US-India Air Bubble Flights 2021: Air India, United Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic

Travel Alert (April 30): Non-US residents form India are restricted from traveling to the United States, starting this May 4, 2021 until further notice. Please check if you are eligible for entry into the USA amid the restriction.

With the continuation of VBM and air bubble flights through 2021, it is obvious that regular/normal international passenger flights to and from India will not be resumed anytime soon. Since May 2020, Air India and United Airlines have been the principal carriers in the US-India air bubble corridor. Eventually, airlines from Europe and the Middle East joined the green corridor and started operating to cater to the demand for air bubble flights between USA and India. Below is an updated list of the airlines flying from USA to India, their travel eligibility criteria for flyers, and the regulations applicable to their passengers.

All visas to India have been restored since October 21, 2020, except e-visa, tourist visa and medical visa. Those holding a medical visa to India need to get it re-validated by the embassy/consulate before booking their air bubble flights to India from USA. Foreign nationals, including US citizens, planning on traveling to India for medical treatment, need to apply for a fresh medical visa if they don’t have any such visa. Indian-origin US citizens having no OCI/PIO cards, need to apply for a regular entry X visa if they are planning on traveling to India this year.

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United Airlines’ US-India Air Bubble Flights

United Airlines is operating nonstop air bubble flights between the US and India. Like Air India, United Airlines is part of the US-India air bubble travel agreement. You can book nonstop United flights between Newark and Mumbai, Newark and Delhi, San Francisco and Delhi, and Chicago and Delhi. The cheapest United flight tickets are available on IndianEagle.com for confirmed travel to and from India.

Who can take air bubble flights on United Airlines?

Whoever is permitted to enter India during the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, can travel on United Airlines flights between USA and India. There is no visa-specific restriction. US citizens with/without an OCI card, lawful permanent residents/green card holders, and Indian citizens having a valid US visa can book United Airlines’ US-India air bubble flights. Indian passport holders on B2 (US visitor visa) can travel on USA-bound air bubble flights operated by United Airlines.

Air India VBM: US-India Air Bubble Flights 

Currently, the phase 10 of Air India’s Vande Bharat Mission for US-India air bubble flights is on . Since the launch of Vande Bharat Mission in May 2020, more than 7.5 million people have travelled to and from India. Air India that operates a maximum number of nonstop flights between USA and India has been instrumental in repatriation of Indians from abroad. IndianEagle.com is booking travel on Air India VBM flights scheduled till March 2022.

However, the airline has curtailed its US-India flight schedule and cancelled some flights on the routes listed below, due to the low travel demand in the wake of the US government’s restriction on arrival of certain travelers from India.    

  • Delhi-New York-Delhi: May 11 – June 1 (Every Tuesday)
  • Delhi-SFO-Delhi: May 6 – June 3 (Every Thursday)
  • DEL-SFO-BLR: May 11 – June 1 (Every Tuesday)
  • BLR-SFO-DEL: May 13 – June 3 (Every Thursday)
  • DEL-ORD-DEL: May 7 – May 31 (Mondays & Fridays)
  • Delhi-Washington: May 14 – June 4 (Every Friday)
  • Washington-Delhi: May 12 – June 2 (Every Wednesday)
  • BOM-EWR-BOM: May 7-21 (Wednesday & Friday), May 26- June 2 (Wednesday & Friday), May 30          

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Emirates Airlines’ US-India Air Bubble Flights

Latest News (April 22, 2021): The UAE has banned flights from India with effect from April 24 and until May 4, 2021. It has led to cancellation of Emirates flights from India, scheduled during this period. However, the ban does not affect Emirates flights from USA to India via Dubai. 

Of the few airlines flying to India from USA currently, Emirates joined the US-India air bubble travel corridor in August 2020. Cheap Emirates flights between USA and India have connection time at Dubai for up to 6 hours. These days, Emirates Airlines is serving these US cities: New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago ORD, Houston IAH, Washington IAD, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Dallas. Currently, you can book Emirates’ air bubble flights to India for Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram.

All Indian nationals, irrespective of their US visas (B1/B2, H1, H4, F1 and likes), and US citizens with/without an OCI card can travel on one-stop Emirates flights between USA and India. US citizens having no OCI card need a regular entry X visa to travel to India as long as the tourist visa to India remains suspended. Can Indian citizens with a US visitor visa (B2) fly on Emirates from India to USA? Yes, they can travel both ways – the US to India and India to the US.

Please note you will have to take a molecular test on arrival at the entry airport in India because of your transit/layover in the Middle East. You will have to give your swab sample for the test and exit the airport or take a connecting domestic flight without waiting for the result.

Qatar Airways’ US-India Air Bubble Flights

Qatar Airways is one of the best airlines operating USA to India flights in the air bubble corridor. Other than Air India, United Airlines, and Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways is flying all Indian nationals, irrespective of their US visas, and US citizens with OCI/PIO cards or a valid India visa via Doha. B1/B2, H1B, H4, F1 and other US visa holders from India can travel on Qatar Airways’ US-bound flights.

Please check all you should know about traveling on Qatar Airways to/from India and transiting in Doha.

