US-India Bubble Flights 2020-21: Air India Phase 7, United Airlines, Emirates, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic

With the Phase 7 of Air India VBM flights being scheduled to continue through March 2021, it is obvious that normal international flights to and from India will not resume anytime soon. Currently, Air India and United Airlines are the main carriers in the US-India air bubble travel corridor. These airlines and their passengers are bound to certain travel regulations under the US-India air bubble transport agreement – the latest updates of which we are sharing in our Travel News section. Though Emirates, British Airways, Air France and Virgin Atlantic are operating air bubble flights to and from India, Indian citizens/Indian Passport holders are not permitted to travel on these airlines from India to the USA.

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US-India Air Bubble Flights: Air India VBM Phase 7

Air India announced the phase 7 of Vande Bharat Mission for US-India air bubble flights. The phase 7 of Air India’s VBM flights between USA and India will take effect on November 1, 2020 and continue till March 28, 2021. Since compliance with certain guidelines is obligatory for travel to and from India in current times, you can trust Indian Eagle for hassle-free booking of your travel on air bubble flights. Please note given the unprecedented situation during the COVID19 pandemic, the VBM Phase 7 of Air India’s US-India bubble flights is subject to change on short notice.

Air India’s USA-India Flights Schedule: Phase 7

Also Check: United Airlines’ Schedule of US-India air bubble flights

Emirates Flights to India from USA

Of the few airlines flying to India from USA currently, Emirates resumed US-India flights starting August 15, 2020. The most-awaited Emirates flights between USA and India have connection time at Dubai for up to 6 hours. These days, Emirates Airlines is serving only six US cities, including New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago ORD, Houston IAH, Washington IAD, and Boston. Emirates flights to and from Dallas, Orlando, Seattle, San Francisco, and Newark EWR are currently suspended. Currently, you can book Emirates flights to India for Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram.

Emirates Airlines no longer requires you to travel with a negative RT-PCR certificate from the USA or via Dubai unless it is a mandatory requirement for entry to your final destination in India. However, you are required to have a negative COVID test report for boarding Emirates flights from India to USA.

If you take flights to Chennai on Emirate or any other airline, you are required to comply with Tamil Nadu’s guidelines for international arrivals. A negative RT-PCR report is mandatory for arrival at Chennai MAA airport unless you are in any of the exemption categories, including pregnancy, medical emergency, death in family, and traveling with kids under 10 years.

If you travel on Emirates flights to New Delhi or Mumbai from USA, you need a negative RT-PCR report to get exempted from institutional quarantine on arrival or continue on a domestic flight from either of those airports. Otherwise, you can opt for testing on arrival at Delhi or Mumbai airport.

If your first port of entry and final destination is in Karnataka or Kerala, you can board Emirates flights to Bengaluru, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram from USA without a negative RT-PCR test report.

Emirates Airlines is offering to insure passengers against COVID19 till the end of October 2020, irrespective of their origin, destination and travel class. Emirates’ COVID19 insurance policy covers medical and quarantine expenses for those who happen to get infected aboard flights. Passengers are required to ensure that they are COVID19 negative while boarding Emirates flights.

Lufthansa Flights to India from USA  

This August 13, Lufthansa flights resumed to India from Frankfurt and Munich under the bilateral air bubble agreement between Germany and India. We booked Lufthansa flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru for some of our customers, including Indian passport holders and foreign nationals of Indian origin from the USA until Lufthansa’s revised travel eligibility criteria for passengers took effect on October 21, 2020. Currently, Lufthansa is operating to and from New Delhi 4 days in a week, Mumbai 3 days in a week, and Bengaluru 3 days in a week.

Only US citizens with a valid visa to India (not OCI card or tourist visa) can travel on Lufthansa flights between USA and India as per the most recent revision of travel eligibility criteria. Obviously, US nationals holding an OCI card or tourist visa and Indian passport holders from the US are barred from traveling on Lufthansa’s inbound flights to India.

If you travel on Emirates flights to New Delhi or Mumbai from USA, you need a negative RT-PCR report to get exempted from institutional quarantine on arrival or continue on a domestic flight from either of those airports. Otherwise, you can opt for testing on arrival at Delhi or Mumbai airport.

India’s travel bubble corridor with the US and Germany has made way for Lufthansa’s inbound flights to India from Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Orlando, Tampa, San Francisco, and Washington Dulles Airport.

PCR COVID19 Tests at Lufthansa Hubs

The German government-approved COVID testing facilities at Lufthansa hubs – Frankfurt and Munich – can benefit India-bound travelers seeking exemption from institutional quarantine on arrival at Delhi IGI or Mumbai airport. The PCR test results available within as short time as 3-4 hours are linked to their Lufthansa flight tickets. A certified PCR COVID19 test (of throat swab) at Lufthansa hubs in Germany makes it easier for travelers to avoid being quarantined in the final destination. Notably, Munich Airport offers a free throat swab test to all passengers.

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British Airways: Air Bubble Flights to India

British Airways resumed flights to and from India on August 17. Part of the India-UK bilateral air travel bubble agreement, British Airways flights to India are currently serving New Delhi and Mumbai five times a week and Hyderabad and Bengaluru four times a week.

Only stranded Indian nationals, US citizens (without OCI cards) and their dependents with a valid visa (not tourist visa) can travel on British Airways’ outbound flights to India. Please note US nationals holding OCI cards are barred from traveling on BA flights to India. Only US citizens without OCI cards and their spouses/dependents with a valid US visa are eligible to board British Airways flights from India.

Virgin Atlantic Flights to India from USA

Virgin Atlantic flights to India will be resumed in September 2020. Virgin Atlantic’s London to New Delhi and Mumbai flights are scheduled under the UK-India air travel bubble arrangement. Virgin Atlantic flights to and from India will connect with the United States through London Heathrow. The airline will be operating three weekly flights to New Delhi starting September 2 and four weekly flights to Mumbai from September 17, 2020.

Indians in USA can board Virgin Atlantic’s India flights only from New York starting this September until further notice. Currently, the airline is not providing direct connections to and from other US cities. Delta Air Lines will connect Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington IAD to New York for Virgin Atlantic’s India flights.

Also Check: Things to Know if You’re Traveling to or from India

404 thoughts on “US-India Bubble Flights 2020-21: Air India Phase 7, United Airlines, Emirates, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic

        • pritty

          Hello sir is there any cancellation due to corona on 10th of September how is the situation in india i m so tensed if my hubby cant come back,he has a german citizien ship with indian passport..I m really so depressed

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  1. RUPESH POL

    What about Qatar Airways? Qatar has entered into air travel agreement with India. OCI, Indian stranded in Qatar, Qatari with Indian visa are allowed. Howvever, it is not clear if person in US can travel from US to Mumbai via Doha. Can you please help on this information?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prahlad! Currently, no airline is operating direct flights to Chennai from the US or any other country. They are providing connections to Chennai. Yes, Chennai Airport recently opened up for international flights from the Middle East.

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    • Selin

      Chennai should be banned for flights. Tamilnadu government is still not implementing the govt of india guidelines on quarantine. They are not accepting covid negative certificates for passengers coming from abroad. Shame on tamilnadu that you are doing this.

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  2. Nelson Henrybhai Christian

    My regular return from Newark-Mumbai-Ahmedabad of dt:3-9-2020 Nelson Christian,Karuna are confirmed or not? We have received itenaray of dt:3-9-2020 which shows Kennedy,N.Y. -Delhi-Mumbai-Ahmedabad which is not convinent to us ,as we are Sr.citizens having physical problem while travelling long distance.
    So.we humbly request you to send new itenary for Newark-Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight of any date available.
    Moreover,baggages are as usual or not.
    Thanking you,
    Nelson

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nelson! We will do our best to address your concern. Please share your Trip ID here or email to info@indianeagle.com, so that your booking details can be pulled out in the database. Thank you for reaching out to us!

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  3. Rajesh Pathania

    I had written e-mail to Contact Person in Min of Civil Aviation New Delhi that Adelaide-Delhi flight should form part of Vande Bharat Phase 6. Imperatives are that inter-state travel within Australia by road and air are banned due to Covid-19 situation. Therefore it is not possible to get the Sydney or Melbourne to Delhi flights. There are Sr Citizens including Ladies by themselves stranded in Adelaide (though with relatives) thus making it difficult to even connect in a near normal situation. No revert has been received to this suggestion. Requesting same through medium of this space for comments. Medical attendance to even minor ailments to such category of people is prohibitively expensive. Kindly assist. Thank you.

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  4. Apurba Kumar Datta

    Sir, It is very unfortunate to inform you that I came boston in the month february but not possible to return back to Kolkata. How can i move from boston to Delhi / Kolkata.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Apurba! Emirates has resumed flying from Boston to India. Since Kolkata airport is not open for flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad, you can Emirates flights to Hyderabad or Bengaluru with domestic connection to Kolkata. You can search for flights on IndianEagle.com or call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Apurba! Yes, Boston to Delhi flights are available. Lufthansa has the shortest flight from Boston to New Delhi via Frankfurt. Emirates has a 24-hr flight from Boston to Delhi through Dubai (one-stop itinerary). Be advised to check IndianEagle.com for availability of flights and cheap airfares based on your dates. Hope it helps you.

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          • Apurba Kumar Datta

            Now Kolkata is opened for flight from Delhi air port. Pl tell the flight which is going to Kolkata.

  5. Raman Khetarpal

    I have booked tickets on 21.08.20.but whereabouts not known. Flight is not running.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Raman! Could you be a little more specific? Where have you booked the tickets from?

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      • Kedar Patel

        Hi, what about flight from Delhi to SFO? My parents are supposed to return to the US from baroda via delhi , waiting for air India flights to resume…can you advise

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Kedar! There are weekly four flights from Delhi to SFO in September and October. You can check flights on IndianEagle.com.

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  6. Shipra

    Is there air bubble with Qatar airways too. My parents wants to go back to India. They bought a return ticket through Qatar airways all before this pandemic. If India do air bubble with Qatar they can return home

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shipra! Qatar Airways is part of India-Qatar air bubble arrangements, not India-US travel bubble arrangements. That’s why Qatar Airways is not taking passengers from USA to India.

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      • Krishna D

        I am an OCI and I have a confirmed ticket to Hyderabad thru Qatar Airways via Doha on September 2nd/3rd. Qatar confirmed this date 2 weeks ago as previous booking was rescheduled. Is it likely that Qatar would fly from ORD to HYD via Doha on the said dates?
        Can you please help on this information?

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        • Baskar

          Please let me know if your tickets were confirmed and you are all set to travel.. I am planning to book tickets thru Qatar from Boston to Chennai via Doha around Sep 20th.

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  7. Srikanth

    Hi, You mentioned Emirates from US to India. How about passengers traveling from India to USA, can they fly emirates?

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  8. Gokul

    Is it official that Emirates is part of air bubble with India?
    Is it only for people from USA are allowed to travel in Emirates as part of India-US air bubble? How about people in Europe? can they take emirates to dubai and dubai to India as well?

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  9. ShivShankar

    If we travel from Washington DC(IAD) to Bengaluru(BLR) using Lufthansa aircraft and transit at Frankfurt(FRA) and we hold negative test result from Frankfurt airport test.
    Can we avoid institutional quarantine in Bengaluru & travel to Madurai through road transportation using epass from Tamil Nadu government?

