United Airlines US-India Flight Schedule August 2020:Travel Regulations, Eligibility, Health Checklist

Much to the pleasure of travelers from India and the United States, United Airlines announced additional special flights between USA and India through September 2, 2020. With due permission from Indian government, United Airlines resumed operations to India on July 17 as part of the US-India air travel bubble. United’s US-India flight schedule which was over on July 29 has now been extended till September 2.

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In the first phase of United Airlines’ US-India flight schedule, New Delhi was the only destination and origin for special United flights to and from India. Mumbai has been added to the phase two as the other origin of United flights from India to Newark (EWR). United will be operating three weekly Mumbai-Newark (BOM-EWR) flights from August 2 till August 30, 2020.

  • Delhi-Newark: Daily flight from August 1 till September 1
  • Newark-Delhi: Daily flight from August 1 till August 31
  • Delhi-San Francisco: Thrice a week (Mon/Wed/Sat) from August 3 till September 2
  • San Francisco-Delhi: Thrice a week (Mon/Thu/Sat) from August 1 till August 31
  • Mumbai-Newark: Thrice a week (Wed/Fri/Sun) from August 2 to August 30

Travelers who are eligible for United’s US-India flights  

All Indians and US nationals holding a valid travel document or visa to the US can book United flights from India to USA. Indian nationals, OCI card holders and US diplomats having a valid document/visa to travel to India can book United flights to New Delhi (DEL) from Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO).

Registration is not required for special United flights to India

Yes. Neither Indian passport holders nor OCI cardholders need to register for special United flights to India, unlike compulsory registration for Air India flights under the Vande Bharat Mission. United Airlines does not require you to register with the Indian Embassy or Indian Consul General 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.

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.

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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18 thoughts on “United Airlines US-India Flight Schedule August 2020: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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    • 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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  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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  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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  7. 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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  8. 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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