Qatar Airways is connecting travelers from the US on its air bubble flights to India at Doha Hamad International Airport. Available on IndianEagle.com for cheap airfares, Qatar Airways flights to India are available from New York JFK, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Washington DC, Seattle and San Francisco. You can fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Kochi, Kozhikode and Trivandrum via Doha. Qatar Airways flights to India from Atlanta will be resumed on June 1, 2021.

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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.

Who can take air bubble flights on Lufthansa?

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. Lufthansa flights from India to USA can board only foreign nationals including US citizens (without OCI cards) and their spouses with a valid US visa.

India’s travel bubble corridor with the US and Germany has made way for Lufthansa’s 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.

Please note you are required to obey the government of Germany’s rule for international transit travelers. You must take an Antigen/PCR/LAMP/TMA test not more than 48 hours before your transit in Frankfurt or Munich, apart from taking an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of undertaking the journey from the US for safe entry to India. Germany’s mandate for international transit travelers aged 6 and above took effect on March 30, 2021.

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British Airways: Air Bubble Flights to and from 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, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai with one-stop connections from the United States. 

According to British Airways’ current travel eligibility criteria for inbound flights to India, stranded Indian nationals, OCI/PIO cardholders with passports of any country, and foreign nationals including US citizens (without OCI/PIO cards) and their dependents holding a valid visa to India (except e-visa, tourist visa) can travel to India on British Airways’ air bubble flights through London Heathrow (LHR).

Only foreign nationals including US citizens (without OCI/PIO cards) and their spouses can take BA flights from India to USA and transit in London without restrictions. Please note British Airways is not permitted to fly Indian Nationals beyond the UK, Ireland and Cayman Islands unless their spouse is a foreign national.

Please note you will have to take a paid molecular test on arrival in India because of your transit in the UK. You will be allowed to exit the arrival airport or take a connecting flight only after the negative test result is confirmed.

Delta Airlines Flights between USA and India

The list of airlines operating air bubble flights between USA and India includes Delta Airlines. Delta is currently operating Air France and KLM Airlines’ codeshare flights via Paris and Amsterdam respectively. Though both Air France and KLM Airlines are flying to and from India, they do not have the permission to carry Indian nationals beyond their hub airports in the EU region.

On Delta flights to India from USA, Indian passport holders, US citizens with/without OCI/PIO cards, and foreign nationals with a valid visa can travel. Only US citizens, lawful permanent residents (green cardholders), and their spouses as well as children, and non-citizen parents of a US citizen or green cardholder who is unmarried and under 21 years of age can fly on Delta Airlines from India.

Please note Delta Airlines’ nonstop flights to Mumbai from USA continue to remain suspended. Passengers traveling on Delta Airlines’ India-bound flights via Europe, have to undergo a molecular test on arrival despite having a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report. They can exit the arrival airport or proceed for connecting domestic flights after submitting their swab sample at a designated area.

Virgin Atlantic Flights to India from USA

Since September 2020, Virgin Atlantic flights between USA and India have been operational. The airline provides connection from the USA on its flights to New Delhi and Mumbai from London Heathrow under the UK-India air bubble travel arrangement. Indians in USA can travel on Virgin Atlantic flights to India from New York JFK, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Delta Airlines connects Boston, Miami, Seattle, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington IAD on Virgin Atlantic flights from New York to India.

On Virgin Atlantic flights from USA to IndiaIndian nationals, OCI/PIO cardholders holding passports of any country, and foreign nationals including US citizens with a valid visa to India can travel. Please note entry into India on a tourist visa (electronic/paper format) is currently prohibited.

Virgin Atlantic flight tickets to India include complimentary COVID-19 insurance that provides coverage worth £500,000 (over INR 4.7 crore) for medical emergency, quarantine expenses, compensation for denial of boarding, travel rescheduling fees, and other additional costs incurred due to COVID-19, irrespective of passengers’ age, travel class and flight duration. The free COVID insurance benefit of flying on Virgin Atlantic will expire on April 30, 2021.

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847 thoughts on “US-India Air Bubble Flights 2021: Air India, United Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, 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

          Reply
        • Krishna

          What about US Green card holders(permamnent residents), can they travel via Germany.
          Regards,
          Krishna

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Krishna! Lufthansa flights from India to USA can board only foreign nationals including US citizens (without OCI cards) and their spouses with a valid US visa. 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.

        • kevin

          Hi ,
          can i travel to USA with f1 visa..
          booked tickets in British Airlines but some one called me and asked for cancel the tickets and rebook through American Airlines.
          because they both have some agreement.they didnt mention anywhere in the site
          is this true and where can i get such kind of Info.please let me know.

          Reply
          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Kevin! Yes, f1 visa holders can travel to US. If you are a customer of Indian Eagle, please be advised to contact our support desk. If not, please be advised to check with the airline.

    • Satish

      Thanks for uaefuo infro.
      Truat itsvok for a students with valid visa can travel to india for xhristmas n go back for balance study!
      Also they are coming by united airlines from chicago to delhi direct flight in dec. Trust thats ok.
      Do they hv to register online at airindi for trip registration etc….
      Plz do clarify all abv.
      Regards

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      • Raj

        Hi Sir, I would like to take British Airways flight from Hyderabad to Boston via London. Is there any travel restriction to transit through London airport to USA? I hold Indian passport and US work Visa. We heard that Indian passport holders are not allowed to travel by British Airways due to COVID’19 situation. Is this correct? If yes, any changes occurred to this conditions recently in December’20?