    Thank you!

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shiv Shankar! As you will transit through Frankfurt, the PCR test result report from Frankfurt may not be entertained in India. The test taken within 96 hours of your departure from the port of origin is valid on arrival in India. The exemption form can be filled post going for the test up to 72 hours before departure. In case the report is not available in time, the form can be filled with proof of test and on arrival, you are required to show a covid negative certificate.

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      • Sangats Singh

        If I get a negative certificate within 96 hrs, will I be again tested at the airport of boarding?

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Sangat! COVID19 testing at the port of origin depends on the airline and the airport. As far as we know, testing is not required at the airport of boarding in the United States.

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  10. krishna

    Hi, I thought British Airways was part of the bubble. I see Lufthansa can operate from Atlanta to Bangalore. Is British Airways operating the same route? I have tickets booked on British airways in September from Atlanta to bangalore.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krishna! British Airways is part of the India-UK air travel bubble arrangements. British Airways can fly passengers from the UK to India. British Airways’ American partner airlines can provide connections to BA flights to India.

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      • Mani

        Can we have Indian nationals on B1 visa travel from Bengaluru to Heathrow on British and then connect to Chicago or other US cities on American Airlines? There is no clarity on this right now and appreciate any help is appreciated.

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Mani! No, Indian nationals on B1/B2 visa to USA cannot board British Airways flights from India to London Heathrow. Only US nationals, Green Cardholders and OCI cardholders can travel to London Heathrow and beyond.

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          • Ranjini

            I am getting travel agents on BA say they cannot issue tickets for my parents from chennai to usa thru london. they are both green card holdrrs usa. they say one of them should be a us citizen can u clarify?

    • Remo

      Hello Krishna,
      Do you allowed to Travel in British airways (Atlanta to Bangalore); I have similar situation, I am an OCI Card Holder, planning to travel from Boston to Chennai via London. Thanks.

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        • Remo

          Hello,
          BA Customer Service Agent, asked me to Cancel the Itinerary(Boston to London to Chennai); as per him, Only British Citizen with OCI Card can travel from London/Heathrow Airport to India. Not US Citizen with OCI Card or Tourist Visa;
          Thanks.

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          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Remo! Yes, you have got the correct information. Recently, British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France have revised travel eligibility criteria.

  11. Shiv Shankar

    Thank you for the previous reply.

    During September, are Indians from USA allowed to Board Lufthansa flights from Washington DC(IAD) > Frankfurt(FRA) > Bengaluru(BLR)?
    Are Indians travelling from USA to India allowed to transit in Frankfurt before heading to Bengaluru?

    Thank You!

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shiv Shankar! As far as we know, Lufthansa flights will be operational to India in September too. Since Frankfurt and Munich are the hubs of Lufthansa, all Lufthansa flights will transit through either Frankfurt or Munich.

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  12. Anu

    Thanks for the details. We recently booked a ticket from Chennai to Dubai and from Dubai to JFK via Emirates on September 1st. I didnt see Chennai listed in the Emirates section. Any idea if Emirates flights are operational between Chennai and Dubai? Thanks again for your help

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anu! Emirates flights are operational from Chennai to Dubai or Chennai to USA with transit layover at Dubai. Some of Emirates flights include Vistara Air from Chennai to Dubai.

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      • M Subramanian

        I checked with Emirates after booking ticket on hold and they have clearly stated that as per the present Ministry of Civil Aviation, Emirates cannot take passengers to Fly to Other parts of the world transiting through Dubai. This is not a part of air bubble arrangement. Only people with UAE valid visa’s can check into the flight. Please refer the notice of Ministry of civil aviation which is very clear up-to end of Aug 20. No transit allowed as per the existing policy for any sector

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  13. Kshitij

    hi,

    what are the options for us green card holders to travel from BOM (Mumbai) to LAX (Los Angles). can they fly via emirates

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    • Moustafa

      I am a US Citizen traveling to Maldives from Newark. Am I allowed to connect TO MLE VIA BOM without visa or PCR test?

      Reply
  14. Gaurav

    India-CANADA air bubble has been approved only for August.Air CANADA is taking bookings for September and October subject to Government of India approval. Any indications that Govt of India will allow to extend the air bubble beyond August i.e. for September and October

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    • indianeagle Post author

      There are flights between Canada and India scheduled through September and mid-October 2020.

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  15. Paramasivam N

    I bought tickets in Air India in March 2020 for my travel in June 2020. Due to Covid-19, the flights were cancelled. Now I am finding difficult to get the eligible refund from Air India. What is the way forward

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Snehalata! yes, you can. You can book your travel on IndianEagle.com. You will be assisted with your queries in all possible ways. Thank you!

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  16. Geevarghese koshy

    Iam having b1/b2visa and iwant book my ticket in Emirates from India to USA.is it possible?.also iwant stay USA for six months.how can I book my return journey.in which flight I can book.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Yes, it is possible. 6-month is a long time. In the next 6 months, normal US-India passenger flights will be resumed hopefully.

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  17. Biprajit Dutt

    Hi I am in Los Angeles and Wanted to move from Los Angeles to Kolkata, Is there any option for me to Travel in Sep or Oct 2020

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Biprajit! Currently, there are no international flights scheduled for Kolkata, because Kolkata airport is not open to international flights and even domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai. You can travel from Los Angeles to Lucknow or Hyderabad or Bengaluru or Bhuvaneswar with onward domestic connection to Kolkata.

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  18. Arpita

    Since there would be a transit at Dubai if I take a flight from Boston to Bengaluru, would there be a problem while boarding flight at Dubai? I am an Indian national holding US F1 visa

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arpita! All Emirates flights transit through Dubai, because Dubai is the main hub of Emirates. There is no problem for Indian nationals.

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  19. Narendra

    Hi Can I fly with emirates / Air France or Air Lufthansa in VBN phase 6 in September from Mumbai to Lax holding Usa greencard holder?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Narendra! Yes, you can fly. Do make sure to check whether Emirates / Air France / Lufthansa has flights scheduled in September. FYI, Emirates’ flights are scheduled till the end of August 2020. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 or contact them on the chat application.

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      • Ranjini

        can you clarify on this situation of green card holders traveling on lufthansa or emirates or BA? were people able to board at chennai or local airports? this is from india to USA

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        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Ranjini! Only US citizens and green cardholders whose spouses are US nationals can travel on Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways and Air France from India. Air India and United Airlines are the only options for your India-USA travel.

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  20. Anand

    Hi,
    Planning to travel from Mumbai to Chicago on BA flight on Sept 12 – Green card holder.
    1. Would you anticipate any issues with British airways flight in September ?
    2. Also, any possibility of fares going down further for this sector and these dates ?
    Thanks,
    Anand

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anand! We would have been happy to confirm British Airways’ September schedule if there were any such update. Currently, no airline has a confirmed September schedule except Air India.

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  21. archana

    Hi, Can you please share details on the approval for Emirates to fly passengers from Mumbai to USA – I dont see any information online that indicates passengers can transit through dubai (Indian citizens) to take onward journey for USA via Emirates. My concern is that airlines are showing seat availability based on the assumption that India’s international travel ban is only till Aug 31 – most likely it will be extended beyond that given that they have extended VBM. Much thanks in advance.

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  22. Dr. P. K. SAHA

    My sister and brother-in-law went to US on November 2019 , but can not come back to Kolkata.
    Pl. advice how they can come back to KOLKATA.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Dr. Saha! They can now travel to kolkata. Since Kolkata airport is not open to international flights and even domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai, they can book international flights to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, or Bhuvaneswar with domestic connection to Kolkata. FYI, currently Air India, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Emirates, Air France, and American Airlines-British Airways are operating flights to India from USA. Be advised to visit our travel news archive for all the information.

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  23. Anuj

    Hi , i need to travel from COK ( Cochin ) to CAI ( Cairo ) , can you please let me know any flight available these route?
    i need to join on 03/09/20 at Cairo? i am a seafarer.Kindly help.Thanking you in advance.

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  24. Narendra

    Has emirates/Air France/ Lufthansa schedule from Mumbai to Lax from September onwards under vbm phase6?can a greencard holder fly along with this flight?

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  25. Mahavir Suryavanshi

    I have L2 Blanket US visa valid till 15 th August 2021 Plan to travel Mumbai to LAX. can I?

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  26. Nithin

    In phase six any issue on air bubble agreement with qatar I’m planning to travel to India from doha

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nitin! Qatar is operating flights from Doha to India. There are no issues.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ram! Lufthansa is serving both SFO and Bengaluru. But Lufthansa’s current schedule will continue until this month end. It may be extended next month. Currently, Emirates is not serving San Francisco. Please watch out our FB page for all latest updates. Thank you!

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  27. RG

    Looks like Turkish airlines is selling tickets from September 13 but they haven’t been mentioned in this article. Any ideas if they have the permission to fly or not?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi RG! As of now, Turkish Airlines has no permission to fly passengers from USA to India.

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  28. Ujval

    Hi, it is mentioned multiple times above that we can travel from Washington DC to Hyderabad via Emirates. However, the article mentions that we can currently book Emirates flights to India for Bengaluru, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. There is no mention of Hyderabad. Can you confirm if the Dubai to Hyderabad flight from Emirates is operational currently? If not, will it be operational from September 1st?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ujval! In its August schedule, Emirates is not serving Hyderabad. Emirates may add Hyderabad to its September schedule which is not yet confirmed. Please watch out our Travel News section or Facebook page for all latest updates.

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  29. Shobhan Biswas

    When will United Airlines announce its air bubble flights in September-October 2020 from Mumbai to USA?

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  30. srivally

    Hi
    Can I accompany my mom from US to India on the air bubble flights.. I am US citizen currently on tourist e visa.

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  31. Hemant kaushik

    Appreciate Indian eagle you guyz are helping out people as much as possible. Could you please help me out here…I need to book flights from BOSTON to Delhi for last week of September and looking for options..Your website showing many option like Qatar/Turkish but as you said above they are not authorize to fly from USA-IND then why you are showing such confusing option?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Hemant! Thank you very much for appreciating our efforts towards catering to your travel needs and queries! Yes, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines and a few other airlines are all set to resume their US-India services in the first or second week of September. But, there is yet no official confirmation. We recommend you watch out our Travel News section or Facebook page for latest updates.

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  32. Rahul

    Hi there! My mom has booking in Qatar Airways for Sept.4 from Los Angeles to Delhi and it has not been cancelled yet.
    Does it mean that Qatar Airways has got the permission under US India travel bubble and if not, then why they haven’t cancelled the booking yet?

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  33. 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.

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  34. Megha Bajaj

    Hello. If I’m booking a flight with United, Lufthansa, or Delta- do I still need to register on Indian consulate website for the reason for my travel? I’m an OCI card holder and want to travel to Mumbai on Oct 2, thank you for your input!

