onto Air Suvidha, you are exempted from quarantine in Delhi. Delhi Airport has a transit hotel, sleeping pods and other arrangements for overnight accommodation.

      Reply
  113. Rahul

    Hi,

    Parents are going to travel in to SFO -> Delhi -> Ahmedabad thru United Airline. They will be taking RT-PCR test result with them. Do they need to take RT-PCR test again when they arrive in Delhi.

    thanks,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! Since it is a direct flight from USA, your parents need not undergo another test upon arrival at Delhi Airport, if they are asymptomatic along with having pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report.

      Reply
  114. Jackson

    Hi thank you for the response to the queries it’s very helpful.

    I am planning to visit my daughter in dominican republic on april 2021. Kindly help me with what flights allow indian national to fly the United states .

    I have a valid B1 B2 visa . I am planning to keep Texas houston as a transit airport as it costs me very cheap.
    Please guide me for the same .

    I had booked flight with lufthansa on the 18 th April 2021. And they denied it as visa holders are not allowed on lufthansa

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jackson! You can travel to the US from India on Air India, Qatar Airways, and United Airlines (Direct flights).

      Reply
  115. Ayush

    Hi, I am planning to travel from DEL to ORD in April (and ORD to DEL) with United Airlines on B1/B2 Visa; I am an Indian citizen.

    For return leg of ORD to DEL I understand the Air Suvidha process and documents I need to upload.

    Is there is any such portal for DEL to USA leg? Or do I just present a negative RT-PCR test at the Delhi Airport before boarding?

    Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ayush! There is no such portal while traveling from India to USA. You need to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure.

      Reply
  116. Ravi Jog

    Hi,
    Planning to Travel BOM-EWR-SFO on 20 April 2021 by United Air . I am Green Card holder. Learn that RT-PCR , 72 Hours before Travel is mandatory for this Travel as per CDC. Am I correct?
    Please enlighten. Thanks

    Reply
  117. Sindhu

    Hello! Does anyone know if United is cancelling flights to India due to Covid-19? I have a return ticket from SFO to BLR for mid May. I want to see if I need to re-schedule. Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sindhu! United Airlines is operating flights from US to India. There is no cancellation due to COVID-19. If you are a customer of http://www.IndianEagle.com, please feel free to call our support desk for any other assistance.

      Reply

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