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        • indianeagle Post author

          hi Raj! you got the correct information. The regulations are the same this month.

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        • SRISAILAN SRINIVASA

          As per the Bubble arrangement, Indian passport holders may fly to agreed countries by carriers of Originating or destination country only. Third party carriers are not permitted. So if you are flying to UK, you may fly by Air India or British Airways. If you are flying to USA you may fly by Air India or United airlines only. No third party carriers like Emirates, Qatar or British Airways is allowed for Indian Passport holders. Trust it is clear.

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          • Vamsi Maringanti

            Can Indian Passport holders travel to USA from India via Emirates flights. They are b2 US Visa holder

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Vamsi! B1/B2 visa holders from India can travel only on Air India and United Airlines (direct flights).

    • Vyas

      I recently read that Mumbai Airport is now allowing international arrivals (those without an RT-PCR certificate) to leave the airport and ‘go home’ after collecting their swab, instead of making them wait long hours for the result.
      This was to be officially published by BMC. Does this still hold true post UK variant occurrence.

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Vyas! There is yet no update. It may still apply to travelers, except those from Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.

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    • Prashant

      Hi , I am planning to travel India , from Chicago,USA to Ahmedabad,India on the month of February ,2021 . I am willing to travel on Emirates Flight . I am on F1 Visa(USA)

      1) is there any restriction/constraints on travel in India on F1 visa
      2) Does Emirates Fly back from India to USA , if no then is there any restriction on F1 visa in Emirates flight travel

      Thanks in advance for the true guidelines

      Reply
    • SD

      So you don’t have tie up with Etihad? They are also flying to India.
      Why don’t you list them?

      Reply
    • kpeshwan

      Hello,

      Some confusion regarding air bubble was going on starting July 2021. Is it resolved now?

      I’m booked on 29th July del-Doha-lax with k1 visa.

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi Karishma! The air bubble agreement between India and Qatar expired in the starting of July, but it has been renewed again. So there might not be any issue with your flight.

        Reply
    • ARP Singh

      If I were to book a ticket from USA to India, Does it need to be a direct flight or can I take a flight with a layover at London? If yes, are there any repercussions once I do reach India even though I have taken a Covid-19 test before my flight to India?

      Reply
      • indianeagle Post author

        Hi ARP! You can transit via London while traveling from the US to India. If Mumbai is your first entry and your final destination is within Maharashtra, you may face 7-day institutional quarantine.

        Reply
  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.

      Reply
      • bhoomi

        Hey.
        Can we travel to US with United airlines from Bangalore to Boston with layover in Frankfurt? I have a valid US visa and Indian passport. Will the layover in fra have other rules?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Bhoomi! We doubt whether you being an Indian passport holder will be able to travel to USA via Frankfurt.

          Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

          Reply
          • 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.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
      • 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

        Reply
        • 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.

          Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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.

          Reply
  7. Srikanth

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

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
    • 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?

        Reply
        • 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.

          Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
        • 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.

          Reply
          • 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!

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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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      • Rubiya

        Hi I’ have a travel emergency to India as my brother passed away in a tragic accident,please advise on what flights are open from atlanta to chennai

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        • indianeagle Post author

          HI Rubiya! We’re very sorry about your loss. Currently, Qatar Airways is not operating from Atlanta. If you have a valid passport and visa to enter India, we can give you the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel. You can call us at 1-800-615-3969 or permit us to send the itinerary to this email ID of yours.

          Reply
  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

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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.

      Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
      • 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

        Reply
        • 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.

          Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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?

    Reply
  25. Mahavir Suryavanshi

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

    Reply
  26. Nithin

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

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  29. Shobhan Biswas

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

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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?

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  36. Minal

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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  37. Nellore Santhanam

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

    Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
      • Mani

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

        Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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?

    Reply
  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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

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

      Reply
  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
    • shoaib

      Hi Shashi,

      I have exact same situation. we booked british airways from bangalore to Chicago. now learning these travel restrictions via Europe for India citizens.
      Did you get full refund?
      please suggest what best teh airlines provided.

      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
    • subhan

      hi Venkatesh,

      I have exact same situation. we booked british airways from bangalore to Chicago for 20th May2021(India Passport holders with B1/B2 visa). Now we are learning these travel restrictions via Europe for India citizens.
      Did you travel or get full refund?
      please suggest what best teh airlines provided.

      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
    • Shoaib

      hi Yasmin,

      I have exact same situation. we booked british airways from bangalore to Chicago for 20th May2021(India Passport holders with B1/B2 visa). Now we are learning these travel restrictions via Europe for India citizens.
      Did you travel or get full refund?
      please suggest what best teh airlines provided.

      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
      • Nik

        Thanks! I ended up changing my travel plans. I traveled from SFO to Delhi (United Airlines bubble flight UA867) and then domestic flight from Delhi to BLR.
        I figured it is best to avoid any layover in another country (Germany, France, London etc.) during these times.

        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
  163. John

    Hello Team,

    I and my wife are Indian nationals with Green card and my daughter is US citizen with OCI.