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  35. Beena Unnikrishnan

    My son wants to come from Toronto to Thiruvanathapuram
    What can be done?
    Emirates is available from Toronto to Delhi
    Needed to know what he must do if he uses the EMIRATES…
    ABOUT 1. COVID testing rtPCR is it mandatory to board the emirates flight?
    2. Will he be quarantined in Delhi if he already has a certificate from Toronto?
    3. For quarantine can he come to Thiruvanthapuram and not be in Delhi?
    4. Will there be any issues in Dubai airport .. the stay is only 3 hours

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Beena! Yes, a negative COVID19 (RT-PCR) test report is mandatory to board Emirates flights. If both the international leg and the domestic leg of the journey are in the single itinerary, he won’t face institutional quarantine in New Delhi. There should not be any problem at Dubai airport if he holds a valid passport/visa to India and is eligible to travel to India.

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  36. Minal

    Hi, Which airlines is operating from LAX to Ahmedabad, India?? Did Emirates or Qatar get an aprroval to fly from LAX?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Minal! Both Emirates and Lufthansa have flights from Los Angeles, but neither of the airlines is serving Ahmedabad. You can book travel to Delhi or Mumbai with onward domestic connection to Ahmedabad. If your entire itinerary till Ahmedabad is booked in a single PNR, you will face institutional quarantine in Ahmedabad.

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  37. Nellore Santhanam

    Whether Emirates Airlines comes under AirBubble for operation from Aug 15, 2020 to Delhi Mumbai bengaluru kochi

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  38. Somesh

    What about Qatar Airways? Qatar has entered into air travel agreement with India. OCI, Indian stranded in Qatar, Qatari with Indian visa are allowed.
    Under air bubble agreement, Is it possible that a person in US can travel from US to Delhi via Doha with Qatar airlines. Can you please help on this information?
    What if travel from US to Delhi via Doha with Qatar airlines is planned for November 1st week?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Somesh! Qatar Airways has not approval to fly passengers from USA to India via Doha. There is no confirmation yet. November is two months away. Traveling on Qatar Airways between US and India may be possible in November 2020.

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  39. Rajesh

    Good evening Madam/Sir

    Are US citizens with OCI Card allowed to fly to B’Lore currently if no emergency?
    Is OCI suspension removed?

    Thank you.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! Yes, you can travel on Lufthansa and United Airlines. FYI, Lufthansa is serving Bengaluru.

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      • Mani

        Are B1 visa holders allowed to travel on Lufthansa from Bengaluru to Frankfurt and onward to Dallas/Fort Worth, USA?

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  40. Sheenu Joseph

    Is there commercial airlines such as Emirates, Lufthanesia options for flights from INDIA TO USA for visiting visa holders? We need a flight out of India.

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  41. Kasturi

    Hello sir,
    I want to travel to MUMBAI from either EWR or JFK, and then return back to EWR or JFK from MUMBAI. THe travel window I want is from last week of October 2020 to 1st week of December 2020. IS there any chance that I can get a fixed flight to travel in that period of time?

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  42. Nish

    I would like to know if Indian nationals on B1/B2 visa to USA can board British Airways flights from Bengaluru to London Heathrow so that they can connect to USA from London Heathrow through either British or American Airlines flights?

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nish! No, Indian nationals on B1/B2 visa to USA cannot board British Airways flights from India to London Heathrow. Only US nationals, Green Cardholders and OCI cardholders can travel to London Heathrow and beyond.

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  43. Mayank shah

    I want to fly to mumbai from usa via air France or virgin atlantic i am indian passport holder with california b-2 usa visa can i take transit flight from any of there two airlines ? There is no clarity on this can you out some light on it and if its allowed how to contact you guys for booking the tickets

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mayank! All Indian nationals can travel on Air France and Virgin Atlantic to India. You can directly book your flight on IndianEagle.com or call our booking team at 1-800-615-3969.

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    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anmol! Emirates is not directly operating from Pittsburgh. You can catch Emirates flight from New York JFK or Washington IAD.

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  44. Himatbhai Kachhadia

    Under Vanderbilt Bharat which flight is available in last week of sept./1st week of Oct. 2020 to travel from Dallas -USA to Ahmedabad with shortest travel time. I am USA green card holder Indian citizen.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Himatbhai! FYI, only Air India is operating flights under the Vande Bharat Mission. Currently, Air India is not operating from Dallas to Ahmedabad. But, Lufthansa and British Airways have flights from Dallas to Ahmedabad via Frankfurt/London Heathrow and New Delhi. Being an Indian citizen with green card, you can travel on both British Airways and Lufthansa to India. FYI, British Airways and Lufthansa are currently scheduled to be operating till the end of September. It is recommended that you can call our travel advisors on 1-800-615-3969 for the shortest itinerary on your preferred travel dates.

      Reply
  45. shital

    is Lufthansa or united flights are available for 2/3/4th October because i didnt see any schedule for these flights for month of October.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shital! Lufthansa and United Airlines are scheduled to be operating through September. Their October schedule is not yet confirmed.

      Reply
  46. ajit

    Hi,
    My mother-in-law is planning to travel back to India (kochi). she has a us passport and is an OCI card holder. what are our options? Can we book on emirates or united and air india are our only options?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ajit! Yes, all OCI cardholders can travel to India. Emirates has flights to five Indian cities including Kochi till the end of September 2020. Please note, a negative COVID-19 test report is mandatory to board Emirates flights.

      Reply
  47. Anshul Jain

    Hi! While traveling from Houston to Delhi through Frankfurt….. does an Indian national need to register with Indian mission in Germany also, as is displayed on Lufthansa website?? Also does one have to belong to any specific reason category for travel? Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anshul! Indian government’s most recent travel advisory has repealed registration for flights to and from India. Initially, Indians from USA were required to register with Indian Mission in Germany for Lufthansa flights to India. We are not sure if this regulation is still in place. Be advised to check with Lufthansa Airlines. All Indian nationals and OCI cardholders can travel on Lufthansa flights to India, irrespective of any category.

      Reply
  48. AK

    Hi !
    Does an Indian national traveling from Houston to Delhi through Frankfurt has to register with Indian mission in Germany also as displayed on Lufthansa website?? Does one need to belong to one of the specific category displayed for travel? If not how to pass through the mandatory question that asks to choose the category which does not even have “NONE of the above” option?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ansh! Indian government’s most recent travel advisory has repealed registration for flights to and from India. Initially, Indians from USA were required to register with Indian Mission in Germany for Lufthansa flights to India. We are not sure if this regulation is still in place. Be advised to check with Lufthansa Airlines. All Indian nationals and OCI cardholders can travel on Lufthansa flights to India, irrespective of any category.

      Reply
  49. Badri

    Hi, I’m hearing some rumors about travel restrictions from USA to India vice versa (people who are not using Vandebharat flights (Air India) are not allowed to step in into either USA / India. Is that true ?

    We have a round trip booking through Lufthansa from Seattle to Delhi (via Frankfurt) with Indian Passports (having valid H1B/H4 Visas). Will there be any issues at Indian/USA Embassy (or) Port of entries?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Badri! There are no travel restrictions from the United States or India. Yes, airlines have their own regulations and restrictions. For instance, Indians with a tourist visa to the USA can travel only on Air India and United Airlines to the USA. No other airlines can fly them to the USA. You can travel on Lufthansa from Seattle to Delhi, but we are afraid you may not be able to travel back to the USA by the same airline. It is because only Indian nationals with US green cards or any other eligible visa can take Lufthansa flight to USA if he/she is a spouse of a foreign national. FYI, you need to register with the Indian Embassy in Germany for Lufthansa flights. Please check with Lufthansa whether this particular regulation has been revised.

      Reply
      • Badri

        Thanks for your response. Really appreciated. Can I travel through same route if the travel restrictions are removed before travel date ?
        I mean in Lufthansa website, I can see “Entry Regulations: United States” as below:
        Country restriction policy: Partially restricted
        Entry restrictions for nationals and residents: Open
        Entry restrictions for foreign travelers: Restricted
        Transit Restrictions: Restricted

        Is it fine if Transit restrictions are open (or) all above restrictions has to open?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Badri! When it comes to the United States’ country restriction policy, India is exempt from the restriction. As part of the India-Germany air bubble agreement guidelines, not everyone can travel on Lufthansa from India. Indians with a tourist visa can neither travel on Lufhtansa to USA nor transit through Germany to USA.

          Reply
  50. Venu

    India to USA via London … (British – American ) all have valid B1/B2 USA visa and traveling with infant 23 months with us passport and Indian visa … can I book trough British or what’s options you have for me

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Venu! Only OCI cardholders, green cardholders and US nationals stranded in India can travel on British Airways to London and beyond. We are afraid you with a valid tourist/visitor visa may not be able to travel on British Airways from India. United Airlines and Air India are the only options for you.

      Reply
      • Hannan

        British Airways is not allowing Indian national having
        USA green card holder to travel To USA
        Green card holder can travel only if spouse is USA citizen

        Reply
  51. Ravi Kumar

    Hi, I am on H1B visa which is valid till Oct’21. I am planning to travel to New Delhi from SF and then come back to US in next 1-2 week. Are there any restrictions for this visa category in terms of reentry in US? Also, what would determine when can I take the return flight back to US? Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  52. Hannan

    Hello
    I am a Indian passport holder and have a USA green card, currently in India.
    Bought British Airways ticket for 14th from Hyd to Chicago via London
    Just got call from British Airways customer service, green card holder are not eligible to travel on British flight only USA citizen or spouse should be citizen.
    Your earlier comments tells that green card holder can take British Airways flight
    Please confirm

    Reply
  53. Somrita Dey

    Hi..
    I am J2 Visa holder with valid Visa till August 2021. I hope to travel from chicago to Kolkata in October. I also booked a ticket in Qatar airlines, but there is no update. Is it safe to travel on the bubble flights. I dont want to be quarantined in Delhi. what are the options?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Somrita! Qatar Airways is still not open to flying people between USA and India. Things may change for better by the time you will travel in October. Yes, it is safe to travel on air bubble flights. To be exempt from institutional quarantine in Delhi, make sure your entire itinerary from USA to Kolkata is ticketed in a single PNR. The second requirement for exemption from institutional quarantine is a negative RT-PCR test report from the port of origin. Please go through https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/air-suvidha-inbound-travelers-india/ for details.

      Reply
  54. Anand Desai

    Hi I have a valid H1B Visa and planning to travel to India and then back to USA within 3 weeks. Can i travel through British Airways via London? Me and my spouse are Indian Nationals having valid H1B/H4 Visa

    Reply
    • arvind

      @indianeagle Hi I too have same doubt can anybody clarify if h1b from Atlanta usa to india via LHR can they fly or there any restriction ?

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Arvind! Yes, you can travel from USA to India via London Heathrow. Please note the travel regulations are being revised in the current volatile scenario. Please be advised to check with British Airways and the Indian Consulate in London.

        Reply
        • Aniket

          Hi so we can not come to USA from India via BA with H1B VISA (I am indian citizen) ? I am seeing restrictions on B1/B2 VISITOR visa but no clarity on H1B, H4 visa.

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Aniket! No, Indian citizens can’t travel on British Airways from India to USA. Please note, spouses (H4 visa holders) of foreign nationals (US citizens) can travel.

  55. Nahor Arov

    Hi there! My uncle and Aunt are set to take a set of flights between US-India as per the following:

    TPA-BOS: 18 Sep 20 Delta-782
    BOS-LHR: 18 Sep 20 Delta-58
    LHR-BOM: 19 Sep 20 Delta-4352 (Operated by Virgin)

    My Uncle and Aunt both are stranded in the US on B1/B2 Visa. Will they be allowed to Board a Flight that is not part of the Travel Bubble?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nahor! Currently, all flights between the US and India are part of the travel bubble or Vande Bharat Mission. Yes, they can travel back to India and can board the flight.

      Reply
      • Nahor Arov

        Thanks for the Info, but the article you posted states that only VA’s flight that originates in New York is available for Passengers under Travel Bubble? So was wondering if you can take it?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          The articles says that Virgin Atlantic is currently serving only one US city – New York. If you’re staying in any other US city and choose to travel on Virgin Atlantic, you need to travel to New York.

          Reply
  56. jubi Baruah

    Hi,
    – Is it possible for me to travel from LA to Delhi round trip in Lufthansa? I am a US Green Cardholder.
    – Do you think Lufthansa published their schedule for October?

    Truly appreciate your help
    Jubi

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jubi! You can travel on Lufthansa from USA to India, but you may not be able to travel back by the same airline. If you are a spouse of a foreign national, to say, US citizen, you can fly Lufthansa from India to USA. Lufthansa has not yet announced its October schedule.

      Reply
  57. Adnan

    Hi,
    – I am Indian citizen currently in Houston (United States) on L2 visa and plan to have a one way travel to Bangalore (India) in the week of November.
    – I see airlines like Qatar, Lufthansa etc., have portals open to book flight tickets.
    – I plan to move ahead with booking my flight tickets with Qatar Airlines whose travel path is Houston -> Doha -> Bangalore
    – Do you foresee there will any trouble with me locking in with Qatar Airlines for my travel like cancellation or other factors like maybe they are not part of bubble flights of Vande Bharat Mission flights?
    – If yes, can you suggest airlines which could be my best bet?

    Reply
  58. Garima Chopra

    Hi, does the air bubble agreement between US and India extend till November? What airlines can I book ticket in for flying from US to India during end of November?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Garima! The November schedule of US-India air bubble flights is not yet announced. Air India and United Airlines will certainly be operating flights between USA and India in November. We’re pretty sure many other airlines will resume services and many US-India routes will open up in November.

      Reply
  59. Kumar A

    Hi Team, I a Green card holder planning to take the flight From Phoenix(Oct 2nd) to London Heathrow and from London to Chennai.
    1. Please let me know whether British airways flights are allowed in this route
    2. Should i have to take RT-PCR test for home quarantine?
    3. What are the quarantine rules.

    Please share your comments

    Reply
  60. Gayathri Thirmugam

    Hi, I am planning to travel from US to India (Chennai – Tamil Nadu), in the 3rd week of October.

    Can my mother who is in tourist visa can travel with me while coming from India to US?

    Can you suggest which airline would be best from US to India (Chennai) and then for return?

    Thanks for your help!

    Reply
  61. Gayathri Thirmugam

    Hi, I’m planning to travel from US to India (chennai) in the 3rd week of October?

    I want to travel back with my mother who is in tourist visa? Is she allowed to travel?

    Which air line would you suggest in air bubble?

    Thanks for your help!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gayathri! Indian nationals with a valid visitor/tourist visa can travel to the US. Air India and United Airlines are the options for Indians on a B1/B2 visa to the US. FYI, the phase 6 of Air India’s VBM flights will continue until October 24, and United Airlines has not yet announced its October schedule of flights to and from India.

      Reply
  62. Kamlini Maniar

    How do I book Online Mumbai – Newark- Mumbai Flight in October 2020 ? Please guide me

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kamlini! Booking your travel is very easy. Simply click IndianEagle.com, and enter your origin, destination, trip (one-way or round), dates and number of travelers in the flight search box. You will land on a page displaying Mumbai-Newark round trip itineraries. You can choose to book a nonstop, one-stop or two-stop itinerary for your travel.

      Reply
  63. Ravin

    Hi I am planning to travel from SFO to Chennai via United operated by Lufthansa the itinerary (SFO to Seattle, Seattle to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Chennai) seems to have a transit time of 1 hour 10 minutes in Frankfurt. Do we know if Frankfurt has any additional procedures for Indian citizens transiting? Is the transit time sufficient?

    Reply
  64. Jean

    With the latest air bubble agreement with Qatar airways since 19th September, will Qatar airways be allowed to fly passengers from US to India (via Doha)?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jean! Qatar Airways does not have permission to fly passengers from USA to India via Doha. Only Qatari nationals, Indians in Qatar, and OCI cardholders with Qatari passport can travel on Qatar Airways.

      Reply
  65. Latha B

    Hi,

    I flew from NY to Bengaluru earlier this month via Delta/AirFrance, and was planning to return the same route on 26th September. Unfortunately, I just heard from AirFrance that I am not eligible to travel as I am neither a US citizen nor is my spouse. I am an Indian national with US Green Card. What other airline is the best option for me to return to NY?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Latha! Being an Indian citizen/Indian passport holder, you can travel only on United Airlines and Air India back to the USA. United Airlines has direct flights to Newark from Delhi and Mumbai and Air India has direct flights to NY JFK from Delhi. You can easily book your travel on IndianEagle.com.

      Reply
  66. Jean

    I have Indian Passport, want to fly from Washington DC to Pune in october.
    I understand I will have to fly via Delhi Since there is no direct flight to Pune,
    1) Will I be quarantined in Delhi, if so I cannot get the Delhi to Pune connection flight?
    2) How to avoid the quarantine in Delhi.?
    3) If not quarantined in Delhi, will I be quarantined in Pune at a facility or at my home??

    Reply
  67. Abhishek

    Hello Indian eagle, is United airlines approved to fly In to Delhi after October 25th, 2020 or till what time is united airlines approved to fly in to Delhi under the air bubbles agreement ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abhishek! United Airlines’ current schedule is valid until this month end. The October schedule is yet to be announced.

      Reply
  68. Dharam

    Do you know if US Immigration is waiving stay in India beyond one year due to Covid 19 for green card holders? My parents left US in August 2019 and due to Covid 19 were unable to travel back to US within the year. Now, it is more than a year. Please advise.

    Reply
  69. Rahul Samera

    Hello,

    My in-laws wish to travel from SFO to Chennai early November. Is Chennai Airport or Tamil Nadu government accepting COVID-19 negative results for quarantine exceptions (assuming COVID-19 test was done 96 hours before boarding from SFO)?

    The other option we were thinking of is flying from LAX with Emirates. Please advise.

    My in-laws live in Chennai. I am not sure if they will be able to quarantine at home or not.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! Please note there is no exemption from home quarantine. Those who are exempted from 7-day institutional quarantine have to undergo 7-14 days of home quarantine in Tamil Nadu. Yes, Chennai airport is accepting negative COVID-19 results for exemption from institutional quarantine. As per Tamil Nadu government’s guidelines, COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test must be taken within 96 hours of the scheduled arrival in Chennai, not 96 hours before boarding the flight from SFO/LAX. For more information, https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/tamil-nadu-institutional-quarantine-guidelines/

      Reply
      • Balrad

        Hi, Based on notice from “Govt. Of India Ministry of Civil Aviation” it was mentioned as “Passenger has a valid negative RT-PCR test report, which has been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey”. Does this mean that we can take the test before 96 hours of boarding the flight?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Baldrad! The test must be conducted exactly 96 hours before your scheduled departure from the port of origin in the USA.

          Reply
  70. Dhrubajyoti Nag

    Hi ..
    The RT-PCR test in US takes atleast 48 hrs for the report.. So, its not possible to upload the report in air subidha portal before 72 hrs of journey.. Will it be ok if i upload the test documents and carry the report with me personally..
    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Dhrubajyoti! Yes you can do. You can upload the test documents and carry the report. You can also upload a copy of the report within 72 hours of your scheduled departure from the USA.

      Reply
  71. Priyanka Agrawal

    Hey, I am an Indian citizen, currently living in USA. I wanted to travel to India in November end and return in January end. I cannot find any reliable source of information about which flights are operating on those dates. Can you please help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Priyanka! No airline has announced the November schedule yet. We hope normal passenger flight operations will resume to and from India this November or December. We can assure you about Air India and United Airlines’ continued operations. You can check IndianEagle.com for flights according to your travel plans.

      Reply
  72. Aishwarya

    Hi,
    I see News Articles stating that British Airways and Lufthansa are no longer allowed to fly people from US to India via transit in Europe through the air bubble. Is this true ? And if so, till when do you think this ban will last.

    I have tickets booked through Lufthansa for the month of November. And I’m aware of people who travelled through British and Lufthansa in the start of this month.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aishwarya! The current scenario is utterly volatile and the regulations are being revised once every two weeks. Be advised not to cancel your booking now. You should wait until the third week of October. Indian nationals are not allowed to travel on Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates, Air France and Virgin Atlantic from India to the USA.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aishwarya! Only Lufthansa has cancelled its operations to India due to a disagreement with the Indian ministry of civil aviation over a limit on the number of flights to be operated to and from India in a week. The suspension of Lufthansa flights will continue till October 20, as per the reports. But, British Airways is operating flights to and from India.

      Reply
      • Vinod

        Hi,

        I am an OCI cardholder from Canada. Can I transit through London to India. I have a valid Canadian passport but I am taking a connecting flight from Toronto to Bangalore via London. My flight is this Friday, so any information is appreciated.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Vinod! Yes, you can. Please note it also depends on what airline you will travel on via London.

          Reply
  73. Angel Meagher

    I am an American citizen married to an Indian and we and our children live in Hyderabad for the last 23 years. we are stuck in USA wanting to get back to Hyd where my husband is. We have OCI cards. I prefer a direct flight into Hyd if possible, but at this point we just want to get back home asap. PLanning to fly on Oct 27, haven’t bought tickets yet but don’t want to miss the air bubble to fly back home to Hyderabad and be with my husband! Please advise asap.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Angel! We understand what situation you are in. Being OCI cardholders, you and your family can travel to Hyderabad from the US. Unfortunately, there is no direct/nonstop flight to Hyderabad from the US. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 or visit our website for the best flights available for your travel in October.

      Reply
      • Lak

        Is Emirates flying to Chennai from US with stopover in Dubai ?

        What are options for DFW to Chennai in late Oct timeframe ?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Lak! Yes, Emirates is flying from USA to India this month. Please be advised to check the available airlines and their DFW-Chennai itineraries on our user-friendly website IndianEagle.com.

          Reply
          • Lak

            Thanks…Your website doesn’t show option with Emirates for late Oct from DFW….Also British Airways mentioned that they don’t allow OCI card holders from US anymore….Is Lufthansa/Emirates/Cathay pacific allow to fly OCI card holders from US to Chennai? Please suggest best options as United fly only to DEL.

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Lak! There are United Airlines-Air India’s codeshare itineraries for 27-hr flight from Dallas to Chennai via Delhi. Or, you can travel on United Airlines to Delhi and Vistara to Chennai. Vistara is a partner airline of United Airlines. Be advised to call our travel advisors on 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance.

  74. VK

    Hello,

    My exemption was rejected despite uploading test taken document. Reason cited is no test report could be found.
    Should I try to apply again for the exemption?

    Also, if I can show negative covid test report upon arrival at Delhi, will they exempt me from instituitional quarantine.