    Is travel from Chicago to Kochi via Dubai on emirates allowed?

    Reply
  164. John Jk

    Hello; I am an Indian citizen with Permanent residency. I have a child who is US citizen with OCI.

    I am planning to travel from Chicago to Cochin Via Dubai on emirates.

    1. Can me and my child travel on emirates to cochin?
    2. Can me and my child travel on emirates back to Chicago from Cochin?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi John! As far as we know, Indian passport holders and OCI cardholders can travel on Emirates between USA and India. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at for all the information related to travel on Emirates and hassle-booking of Emirates flights.

      Reply
  165. Dhans

    Hi,
    My Mom is travelling back to India (From Chicago to Kochi through Dubai) on coming Sunday by emirates flight. I wanted to know that is there a mandatory she need to carry the RT PCR test certificate or not required. Please advice if there are any other requirements for state and central government of India.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Yes, green cardholders can travel to India from USA only on Air India and United Airlines (direct).

      Reply
  166. Ash

    Hello: I have upcoming travel on Dec 13 booked on United and Lufthansa from EWR to BLR. I am travelling on United Airlines from Newark (EWR) to Frankfurt. Then on Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Bangalore. Will I be able to take this journey given the new restrictions with Lufthansa? I called Lufthansa and they say I should be allowed to board the Frankfurt-Bangalore flight since I am an Indian citizen. Please advise!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ash! As per the information and reports available to us, Indian citizens from the USA or India can not transit through Frankfurt if EU or Germany is not their destination.

      Reply
      • Ash

        Thanks. Is this information published anywhere? I wasn’t able to find it on the Lufthansa website. Would be great if you can share where you have found this latest information

        Reply
  167. Bhavya Patel

    I have an Indian Passport. I am planning to fly from Boston to Mumbai via Emirates. I see that I can travel to India via Emirates. I just wanted to know whether will I allow to fly via Mumbai to Boston via Emirates on Indian Passport?

    Reply
  168. Garima

    Hi

    My brother is getting married in march and i want to book DFW-DEL on Japan Airlines.
    I have indian passport and will also have stamped US -H4 visa while returning. Some people are saying that only citizens are allowed to board the return flight on Japan Airlines. I am not a US citizen but hold valid US Visa. Can I book through Japan Airlines?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Garima! As of now, Indian passport holders can’t travel on Japan Airlines. The restriction may be relaxed in March.

      Reply
  169. ions

    I am in the same boat as the above person, I have an upcoming flight LAX to FRA to DEL with Lufthansa, when I called them they said I should be good and allowed but not sure if they will allow to board the flight or not? Can you please confirm from where you see that Lufthansa is denying boarding from USA to India via Germany?

    Reply
  170. Tamal Ghosh

    Hello,
    Can I take this route MUM-EWR route on 31st December with an Indian passport and B1 VISA?
    The itinerary is BLR-MUM-EWR-JAX on Dec 31.

    Reply
  171. Tamal Ghosh

    I have another question about travel on June 27. I have 2 options:

    1) EWR-FRA-BLR
    2) EWR-DEL- BLR

    Option 2 has an extremely long layover at Delhi for 9 hrs which I want to take. Option 1 has a layover in FRA or MUC but the duration is short and more preferable. Is transit through Germany allowed for Indian citizens in June?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Tamal Ghosh

      I mean that I don’t want to take option 1. I would prefer option 2 only but not sure what will happen in travel regulation in June.

      Reply
      • Tamal Ghosh

        I forgot to mention that the airline is United.
        I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

        Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tamal! June is far. What will happen in June can not be predicted now. Currently, US-bound Indian citizens can’t transit through Germany.

      Reply
  172. Tanya

    Hello,
    Im planning to travel end of December from Philadelphia to Bengaluru via London (British Airways flight). I have an Indian passport. Will there be any travel bans being imposed in the near future that may affect my travel? Any Information would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tanya! There is no travel ban. One thing you need to check and be sure about is, whether you can travel on British Airways via London.

      Reply
  173. Ashwin

    Hello Indian Eagle,

    I am planning on travelling to India end of January. There are 2 flight options from United:
    1. Cleveland to EWR to Frankfurt to Bengaluru
    2. Cleveland to EWR to Delhi to Bengaluru

    Delhi airport has a 8hrs+ layover. Is Frankfurt currently operating flight to India? Seems like they had cancelled all flights in October?

    Wanted to know if you had any suggestion as to which would be a better option.

    The main concern is timeline and trying to avoid any excess quarantine time.

    Thanks,

    Ashwin

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ashwin! As per the current regulations, if you are an Indian passport holder or OCI cardholder, you may not be able to travel via Frankfurt. Travel via Frankfurt may be allowed in January or by the time you will travel. It cannot be said certainly now. If you have not yet booked your travel, you can contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for a suitable itinerary based on your nationality and visa type.

      Reply
  174. Rohan

    Looking for flights from NYC to BLR with one stop outside of BOM/DEL.

    1 adult Indian Passport holder, 1 child (2+) US Passport holder with OCI card.

    Is Emirates, Qatar or any of the EU airlines (air bubble country) options? Some of these rules makes no sense when we just read them up!