    Thanks
    VK

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Navpreet! Yes, your aunt can visit USA. Please note, she can travel only on Air India and United Airlines from India.

      Reply
  75. Srini

    Hi,
    Is emirates operating from India to USA for month of October.
    I dont see any flights in emirates website.Looking for Bangalore to LAX(Los angeles).

    Looks options are United and AirIndia only as of now. I am on H4 visa , so transit through Europe seems not allowed as per US ban on EU.

    Are there any flights apart from Air India and United for October mid.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Srini! Indian passport holders may not be allowed to travel on airlines other than Air India and United Airlines. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance regarding your travel.

      Reply
      • Vid

        Is Emirates allowed to carry Us citizen and OCI card holders from USA to India. ?…Spoke to customer service and they mentioned that only 1-way is possible while the return from India to USA not allowed via Dubai…. Can you clarify this ?

        Reply
  76. Jai

    Hello Team,

    I am looking for a one way flight from SFO (USA) to Hyderabad, India for my parents (Indian Citizens). Can you please tell me which flights are operating in October and November. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jai! Air India, United Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and Delta-Air France are operating to India from USA. You can find and book a suitable itinerary for them on our website or contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best an shortest flight for them.

      Reply
  77. haksar

    Hi, I want to know if Etihad is operating from Chicago to Bangalore. We booked two tickets for 19th october.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Haksar! Yes Etihad Airways is operating from Chicago to Bengaluru. You can book the best flight with Etihad for this route on our website, IndianEagle.com.

      Reply
  78. Vasudha

    What are the airways that are serving to Hyderabad from USA in November? where can i get the airlines latest schedule?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vasudha! No airline has yet announced their November schedule. Currently, British Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways are serving Hyderabad via their respective hubs. You can subscribe to our free newsletter, bookmark our Travel News section, watch out our Facebook page for the latest information. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  79. Vishal

    I want to know if I can travel to India from USA with Emirates in November and return to USA along the same route in December?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vishal!Emirates’ November schedule is not yet confirmed. Please be advised to wait until the third week of this month. As per the current guidelines, Indian passport holders can travel on Emirates from USA, but not permitted on Emirates flights from India. The current guidelines may be revised this month end or in November. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance related to booking.

      Reply
      • LA

        Emirates just mentioned that both Indian/US passport OCI card holders can travel via Dubai but are not permitted on return flights from India only. Please confirm if OCI / US passport holders are allowed on Emirates flight IAH-DXB-MAA.

        Thanks.

        Reply
  80. Somrita Dey

    Hi.i am traveling from chicago to kolkata via air india under the same pnr.i applied for the exemption in the negative Covid test category but i uploaded the test document since i didnt have the result at that moment. Now i have the negative report.can i upload it again
    ? In that case will i have to fill the exemption form again?

    Reply
  81. AG

    Hi,

    Travel from USA ,Tampa Florida for OCI holder 50 year old to Delhi India in October 2020,what are the restrictions and what are the requirements and which flight/itenary are the best.How much quarantine while going and coming back etc.Any help is appreciated?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello! There are no restrictions for OCI cardholders. There is no requirement for your travel to India from USA. The quarantine protocol varies from state to state in India. Recently, many Indian states including Bangalore and Kerala have scrapped institutional quarantine for people from abroad. If you want to get exempted from institutional quarantine upon arrival in India, you need to get tested for COVID-19 in the US and carry a negative RT-PCR test report to India. As you are a 50-year-old, an itinerary with short flight time will be suitable for you. Please be advised to contact our advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best flights and fares for your travel. For more information, you can go through https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/air-india-vbm-air-bubble-flights-2020/

      Reply
  82. sunita

    Hi,

    Thank you for diligently answering questions. I have couple of questions
    1. Do you know if emirates has started flying from Hyderabad to US? If not, would you know when they will start?
    2. Are there any other airlines flying from Hyderabad to US beginning to mid november?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunita! There are flights from Hyderabad to USA. If you are an Indian passport holder, you can only travel on Air India and United Airlines from India to USA. Yes, Emirates is operating from Hyderabad to USA. If you are an Indian citizen, you can’t travel on Emirates to USA.

      Reply
  83. Ketan

    Hey, can you tell me if it is possible for Indians to fly from Delhi to Dublin on a work permit visa? India has bubble arrangement with many countries like UAE, France, Germany etc. where all the flights have a layover while going from Delhi to Dublin, but India doesn’t have a bubble arrangement with Ireland.

    Will people be allowed to go to Dublin after their layover?

    Reply
  84. Harshitha Krishna

    Hi ,

    I am an f1 student on OPT and I would like to go to India and come back to the US . can you please tell me what my options are ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harshitha! You can travel to India. There is no entry restriction for you. You can choose to travel on any of the airlines which are currently operating between the US and India. Please note, it is not easy to select a good itinerary in the current situation. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary.

      Reply
  85. Ranjit

    Hi, There
    I am having J1 Visa will expire on January 31, 2021. am I allowed to travel to the US in December 2020? Is there a flight from Delhi to Los Angeles.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ranjit! It is a very sensitive matter whether you will be able to travel to the US with a 1-2-month valid visa. Please be advised to check with the nearest embassy or consulate. Yes, there are Delhi-Los Angeles flights. Please contact our travel advisors at help@indianeagle.com for the best itineraries for you.

      Reply
  86. Krithika

    Hello, would you be able to help with regards to where we can take the rtpcr tests in Atlanta for travel purposes.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krithika! We wish we could have helped you with this query. We don’t have much information about it. However, you can look for Wallgreens in Atlanta.

      Reply
  87. Ani

    Hi, I wanted to know if qatar flights from doha t nagpur is still active? I see all the flight status is cancelled I am looking for sfo/lax to nagpur

    Reply
  88. Adithya

    Hi,
    Am planning to travel to India in last week of Nov.
    I see British Airways is operating flights between IAD/HYD 4 times a week.
    Am on H1B and have valid stamping.
    Could you please let me if I can travel in British Airways or should I travel only in Air India.
    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Adithya! Yes, you can travel on British Airways from USA to Hyderabad.

      Reply
  89. Ronald

    Hi,

    I am US citizen and OCI card holder, and planning to visit India in December. Am I allowed to take connecting flights from LHR/London? E.g. Air India or Vistara?, if my origin airline from US is United or American Airlines?

    Thanks!

    Reply
      • Ronald

        Hi,

        Can you please confirm that as per the latest revision of travel eligibility criteria, this route is still allowed? I am planning to travel on United from IAD to LHR to GOI. The LHR to GOI leg is operated by Air India VBM flight. Please advise.

        Reply
  90. Sunil Tekriwal

    Hi:
    I am in US Citizen with OCI Card. Am planning to travel from IAD (Washington DC) to DXB on British Airways and stop in Dubai for 7 days before continuing DXB to DEL on Vistara Airlines. Return is BLR-LHR-IAD (on British Airways/American). Please advise if this acceptable itinerary under the air bubble agreement

    thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunil! Your return itinerary is in accordance with the air bubble agreement. Being a US citizen you can transit through London Heathrow. We are not sure whether you are able to travel to India after a 7-day stay in Dubai. Please check with the operating airlines.

      Reply
  91. Yash

    Hi,

    I am in US and want to travel to India in Dec for student visa.
    Can I travel on Air India to mumbai with covid negative test?
    Should I still need to home quarantine before going to visa interview?

    Thanks,
    Yash

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Yash! Yes, you can travel on Air India to Mumbai with a COVID-19 negative test certificate. If you are coming to Mumbai for a shot visit (7-10 days), you may get exempted from home quarantine. Please note, you may need to show your return flight ticket upon arrival in order to get exempted from home quarantine during your short visit to Mumbai.

      Reply
  92. Diksha Desai

    Hi, I am willing to travel from the USA to India in December and willing to return the USA back in January. Are there any restrictions to travel back to the USA? Which flights are operating from India to the USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Diksha! There are no restrictions on return travel from India to USA if you are a US citizen with/without OCI card, or you are an Indian on H1/H4 with long validity. If you are an Indian passport holder, you can travel only on Air India and United Airlines back to USA. If you are a US national or spouse of a US national, you can travel on British Airways and Air France-Delta flights from India to USA. Hope it addresses your query. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors for convenient booking and suitable itineraries for your trip at the toll-free 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  93. Anitha

    Hi, I don’t see any Vande Bharat Mission flights between SFO and India for the months of November and December. Any idea if Vande Bharat will continue into November/December 2020? Appreciate your inputs.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anitha! The November and December schedule of Vande Bharat Mission flights between USA and India is not yet announced. Please be advised to keep a watch on our Facebook page or the Travel News section for the upcoming updates. Thank you!

      Reply
  94. Jacob

    Hello sir,
    I am planning for a return trip to Dec to Jan from US to India (Chennai) . I am indian passort holder. Can i travel Emirates or BA or LF . I saw you last answer for same related query. BA and AF is required for US Passport. h1/h4 is not allowed ?.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jacob! FYI, Lufthansa has suspended its operations to and from India for an infinite period of time. Being an Indian passport holder, you can make a one-way US to India trip on Emirates, British Airways, and Delta-Air France (codeshare flight). But, BA, Emirates and Air France-Delta are not permitted to carry Indian passport holders, if they are not spouses of foreign nationals/US citizens, from India to USA. You can feel free to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969. They will give the best itinerary according to your visa status and travel dates. Thank you!

      Reply
  95. Sangita Godbole

    Hi, I am an US citizen with Indian tourist visa. Can I travel to Mumbai in November.

    Reply
  96. Bhavani

    Hi
    I am US citizen planning to travel back to Washington DC IAD from Hyderabad.
    Booked Emirates ticket also. Airline people changed my travel dates 4times ( Airline says because of Indian government travel restrictions). Now travel date is in mid November. What is the reason Emirates changing their dates and when are they going to resume flights from Hyderabad?

    Reply
  97. Vijay Venkitachalam

    Hi,

    I am an Indian citizen planning to travel to India in November 2020 using EWR-FRA-BLR sector (United for first sector and Lufthansa for second). Per air bubble arrangement, is this allowed?

    My return to US is also booked in the same route – BLR to FRA to EWR. Being an Indian citizen, can I come back to Us with a valid L visa?

    Vijay

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! You may travel the onward itinerary. But, Indian citizens are not permitted to travel on Lufthansa, British Airways, and other airlines except Air India and United Airlines.

      Reply
  98. Roy

    Hi there!
    I’m planning to travel from IAD to HYD from nov to dec by emirates and I’m in GC EAD Advance parole status and my spouse is a US citizen. Will I have any trouble coming from HYD to IAD in December?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello Roy! There are no restrictions. There won’t be any trouble as long as your visa is valid.

      Reply
  99. Gina

    Hello,

    I want to travel from Houston to Bangalore, am on H1B Visa. Can I travel transit via Frankfurt or London please. I am Indian citizen

    thanks
    gina

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gina! Not sure about Frankfurt. Yes, you can transit through London. One of the customers recently traveled with two kids from Atlanta to Hyderabad via London. No problem. Thank you!

      Reply
      • Gina

        Thanks so much for your clarifaction, is there a numbe rwhere I can discuss my details and book please

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Gina! You’re welcome! You can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking.

          Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Yes, you can travel. However, there are complications when it comes to traveling via Frankfurt or London.

      Reply
  100. Aj

    Hello, I am indian citizen planning to travel from below routes. Please let me know if this is allowed with the airbubble arrangement while returning back with lufthansa. when i call the airline they say they have no problem returning back.The ticket is issued by Lufthansa, the last leg is operated by united. Would that be allowed given that united is allowed to carry indian nationals back to US ? Not sure if the security at the BLR airport checks the ticket issuer or the actual carrier on each leg to deny boarding.

    departure – IAH to FRA (operated by Lufthansa) , Transit in FRA – BLR ( operated by Lufthansa)
    return – BLR to FRA (operated by Lufthansa) , Transit in FRA – IAH ( operated by United)

    If i go to united airline site, i get the exact same iternary and planes but ticket is issued by United although the planes are operated by lufthansa. Would that work ?

    Please advise!

    please advise

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hello AJ! You can travel to India via Frankfurt. We have doubts whether you being an Indian citizen will be able to travel the same route back to the US. Lufthansa is authorized to take EU-bound passengers from India. But your return ticket will show IAH, USA as your destination. Please double check before flying this route for your return travel.

      Reply
      • Aj

        So, given the united can fly to andback to usa, can anyone fly on united airlines using regular flights going from EWR- BOM and back from BOM to EWR without having to register to the repat website initially ., meaning can i book online the tickets for united flights for above segment first and then just register on videshapps repat site and aisrsuvidha site as per the requirements.. i think in the past you had to register , then get a code and then use that code to make reservation on the repat flghts.. is that still the case ?

        thanks

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Aj! Regular/normal flights to and from India are still suspended. FYI, United Airlines is operating air bubble flights, which requires you to register and fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance and hassle-free booking.

          Reply
  101. sonu

    Hello
    Can B1/B2 visa holders travel in AirIndia from India to USA .please confirm.

    Will there be other flights in November that b1/b2 visa can travel?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sonu! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines from India to USA. No other airline can fly them to USA even in November and December.

      Reply
  102. KGhosh

    Hello

    My wife (Indian National ; valid H4Visa) ) & my kid (US citizen) would like to travel from Kolkata to Denver via Lufthansa airlines? Is there any restrictions for Indian National?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kuntal! FYI, Indian nationals are not permitted to travel on Lufthansa from India to USA. After a recent disagreement with the government of India, Lufthansa is probably not permitted to take US-bound passengers from India as per the reports.

      Reply
  103. KGhosh

    Hello Team,
    Could you please review and advise if there is any travel restrictions for the below case :-
    My wife is Indian Citizen ( holding valid US H4visa) and My kid is USA National.
    They are traveling from Kolkata to Denver via the below route by Lufthansa airlines:-
    Kolkata -> Delhi -> Munich -> Denver on 14th Nov

    Regards
    Ghosh

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kuntal! Apparently, Lufthansa is not permitted to take US-bound passengers from India. Only those who are destined for Europe, South America, and Africa can travel on Lufthansa from India. Please be advised to contact Lufthansa and recheck with them whether your wife and kid are able to travel with them. Shubho Bijoya!

      Reply
  104. Prashant

    Hi,

    What are the required documents and procedures I need to follow to travel (return trip) from USA to Bengaluru?
    Do I need to get RT PCR test from USA before boarding the flight ? Also, do I need to register in Air Suvidha portal?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Prashant! Yes, you need to register and fill out a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha. There’s no institutional quarantine for asymptomatic travelers from abroad. So, you may not need to get a negative RT-PCR test report in the USA before traveling. Having a COVID-19 report is mandatory if you are traveling on Emirates. Be advised to 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.

      Reply
  105. Kishore

    Hi We are green card holders and booked a flight from Nashville ,USA to Hyderabad,India via London to attend a wedding in December . When we called british airways reservations they advised me to cancel the ticket as only stranded passsengers and OCI card holders are allowed. Even we booked the ticket we wont be allowed to board the flight So wehad to cancel the ticet with in 24 ours of booking to get full refund. All our relatives at India are extremely disappointed. Please let me know if we will be able to travel . We prefer to travl through BA as thats the only airline opearted from Nashville with one hop.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kishore! We’re sorry to know what happened to your reservation. We are wondering why BA advised you to cancel the reservation. The earlier regulations that only stranded Indians can travel to India have been scrapped. Now everyone can travel to India. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for suitable itineraries for your travel to India. We will try our best to make sure that you can attend the wedding in India.

      Reply
  106. Ani

    I wanted to know what would be the best way to get to nagpur such that i can quarantine at nagpur directly.

    I am looking at emirates to bombay and then bombay to nagpur.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ani! As Nagpur is your final destination, you will undergo institutional quarantine in Nagpur only. Do make sure to get your entire itinerary from USA to Nagpur ticketed in single PNR. Please note you need a negative COVID-19 certificate to board Emirates flight.

      Reply
  107. Sunita Richter

    Hello,
    Do all airlines need RT-PCR test for flying out of India?
    I am planning flying into Bom from Los Angeles in 7 days and then back 3 weeks later for a family emergency.
    Am concerned about the RT-PCR test on the way back as they have a 4-5 day delay getting the results..
    Which airline would you suggest?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunita! No airline needs you to travel with a RT-PCR test report out of India, except Emirates Airlines. The United States does not require travelers from India to carry a negative COVID-19 certificate. Please be advised to 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. Thank you!

      Reply
  108. Mohammed Ashraf

    I am an Indian Citizen and I am planning to travel from Houston to Kochi during November last week.I may please be informed whether I can travel in Emirates flight from Houston to Kochi Via Dubai

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mohammed! If Emirates is operating from Houston to Kochi, you can travel on Emirates.

      Reply
  109. RAZIA ASHRAF

    Any information about Qatar Airways starting their normal flights from Dallas to India via Qatar.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Razia! As of now, there is no confirmation about Qatar Airways’ flights from USA to India via Doha.

      Reply
  110. Vijay

    Hi,
    I am an India citizen on a valid H1B Visa, I want to travel from Seattle to Bangalore.
    I want to travel on Nov first week and return to Seattle on Dec last week.

    Which Airlines should I take?
    I am confused with the bubbles and flights.
    Please help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! You can travel on Air India, United Airlines and British Airways for onward travel to India. But, Air India and United Airlines are the only options for your return travel to USA, as per the current travel regulations based on nationality and visa status. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 10800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking, as following certain guidelines is obligatory for smooth travel in the current circumstances.

      Reply
  111. Vijay

    Hi,
    Thanks for the response.
    Is this itinerary/airplane/transit country allowed for India/Bangalore:

    United Airlines:
    Seattle -> Frankfurt (FRA) -> Bangalore
    Return journey:
    Bangalore -> Frankfurt -> Seattle

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vijay! You can travel this route for the onward journey to India. But you may not be able to travel the same route back to the USA, because Indian citizens are not permitted to take the route via Europe according to some reports.

      Reply
  112. Kaveri

    Three of my family members (Indian passport and b1/b2 US visitor visa) are planning to travel from Mumbai to SFO around Nov 8th and will be booking either United or Air India

    1. The flights are : Mumbai -> Delhi -> SFO. Do they need to quarantine in Delhi?
    2. Do we need to register anywhere or fill any forms? Or do we simply book flights on Air India/United website?
    3. One of the passenger is 72 years old. Will he be allowed to (a) board the flight and (b) enter the US?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kaveri! There is no quarantine for travelers, in Delhi, flying out of the country. You don’t need to register anywhere. On confirmation of booking, you will receive two forms to your registered email ID; you need to fill out those forms with details of the travelers. If the 72-year-old is in good health, there won’t be any problem. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking.

      Reply
      • Kaveri

        Thank you !
        Do we need to carry any covid-19 testing report with us? Is it needed at Delhi or SF airport/immigration?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          No, a COVID-19 test report is not required for boarding international flights from Delhi and arrival at SFO. Don’t worry about it.

          Reply
  113. Sindhuja

    Hi

    May I know if there are any flights operating from US to India on 12 November or 13th November. if so please let me know

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sindhuja! Yes, there are flights from US to India on your preferred travel dates in November. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of a suitable itinerary for you travel and all the information related to travel guidelines in the current circumstances. You can also write to us at help@indianeagle.com. Or we can send itineraries to your email ID if you permit. Thank you!

      Reply
  114. Kaveri

    Hi,

    Are flights flying out of the Pune airport? We prefer Pune->Delhi->SFO flight. But not sure if they are operational.
    Also, if they are going to be anyways diverted to Mumbai, we might as well book Mumbai->Delhi->SFO.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kaveri! Thank you for reaching us with your query. Please be advised to contact our travel advisor at 1-800-615-3969 for Pune->Delhi->SFO, and Mumbai->Delhi->SFO itineraries. You will get to know from them in no time.

      Reply
  115. Leena

    Is US allowing parents on visitor visa to come to US?
    What guidelines areto be followed from mumbai?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Leena! Yes, B1/B2 visa holders can travel from India to USA. There is no restriction. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for precise guidelines related to boarding international flights from Mumbai and hassle-free travel booking.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi SD! Only US citizens (without OCI card) can travel on BA flights between USA and India. If you are an Indian citizen or US citizen with an OCI card, you can’t board BA flight from India to USA.

      Reply
  116. Sujith

    Hello, I’m been looking for a flight from HYD to Atlanta for two passengers with a Visiting visa.
    Can someone please suggest me what flight are available.
    FYI, i spoke to British airways, and heard they were currently open for only US Citizens.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sujith! Yes, British Airways can only board US citizens on US-India flights. If you permit, we will send a few suitable itineraries for your hassle-free travel to this email ID of yours. Or else, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itineraries. Thank you!

      Reply
  117. Yug

    Thank you for advising and helping all the passengers. Great work!

    Because there has been a lot of confusion on Lufthansa, I would like to know, is travelling from any US city via FRA a safe option, i.e. onwards journey? You wrote that there are complications. What are the complications? Also, do we have to fill anything with the Indian Embassy in Germany?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Yug! As per the revised eligibility criteria, you can travel on Lufthansa to India via Frankfurt only if you are a foreign national (US citizen) with a valid visa (neither OCI card nor tourist visa). Indian nationals and OCI cardholders originating from any country outside the EU/Schengen area, South America and Africa cannot travel to India via Frankfurt. If you are a US national with a valid visa (not OCI card), you have to register with the Indian Mission in Germany and select Germany as your departure country.

      Reply
  118. Vicky Ranveer

    So this means I can travel to and from India to USA, with valid work visa via Lufthansa

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vicky! Only US citizens with a valid visa to India (not OCI card or tourist visa) can travel on Lufthansa flights between USA and India as per the most recent revision of travel eligibility criteria.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      If you are a US citizen without an OCI card or tourist visa, you can travel on Lufthansa.

      Reply
  119. Rag

    Hi, I am planning to bring my parents from BLR to Chicago on a Tourist visa. I see a Lufthansa option via Frankfurt. What is the clear rule for transit via Frankfurt for Indian citizens? What are their options.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Praneeth! As per the latest revision of the travel eligibility criteria, Indian passport holders can’t travel on Lufthansa flights between the US and India. For B1/B2 holders, Air India and United Airlines are the only options. There’s a certain process to be followed during and after booking your travel. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking and the process related to travel in the current circumstances.