    Reply
  175. Ramita

    My parents are Indian passport holders. Can they travel to the US on BA through London from Delhi?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ramita! If your parents hold B1/B2 visa, they can travel only on Air India and United Airlines (direct) from India to USA.

      Reply
  176. Neeta Singh

    I have H1B Visa stamped on my Indian passport. I want to travel to India in 2 weeks. Can I flt on Delta airlines or should I pick AI / UA ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Neeta! In our opinion, you can. Please be advised to call our travel advisors for better guidance and hassle-free booking of flights. Thank you!

      Reply
  177. Neethi Abraham

    Hi,

    Are Indian passport holders with us work visas allowed to board emirates flights?

    Reply
  178. Krish

    I am an Indian passport holder with a US permanent residency.
    I was able to fly British airways to Chennai.

    The return flight from Chennai to London
    Got canceled and I was given the option to
    Pick the next flight. What I found out was that,
    The connection from London to Washington DC
    Was left unchanged. When I called the Indian
    Call center for BA to resolve, I was told that I can fly to
    The UK and not beyond to the states, via BA,
    Unless I am married to a US citizen. My spouse is a
    EU citizen in the states and kids are US citizens.

    Is the above restriction about the spouse true? The US regulation
    Language, as referenced via the BA website, Exempts Permanent residents from the
    US Entry restrictions. So there is ambiguity in the
    Interpretation.

    What are my options?
    Book a ticket on Qatar airways instead perhaps?

    Appreciate any insight.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Krish! Yes, it is right. OCI/PIO cardholders, US nationals and their dependents including spouses are allowed to travel on BA from India to the USA via London Heathrow. Air India and United Airlines (direct) are the only options for you.

      Reply
  179. Raj

    I have a US passport with OCI and am interested to travel to Bengaluru from Cleveland in the Mid February 2021 timeframe. What is the fastest route available where my first port of entry is Bengaluru in India. I want to avoid Delhi and Bombay.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      HI Raj! Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for your travel to Bengaluru from Cleveland. If you permit, we can send itineraries to this email ID of yours (if valid).

      Reply
  180. Raj

    Thanks for the quick response. Please do email me the itinerary to my email posted with this comment.

    Reply
  181. Megha

    Hi, I have H1B visa stamped on Indian passport. I want to travel from Boston – Bengaluru and back from Bengaluru – Boston. Can I consider travelling by Emirates both the ways ?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Megha! As per the travel eligibility criteria, you cannot travel either way by Emirates.

      Reply
  182. Harsh Rane

    Hi, I am an Indian citizen on an F1 visa. I will be traveling to the USA on 1st January on an Emirates flight. Will there be any problem with immigration for me as I’ll be transiting from Dubai?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harsh! As per Emirates Airlines’ travel eligibility criteria for Indians, Indian passport holders if not destined for the UAE or any country in South America/Africa, cannot travel via Dubai.

      Reply
      • shashi

        Hello, I was able to travel from USA to India via Dubai in October 2020 on H1B visa. Did the rules change recently?

        Also, currently what are the airline options to travel from India to USA for US H1B visa holders?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Shashi! You can travel on Air India, United Airlines and Qatar Airways in January 2021. Please note Qatar Airways is not taking new bookings until December 31, 2020.

          Reply
  183. Parandaman

    I have a green card and indian passport. what is the best way to fly from usa to chennai?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Parandaman! If you wish to avoid Delhi and Mumbai as the first port of entry, you can choose to travel on British Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways. We are booking flights with all of these airlines for the best fare available. You can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969. Thank you!

      Reply
  184. Tamal Ghosh

    Hello Indianeagle,

    Do I need to do an RT PCR test for traveling from India to the USA? Here is the route BLR-DEL-EWR-JAX on United airline. I’m more concerned about the DEL-EWR route on UA. Will UA ask for RT PCR test report for Covid19 before boarding?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Tamal! United Airlines does not require a negative COVID report for onboarding you on its DEL-EWR flight. It would have been mandatory if Newark were your final destination.

      Reply
  185. Kumar Loka

    Could you guide with a stress free route?
    A visitor visa holder wants to go back to Hyderabad, India from Detroit, USA.
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kumar! We will be happy to get you a suitable itinerary, considering the visa. Please call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary available and hassle-free booking. If you permit, we can send itineraries to this email ID of yours.

      Reply
  186. Mohan

    Hi
    I am planning to go home in Jan 1st week. Can I travel HOUSTON to HYDERABAD via DUBAI on EMIRATES? is there any travel restrictions ?

    Reply
  187. Shankar

    I’m a US passport holder with OCI. Do you know if I am I allowed to fly Boston -> Doha -> Chennai (Jan 8th to Jan 24th)? I see ticket availability in the website, but don’t know if I’ll run into problem in Chennai. Also if I have -ve RT-PCR test results, I hope I don’t have to quarantine in Chennai. Can you confirm? Thanks in advance for your response.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shankar! OCI cardholders will be able to travel to India in January 2021. As of now, those having a negative RT-PCR test report are exempted from institutional quarantine in Tamil Nadu. Whether this relaxation will be continued through January, depends on the COVID-19 scenario in January 2021.