      Reply
  120. Shweta Gupta

    Hi Team,

    Do you know if Emirates flight can be booked for Indian passport holder and valid USA visa holder?

    Reply
  121. Sagar Ippili

    Hi Team, can I travel from the USA to India on BA in February 2021 with student visa (F-1)?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sagar! Indian passport holders are barred from traveling on BA flights to India from USA until further notice. Please be advised to check with British Airways for your satisfaction.

      Reply
  122. UG

    Hi Team,

    Great answers and its helpful.

    I have following questions:

    1. Travelling from India to US and returing in few weeks on B1/B2 visa, Is that allowed?

    2. What are flight options and what i need to do before booking flights or onboarding?

    3. Once I land in San francisco, Is there any restrictions to quarantine?

    4. What others thing come up in Entry point in SFO?

    5. Any possibility things will change in Jan 2021 in more flights?

    Please let me know

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesh! 1> Yes, allowed. 2> B1/B2 travel only on Air India or United Airlines. 3> There is no quarantine protocol in San Francisco. 4> No entry restriction in San Francisco. 5> things may be more smooth in 2021. Be advised to contact our travel advisors to contact at 1800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking and all the information related to travel.

      Reply
      • UG

        Thank you!

        Can return flight from US to India can be any airline or it should be only Air India or United Airline?

        Appreciate your helping the community with your great answers.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Ganesh! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines even from the US to India.

          Reply
  123. Padma

    Hi, Based on latest news as of 10/31, I would like to know if Indian parents who have US green card can travel from US to India on British airways?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Padma! Indian passport holders with/without green cards can’t travel on British Airways.

      Reply
  124. Padma

    Is it due to the new UK lockdown announcement that Indian nationals who have US green card/permanent resident card can’t travel via UK transit from USA to India?
    Thanks,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Padma. It is not because of the UK lockdown in the wake of the second COVID19 wave. Indian nationals with/without green cards can travel only on Air India and United Airlines – which are part of the US-India air bubble travel agreement. Other airlines like British Airways, Lufthansa are not part of the US-India air bubble transport agreement.

      Reply
      • Padma

        Thanks! On the Indian eagle email that I got on October 30th, I see British airways as one of the air bubble flights with India. See below, can you please clarify this?

        British Airways: Air Bubble Flights to India

        British Airways resumed flights to and from India on August 17. Part of the India-UK bilateral air travel bubble agreement, British Airways flights to India are currently serving New Delhi and Mumbai five times a week and Hyderabad and Bengaluru four times a week.

        Only stranded Indian nationals, US citizens (without OCI cards) and their dependents with a valid visa (not tourist visa) can travel on British Airways’ outbound flights to India. Please note US nationals holding OCI cards are barred from traveling on BA flights to India. Only US citizens without OCI cards and their spouses/dependents with a valid US visa are eligible to board British Airways flights from India.

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Padma! Yes, this is part of the information furnished in the article that you received through the email newsletter. British Airways’ revised travel eligibility criteria took effect early the last week.

          Reply
  125. GK

    Hello, I would like to get a clear understanding on travelling on British Airways for person with US passport with OCI card.

    I used Indianeagle to book a flight SFO-BLR (via London) round trip for December. At the time of the booking, I was told that I can fly on BA (via American Airlines code share). Your recent posts say BA is not allowing OCI card holders to fly either from US or from India.

    I talked to Indianeagle travel agents today (Nov 2) and they are not aware of this change. I also talked to BA directly and they are not confirming this change but they also don’t have clear idea on this.

    What are my options now? Is Indianeagle going to help me to rebook/cancel or I have to cancel BA flight and book on Air India/United directly?

    Thanks for your help

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesh! The revised travel eligibility criteria took effect early the last week. Only OCI cardholders with British passports can travel on BA flight from London Heathrow to India as per the current norms. Please be advised to wait till this month end. The travel eligibility criteria may be relaxed in December 2020.

      Reply
  126. Mahesh Gopalakrishnan

    My Father have B1/B2 Visa to USA, Can he travel from Chennai to Dallas?

    If so what are best options to travel around 10th November & return may be 8th May 2021
    Will Wheel chair assistance would be given?
    Does he need any RT-PCR or any Covid Test needed before starts from India to USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahesh! Yes, your father can travel from Chennai to Dallas. Flight options are limited for B1/B2 visa holders. They can travel only on Air India and United Airlines. Wheelchair assistance depends on the airline’s policy. He does not need any COVID19 test to fly out of India. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of your father’s travel and all the information related to travel in the current circumstances.

      Reply
  127. Neerajkumar N Chourasia

    My parents are holding US Visitor Visa and is scheduled to travel from India via Air India on 18th Nov 2020. Recently i came to know that Air India is not allowing other than permanent citizens to travel to US. Is that true? If yes, are there any exception? Can i reach out to embassy for some exception?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Neeraj! That’s not true. Indian passport holders can travel on Air India flights to the US. We booked many of our customers on US-bound Air India flights and they traveled hassle-free. No such restrictions.

      Reply
  128. Vic

    My parents are green card holders stuck in India and missed the 1-year “rule” due to Covid. Are the authorities in India/ US still checking on that? Options? Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vic! We are not able to give you a clear idea on this. Please be advised to check the embassy or consulate in the US.

      Reply
  129. Anika

    I have an B1/B2 Visa and am looking to Fly from MAA to EWR in Dec and back from Detroit to MAA in Jan 2nd week. So can I go ahead and book the tickets directly from your website?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anika! Yes you can travel between MAA and EWR in December and January. You can directly book your flights on our website and contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance with booking. Thank you!

      Reply
  130. Shashi Agarwal

    I am an Indian citizen and I had booked a Lufthansa flight from the US to India in May 2020. The flight date is Dec 10, 2020. Due to the new regulations in effect from Oct 21, 2020, as you have stated above, Indian passport holders cannot travel to India from the US on Lufthansa flights. I called up Lufthansa customer care and they gave me two options —
    1. get a flight voucher from Lufthansa using which I can book until Dec 10, 2020 a Lufthansa ticket for traveling in 2021
    2. email Lufthansa feedback and request a refund but since my flight ticket is non-refundable, I will most probably not get the refund value of my ticket.
    They said that it is my responsibility if I do not meet the eligibility requirements for reaching my destination via Lufthansa. Since the flight won’t be canceled, it is not their responsibility. But how could I have known that such a bizarre rule would appear back in May, when I booked the ticket? If I choose option 1, I do not have any plans of travel in 2021 due to the pandemic and I cannot be sure by Dec 10, 2020 that if I do need to travel in 2021, when or where I would be travelling. I cannot afford to lose the value of the ticket. I cannot stay in the US beyond Jan 10, 2021 due to my visa restrictions.

    Please suggest to me what might be possible to do in this situation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shashi! We understand what situation you are in. We regret saying that we don’t have an exact solution to your problem. What you can do is to tell the airline it was not possible for you to know back in May what would happen in October/November/December. You can also check with the airline if you can gift the flight voucher to someone else.

      Reply
  131. Ramu

    hi,

    My daughter’s wedding is planned for January and the guy is a US citizen. he and his family planning to travel to India next month having a Tourist Visa but he does not hold an OCI. can he travel on a Tourist Visa? if so what flights are running and what is the procedure. does any covid test required

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramu! Tourist visa and e-visa to India are currently banned, and the ban will be continued until future notice from the Government of India. Whether a COVID19 test required or not, depends on itineraries (travel routes) and destinations in India. However, it is safe to travel with a negative RT-PCR test report from the USA. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 regarding flights, itineraries and hassle-free booking. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to address your queries.

      Reply
  132. Devi Prasad

    Are US citizen oci holders allowed to fly Emirates to india ? Looks like BA has changed their rule starting from Nov 1st

    Reply
    • Remo

      Hello,
      Yes, Emirates are allowing US Citizen with OCI Card to Travel.
      I am a US Citizen with OCI Card. Here is my itinerary (BOSTON to DUBAI to CHENNAI).
      Following Documents are prerequisite (Even they Check all these Documents in Boston itself)
      1) rtPCR Test
      2) ePass (for me, from Tamil Nadu) [Apply ePass as late as possible, like 24-48 Hours before onBoarding]
      Reached home (Nov-08) without any hassle.
      My Previous Booking with Qatar, BA, France Airlines were cancelled by the Airlines.

      Reply
  133. Venkatesh Gondi

    Good morning

    My parents are visiting the USA from Bengaluru to Miami via London through British Airways on Nov 24, 2020. Given the recent UK lockdown situation, I called British airlines customer care service who are actually insisting that the flights are not canceled and are as per the original schedule, Please do provide me your opinion regarding the situation so that I could cancel the BA flight(Nonrefundable) and go with united airlines/Air India. Thank you for your insight.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Venkatesh! We are not sure whether Indian passport holders are able to travel on British Airways between India and the USA. As per the travel eligibility criteria, Indian passport holders can’t travel on BA flights from India to the US. Please recheck with the airline.

      Reply
  134. Chandrasekhara Jutur

    Any information about Qatar Airways starting their normal flights from Atlanta to India via Qatar.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chandrasekhara! Qatar Airways is not yet part of the US-India air bubble travel agreement.

      Reply
  135. nicki

    Hello

    I called United and they are saying US B1/B2 visa cannot travel in united? is that true, is that something that changed this month?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nicki! B1/B2 visa holders can travel on United Airlines’ direct flights between USA and India, not United flights via Europe. United Airlines’ direct flights are part of US-India air bubble travel agreement.

      Reply
  136. Deb

    Hi
    I am planning to book BA flight from Boston (us) to Kolkata (India) in dec2020.
    Can I book it via British airways?
    I am not clear on the air bubble scenario
    I don’t want to fly with United, they allow only 1 luggage. Please let me know if I can book via BA,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Debasish! Shubho Bijoya! Your travel eligibility in connection with BA depends on your nationality and visa. Air India is the other option for you. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary and hassle-free booking.

      Reply
  137. AK

    Hi – can a US citizen with OCI card travel from Washington to Chennai in December and return in January on Etihad? Is there any restriction like BA, Lufthansa etc. that only US citizens with visa (not OCI or tourist) can travel? Thanks.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Jay! With a valid F-1 student visa, you can travel on Air India from India to the US.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunil! There are one-stop flights by Lufthansa and British Airways, but Indian passport holders can’t travel on British Airways and Lufthansa. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itineraries available for your travel in the current circumstances and hassle-free booking.

      Reply
      • Yasmin

        Is there any other number I can call on? I tried the number you mentioned, but I only hear a msg that says – this number doesn’t exist.

        Reply
  138. Priya Kapoor

    Hello, I am planning to travel on United Airways from IAD to Delhi in Dec 2020 and be back in Jan 2021. I’m on an F1 VISA and I have got my EAD card. Are there any travel or visa restrictions in place? Also is there a potential of any travel bans being imposed in the near future that may affect my travel?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Priya! There are no travel or visa restrictions. No travel ban is anticipated in the near future.

      Reply
  139. Saheli Majumdar

    Hi IndianEagle, I’ve gone through a couple of posts on your website and they were very helpful. I was wondering if you could answer my queries on the same.

    1) Can we travel to Kolkata, India from Houston, Texas in November by Emirates? Does Emirates fall under the Air Travel Bubble?
    2) As per the latest guidelines issued by MHA,India on November 5, the PCR test is to be conducted within 72 hours prior to the time of departure. But Emirates claims the test is required to be done within 96 hrs of the departure of flight. Could you throw some light on it? Which of the guidelines are we supposed to follow? The Emirates website also asks us to frequently check the regulations as they can change anytime. What is your take on this?
    I would really appreciate your inputs in this matter. Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Saheli! Shubho Bijoya! Yes, you can travel on Emirates from Houston to Kolkata. We have booked some of our customers on Emirates’ US to India flights. Please note flights may get cancelled in case of low occupancy on a given date. Emirates requires passengers to get tested within 96 hours, not before 96 hours of the journey. So, no problem. You can get tested within 72 hours of undertaking your journey from the US. For hassle-free booking and travel-related information, you can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969. Thank you!

      Reply
  140. Yasmin

    Hi. Thank you for the information. I did not know about the rule and had booked a Delta flight. I was not allowed to board the flight yesterday as I am an Indian Passport holder. Delta is not refunding the amount and has only given me a credit for the cost of tkt which I can use in one year. My question is what are my options now? Can I do my travel via bubble flight and return via the delta credit that i have? Any help and infl would be appreciated.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Yasmin! Yes, you can travel on direct air bubble flights operated by Air India and United Airlines. We are not sure whether you can use the Delta credit voucher for return flight. It depends on ticket rules. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please reach out to our travel advisors at help@indianeagle.com or 001-800-615-3969 (from India) or 1-800-615-3969 (from USA).

      Reply
  141. Mahesh

    I want to travel Mumbai to IAD in November 2020 urgently for Medical help / support to my son living in VA on F1 visa. I have B1/B2 Tourist visa
    pls guide how to book tickets( which airline) and the procedure before /for departure. which documents to carry with me/ which tests required / where it can be ? is the test facility Available at Mumbai Airport at what cost ? is any documentation required at IAD airport on departure/arival , what is quarantine policy in november 2020
    baggage allowed ? cabin bag ? laptop bag ?
    not book the ticets yet.
    pls explain in details if possible

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahesh! We understand what situation you are in. Hope everything will be fine soon. B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines. There is no quarantine on arrival at IAD. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 001-800615-3969 (from India) for hassle-free booking and all the information related to travel in the current circumstances.

      Reply
  142. RRK

    Hi Indian Eagle,
    My family needs to travel from Chicago to Chennai in the first week of December and returning to US in first week of Feb. We prefer Etihad or Emirates airlines. Are these airlines part of Air Bubble to travel between US and India? Are these airlines (Emirates, in particular) cancelling their US flights frequently? Please advice.

    Thanks,
    RRK

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi RRK! We are taking bookings for travel on Emirates between USA and India. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance related to Emirates flights.

      Reply
  143. Tamal Ghosh

    Hello,
    My in-laws are planning to visit the USA on a B1/B2 visitor’s visa. I’m getting reasonable tickets through British and American American airlines.
    The itinerary is as follows:
    BLR-LHR-MIA on Jan 1.
    It will be very helpful if someone can answer the following queries.
    Do they need a transit visa for the 1 hr 25 mins layover at Heathrow (LHR) airport?
    Are Indian citizens with a US visitor visa travel allowed to take this route BLR-LHR-MIA during this covid19 travel restrictions?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tamal! Indian citizens with a US visitor visa can travel only on Air India and United Airlines.

      Reply
  144. Tamal Ghosh

    Can Indian citizens with B1 visitor visa travel this route BLR-LHR-MIA at the end of December or Jan? I have 1.5 hrs layover at Heathrow airport? Do I need a transit visa at Heathrow?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tamal! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines from India to the USA.

      Reply
  145. NBN

    Hello, I am travelling British Airways from Boston, USA to Bengaluru and return. I reach Bengaluru in December and I’m flying back on BA to Boston in January. I’m on an F1 visa. Is there any issue?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nagaraj! Indian passport holders can not fly on BA from India. Please check with British Airways for your satisfaction.

      Reply
  146. Radhika

    Hi,
    Thank you for the information provided here. I have been regularly checking your posts.
    I live in the US. I am on an H4 visa ( it’s an H1B dependant visa). I was planning to move back to India due to personal reasons. But due to the pandemic I had to postpone. But my H1B spouse will be staying in the US for some more time. Now, can I travel to India? There are no compelling reasons per se but I am washing to relocate permanently. So, can I travel thru any of those mention airline carriers? Now?
    I am flummoxed with all these restrictions and rules. Kindly help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Radhika! Yes you can travel from USA to India. You can travel on Air India, United Airlines, Emirates, and British Airways.

      Reply
  147. Thomas

    Hello! My parents are planning to visit Chicago from Bangalore from dec 23rd to feb 10th on etihad airways, while i checked with them when booking they had no restrictions on specific visas and are accepting bookings for all kinds of valid visas (my parents are on B1/B2 visa) ? Is this ok ? can i know your suggestions please ? If i want to cancel now, they are not letting me do so until unless the flight gets cancelled.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Thomas! B1/B2 visa holders can travel only on Air India or United Airlines.

      Reply
  148. Abbas

    Hello – I am a US green card holder traveling back from India to US in January? Will this be a problem for me to re-enter in US?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Abbas! If you have a valid Green Card, you will be able to re-enter the US.

      Reply
  149. Namita Sahu

    Hi,
    I am with my family – Indian passport holders living in USA booked tickets on Lufthansa from Chicago to Mumbai via Frankfurt on 21st November. Can we travel ?

    Reply
  150. KayKay

    Hi. I am Indian passport holder and want to travel from Houston to Bangalore in December. Is Emirates an option? Rules seem very unclear about transit in Dubai. Looks like BA, AF, Lufthansa have stopped allowing Indian citizens to fly from USA to India.

    Reply
  151. Senthil

    Hi,

    When i checked last month from Chicago to Kochi there is a VBM 126 & VBM feeder flight no 1174 @16:15 to Kochi, but today when i checked your website today, there is no VBM feeder flights from Delhi to Kochi.

    As per AI website, the VBM feeder flight was changed to AI 1106 from Delhi to Kochi starts @ 16:50 PM every day. Please can you check.

    Thanks

    Reply
  152. anand Ramamurthy

    Hello;
    My wife needs to travel HOUSTON – Chennai. Her father passed away yesterday. I am seeing Emirates availability for IAH-MAA and return late DEC. is this a permissible itenary. (USA citizen, US passport)
    Working on Emergency Visa now; TN-EPASS and COVID tests).
    thanks for the help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anand! We are very sorry about the mishap in your wife’s family. Yes, she can travel this itinerary given she follows Tamil Nadu government’s guidelines including TN e-pass and a negative RT-PCR report.

      Reply
  153. harpreet

    hi
    i have b1/b2 usa visa
    i want to travel around christmas this year. can i book ticket and fly?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harpreet! Yes, you can travel. Please note, you can travel only on Air India and United Airlines.

      Reply
  154. Sanjay Reddy

    can a us citizen and OCI card holder travel to Delhi from Boston via Dubai on emirates airlines and return back to Boston on same route or is there any restrictions using emirates airlines ? or one has to only take United airlines via BOS-EWR-DEL and return DEL-EWR-BOS. in other words what airlines will take US citizen and ODI card holder apart from Air India and United to fly between BOS and DEL ? and return back to BOS in next two months ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Suchithra! Yes, US passport holders with an OCI card can travel to India.

      Reply
  155. Murli

    Hi,
    I have F1 visa, I need to travel to Dallas, but in Air India they have only 5locations. Can I travel through air India or not ?? Will it ok if the port of entry is different??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Murli! Indian passport holders can travel only on Air India and United Airlines. You can take a domestic flight from any of Air India’s five ports of entry in the US.

      Reply
  156. Gurpreet Singh

    hi Indianeagle

    I am planning to travel to India from New York with Emirates with y daughters. I have an Indian Passport and My daughters have US passports, Is it possible to travel with Emirates as Indian Passport holder or do I have to take a direct flight from New York to India.

    Reply
  157. Chandra

    Hello,

    I’ve learned from the comments here that Indian citizens with a valid USA visa(F-1 in my case) cannot take a British Airways flight to the USA with a one-stop at London Heathrow. Have there been any changes/revisions to this in the recent past? BA have a reasonable travel time from Hyderabad to Dallas in comparison to other airlines, can you suggest another reasonable itinerary if I cannot take BA for the last week of December.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chandra! As of now, Indian citizens can take only direct flights operated by Air India and United Airlines from India. The regulations may be relaxed in the third or last week of December. You can contact our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 for more information and hassle-free booking.

      Reply
  158. Nik

    Hi,
    I booked travel on United Airlines Phoenix to SFO (UA5880), SFO to Frankfurt (UA58) and then Frankfurt to Bangalore (UA8898). The last flight UA8898 is operated by Lufthansa. We are Indian citizens with US tourist visa. Will we be able to board the Lufthansa operated flight from Frankfurt to BLR flight?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nik! We doubt whether you will be able to fly on Lufthansa to India. As per the regulations, only diplomats and US citizens can travel on Lufthansa to India.

      Reply
  159. Pop

    Hello Everyone,
    I saw on few websites confirming travel ban on India until Dec 31, 2020. will this impacts to ALL the inbound/outbound flight to and from USA to India ??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pop! The headlines of the latest news are a bit misleading. Travel to and from India is not banned. Travel on air bubble flights to and from India is allowed. India has simply extended the suspension of normal/regular international flights, both inbound and outbound.

      Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Rahul! Currently, Air India, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines and British Airways are operating to and from India. What airlines you can travel between USA and India depends on your nationality and visa type.

          Reply
  160. Sowmya

    Hi,

    Is this itinerary/airplane/transit country allowed for India/Bangalore:

    United Airlines:
    operated by Lufthansa
    Houston -> Frankfurt (FRA) -> Bangalore
    Return journey:
    Bangalore -> Delhi ->Chicago->Houston

    I cannot see Flight details From IAH-FRA-BLR in VBM for December? Any info on this.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sowmya! This itinerary exists, but it is not part of the Vande Bharat Mission. If you are an Indian passport holder, you may not be allowed to travel on Lufthansa-operated flights from the USA and transit through Frankfurt.

      Reply
  161. vinoth

    Does the PCR test have to have some format. I finally found a place within driving distance that does PCR tests and returns results in 48 hours. I was wondering what does the test say-should it be RT PCR somewhere-carry your passport details?? I don’t want to get into any issues. I have a kid under 10 and applied for exemption, but it says pending. So getting this just in case.

    Reply
  162. sunil

    Hello: I am a Indian Citizen and a US permanent resident, will I be allowed to travel from US (Miami) to Bangalore via British Airways flight transiting out of London Heathrow? Also a second questioncan Indian Citizens with USA green card travel on Lufthansa flight from Delhi transiting thru Frankfurt to USA but ticketed as United Airlines ticket to USA form India? Please advice, many thanks,

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sunil! As per the current regulations, Indian citizens with/without Green card can neither travel on British Airways from USA nor Lufthansa flights (though ticketed by United Airlines) from India. The India-US traffic is not allowed via Frankfurt.

      Reply

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