      Reply
  188. Sanjay Patel, SP 364

    Hi! I am planning to travel to india Jan 6 th. Already bought tickets for Qatar airlines Houston to Ahmedabad. Are they flying from Houston to Amd?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sanjay! Yes, Qatar Airways is operating from Houston to Ahmedabad via Doha in January.

      Reply
  189. Vibhu

    I have a flight for Feb from Hyderabad to NYC on Emirates. I have an L1 work visa. Reading the comments above, looks like i am not eligible to fly. However the airlines continue to say that there is no issue as flight from India to US via Dubai is part of bubble in a way that i am just going to change my flight at Dubai and not immigrate out. Can someone please clarify or share their experience of travelling from India to US on non Air India and United flight

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vibhu! In fact, flights between Dubai and India, not flights between USA and India via Dubai, are part of the India-UAE air bubble travel agreement. According to the agreement, Emirates is not supposed to board those whose final destination is beyond Dubai. However, Emirates has flown many USA-bound travelers from India till date. As per the recent reports, UAE airlines are under the scanner of Indian government for violation of the agreement. But, don’t worry. The situation will improve and the regulations will be further relaxed by the time you will travel.

      Reply
  190. Anita

    I’m a US passport holder with OCI. Do you know if I am I allowed to fly Boston -> Dubai -> Ahmedabad (Feb 12th 2021 to march )? I see ticket availability in the website, Also if I have -ve RT-PCR test results,Can you confirm? Thanks in advance for your response.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anita! You can travel this route on Qatar Airways. As of now, no eligibility restriction for OCI cardholders, Indian passport holders and US citizens without OCI cards. The negative RT-PCR test report that you do currently have will not remain valid by the time you will travel.

      Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Dutta! A few routes may open between the USA and India by the last week of February. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary or itineraries available for your hassle-free travel. Thank you!

          Reply
  191. Balaji Sivaramakrishnan

    Hi, I’m a Indian passport holder with J-1 visa. I plan to fly back to Chennai from Dallas (one-way) in the first week of February 2021. Can I fly Etihad Airways? Have they resumed services? Thanks!

    Reply
  192. Nikki

    Hi! I am planning to travel to india 12th feb 2021.from boston to Ahmedabad via doha or dubai. Is their Ahmedabad aiport open for international flights? I m planning to book Emirates!!! Boston >>Dubai >>Ahmedabad

    Reply
  193. SIVA

    whats the current status of travel for a US passport holder with OCI on British Airways, from Miami to Hyderabad, transit connection in Heathrow. Travel is booked for Jan 13 th 2021. Current national lockdown in UK, restrictions on OCI card holders from US to India via london. what is the status?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shiva! We are not able to see British Airways-operated flights for Jan 13 on our travel-booking system. If you are one of our customers, please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for any assistance.

      Reply
  194. Gurkanwal

    Hi! can a J1 visa holder (indian citizen) travel from Del to USA via Delta (Air France code share) or via Qatar Airways?

    If not, are there any other options apart from Air India or United?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Gurkanwal! We think you can travel on Delta’s AF codeshare flights. Please be advised to check with the airline too.

      Reply
  195. Benita

    Hello Sir,

    I am an Indian citizen in USA on work visa. Can I book ticket from ORD to LHR ( American Airlines) and LHR to chennai ( British Airways). Do I need transit visa if go through LHR . Is there any option other than United and Air India to travel from USA to India for Jan 20 to Jan 25th travel booking for Indian citizen.

    Thank you so much for your help with this forum

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Benita! You can travel on Qatar Airways via Doha. Or you can travel on Air India’s newly launched nonstop flight from ORD to HYD and then take a domestic flight to Chennai. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary as per your travel plans.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harshit! According to Emirates Airlines’ travel eligibility criteria, Indian passport holders can travel on Emirates flights from India only if they are destined for UAE or any country in South America or Africa.

      Reply
  196. Rahul Trivedi

    Hi there, I am planning trip to India from US (New york) via Etihad in Feb 2021- Do you have any solid information if Etihad airlines is allowed to fly Indian citizens to India and then back here in US?

    One passenger is US Citizen & another one is Indian passport holder with US green card- Are there any restrictions you’re aware of to board flights on both sides? Also if Etihad flight is part of phase 7 Vande bharat mission?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! As of now, US citizens and green card holders can travel on Etihad Airways between the USA and India. Given the extremely volatile situation, the travel eligibility criteria may change at any time.

      Reply
  197. Sahil K

    Hi,

    US citizen here who entered India in mid december on an X visa (emergency). now wish to travel back to USA from delhi. Can i book emirates or etihad etc ? will they allow transit passenger to go via Dubai ?
    Or is my only option air india or united. And if so, can i book united that goes through a different county like france – i.e not necessarily a non-stop united flight ?
    Please advise. i am hearing conflicting information.

    Thanks

    Sahil

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sahil! Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways are not permitted to fly passengers from India beyond their hubs – Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They can travel on Qatar Airways, Delta and United Airlines (non-direct). Please be advised to contact our travel advisors/itinerary experts at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for hassle-free travel in the current circumstances.

      Reply
      • Sahil K

        are you sure about qatar airways ? its not an indian or US airline so how come its exempt from air bubble rules ?

        Reply
  198. Baloo

    Can I travel from Houston to India and back via United Airlines on F1 Visa? No halts in between direct flight b/w US to Inida. Are there any restrictions?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Baloo! There are no restrictions if you travel on Air India or United Airlines between USA and India.

      Reply
  199. Sumitha

    I’m planning on booking tickets for my parents from April 2021to August 2021. Is Vandhe Bharath/United airlines the only 2 options? Can I book in Emirates or British Airways?

    Thank you,
    Sumitha

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sumitha! If your parents will travel from India to the USA, Air India and United Airlines (direct) are the only options for them currently. It is recommended you wait till mid-March. Normal/regular international civil flights are supposed to resume from the first week of April 2021. If normal/regular international flights resume, you will be able to book your parents’ travel on any airline.

      Reply
  200. Sahil

    I am a H1B visa holder planning my travel from India back to Dallas in the first week of March. Can I fly Emirates? Or is United my only option?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sahil! We are not sure about Emirates. But you can travel on Qatar Airways.

      Reply
  201. Pooja Velaskar

    Hello, I am Indian National traveling from Los Angeles with my 2 year old son (OCI-American passport) and husband (OCI-Dutch passport) to visit family in Mumbai. We are booked with Delta from LAX to MUM with connecting flight through London Heathrow. Can we be exempt from quarantine if we all have negative PCR tests or under traveling with a <10 year old child? Will the connecting flight in London(UK) require manadatory institutional quarantine as we will be technically flying to India from UK. Appreciate your response.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pooja! If your itinerary from LAX to MUM has a single itinerary and if you don’t have a stay at the connecting airport, you will not be treated as travelers from the UK. We recommend you take either an RT-PCR test before departure or a COVID test after arrival, except the baby. In our opinion, the 2-year-old is exempted from any COVID testing.

      Reply
  202. Satish

    Hi, Can a B1/B2 visa holders travel to USA on united airlines on feb 3rd 2021? I don’t see any restrictions in united airlines site but just wanted to confirm if there are any hidden restrictions

    Reply
  203. Vishnu

    Can Indian citizens (visiting USA on tourist visa) travel back to India (BLR) on any other airlines other than Air India? Need to book tickets soon. Pls advise

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vishnu! Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for better guidance and the best itinerary for their hassle-free travel.

      Reply
  204. Bhadresh Savaliya

    Hello Indianeagle,

    I would like to travel from Washington DC to BOM via Doha (Qatar Airways)…I will travel with negative COVID test result…Am I eligible for an exemption from institutional quarantine?

    Also, I have another option for travel from EWR (Newark,NJ) to BOM on nonstop flight (United Airlines)….So I would like to know which route is best for me to travel to get an exemption from institutional quarantine..

    If I am eligible from institutional quarantine, Can I travel to Surat by road from BOM airport ?

    Thank You!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Bhadresh! You can travel either of the routes you mentioned. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. Yes, you can travel to Surat from BOM airport.

      Reply
  205. Chiranjeevi Lanka

    Hi All,
    Can I travel to USA on Delta airlines on H1b Visa with one stop in France/Amsterdam.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Chiranjeevi! In our opinion, you can. However, please be advised to check with Delhi Airlines as well.

      Reply
  206. Sasi

    Hi,

    I am an Indian passport holder with a US PR. I am planning to travel from SFO to HYD/BLR and return back to SFO.

    Am I allowed to fly British or any other airline that has transit in Europe or middle east? Or my only options are United or Air India?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sasi! If you are a spouse of a US national, you can travel on British Airways flights between the USA and India. Other than Air India and United Airlines (direct), you can travel on Qatar Airways. In our opinion, the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel is Air India’s direct flight from SFO to Bengaluru and then a short domestic flight from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.

      Reply
  207. pavan

    Hi team,
    I am Indian national & L1B visa holder, working in Phoenix, Arizona. I am planning to visit India between May 1st week – June 1st week. Do you suggest to wait for sometime on ticket booking? If now, which Airlines is best and allowed?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Pavan! Currently, Air India, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Delta Airlines are the carriers that you can travel on. However, it is recommended that you should wait till the end of March because normal/regular international passenger flights are expected to resume in the first week of April. You are keen on booking your tickets now, you can call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary.

      Reply
  208. Harika

    Hello! What are the current restrictions to travel to India from US for US citizens without an OCI card but a multiple entry visa? And any anticipation of how it’ll change in a couple of months? Thank you.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Harika! There are no restrictions for US citizens’ travel if they OCI cards or an entry visa. It will remain the same in the coming days.

      Reply
  209. GV

    Hi,

    I need to travel from LAX to HYD and DEL in March. Is it better to fly LAX-DEL and then domestic to HYD or the other way around LAX-HYD and then fly domestic to DEL?

    I am a US Citizen. Also, I assume if we get a Covid test 72hrs prior to departure, there will be no need to quarantine in Hyd or Del?
    Thank you

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi GV! There is no much difference between the two itineraries. If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result with a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine, but home quarantine applies.

      Reply
  210. Amrit

    Hello! I am a US citizen with OCI card. I am planning to travel from OCI > DEL via Doha on Qatar Airways? Will I have any issues? I am planning to travel in March.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Amrit! No issues as of now. If the situation does not worsen, you will be able to travel.

      Reply
  211. David Goldberg

    I am a US Citizen looking to fly UA into BOM, then connecting on GO or Indigo non-stop BOM-MLE. Is it possible for me to make this connection onto BOM-MLE as a US Citizen? I know that I would have to overnight at the BOM transit hotel inside the Int’l transit area on the inbound flight. Appreciate your insight, Thanks, David

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi David! You are a foreigner. Currently, foreigners (except for business and diplomatic purposes) are barred from traveling to India.

      Reply
  212. Neel

    I’m a U.S. citizen with OCI card looking to travel to Chennai by British Airways (via London – 2 hours transit time) in end of May. Are there any travel restrictions going through U.K. ? Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Neel! May is far from today. With time passing on, travel restrictions will definitely be relaxed in a phased manner. Currently, there are no travel restrictions for OCI card holders’ travel from the US to India, except certain regulations related to COVID testing and quarantine.

      Reply
  213. Noreen

    I have Indian Passport and USA green card. Can I travel from USA to India and return Via Frankfurt on United Airlines in the month of March.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Noreen! You can travel from USA to India via Frankfurt, but you may not be able to travel back on the same route. Please note the scenario is constantly changing; the current restrictions may be lifted or eased in March.

      Reply
  214. Vish

    Is Emirates allowed to carry Indian citizens (On B1/B2 visa) from USA to India? their agents say yes but cannot find any information on else where. Has any one successfully travelled? Also what is the policy for people who tested positive for covid and completed quarantine here in USA?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vish! Some of our customers, who hold H1B and H4 visas, traveled on Emirates flights from USA to India recently. If H1B and H4 visa holders can travel on Emirates, B1/B2 visa holders can too. All travelers flying into India need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before undertaking the journey from the USA.

      Reply
  215. percy billimoria

    hi im a jamaican citizen/oci holder and b1/ b2 visa holder i traveled to mumbai via emirates in january ..can i travel back on emirates via dubai to jfk and then to jamaica on my current return ticket (jamaican passport
    please advise

    Reply
  216. Karan

    Hi,

    I will be flying with my mother from NY to BOM on 17th Feb. We are Indian citizens. What needs to be done to skip institutional quarantine? We have already been vaccinated, do we still need a negative RT-PCR test? Please let me know.

    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Karan! The government of India has not yet issued any exemption-related relaxation for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Hence, you need to take an RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours before your travel from NY or take a COVID test upon arrival at Mumbai Airport. If you are traveling on Qatar Airways, a negative RT-PCR test result is must for you to board the flight.

      Reply
      • Karan

        Thanks for your reply. I am flying directly from NY to BOM on Air India. So I’ll get the PCR test. Thank you once again.

        Reply
  217. Arul

    Hi
    I am an US citizen with a OCI card and I need to travel with my mother (B2 visa) from Houston to Chennai in mid-March. Two questions: (a) Can we fly Qatar or Emirates for our visa situation? (b) Can I (just me) fly the same route back or am I required to take United or Air India? Many thanks for your help.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arul! Both you and your mother can travel to India on Qatar Airways. You can travel back the same route on Qatar Airways or Emirates Airlines.

      Reply
      • Arul

        Hi,
        One more question. Can we fly Turkish Airlines to India or from India to US under the current rules? IAH-IST-BOM-MAA and back the same route. Thanks

        Reply
  218. Kishore Reddy

    Hi, I am planning to travel this month from HYD to PHL on Business Visa (B1). What are the airlines I can use to travel to us? Can I travel in Qatar Airways or British Airways from HYD. What are the tests I need to take before leaving HYD and is there any quarantine in US once I land there.

    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Kishore! You can travel on Air India, Qatar Airways and United Airlines (direct) flights. You need to take an RT-PCR/antigen test within 3 days prior to your travel from Hyderabad. 10-day self-quarantine is recommended for international arrivals in the USA. For more information and hassle-free booking of a suitable itinerary for your travel, you can call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969. Thank you!

      Reply
  219. Karan

    Hi, I am an OCI holder and plan to fly to mumbai from US in end of Feb. I see options to fly direct from us to India on continental. If I fly on this flight will I need mandatory institutional quarantine with negative PCR test? Can I fly via paris to India, and do europe flights require institutional quarantine in mumbai?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karan! If you are asymptomatic and have a negative RT-PCR test result with a valid signature/stamp from the testing lab, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine. You can travel via Paris. If you don’t step out of the transit area of the connecting airport in Paris, you won’t be treated as an individual traveling from Europe. Thus, you will be exempted from institutional quarantine.

      Reply
  220. Karan

    HI

    Do we have to fill in any undertakings or any other such forms before flying from NY to BOM for exemption of institutional quarantine? As there was a practice earlier or has that changed now? Please also share any links in case we need to register. I know about getting PCR test 72 hrs prior to inbound flight. I am an Indian citizen. I will be arriving at Mumbai directly from NY on Air India.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Karan! You need to fill out a self-reporting form on Air Suvidha and apply for exemption on Air Suvidha within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey from NY.

      Reply
  221. K MALLA REDDY

    I am having indian passport and having B1/B2 visa. Now I wanted to visit us from India. Is it possible to travel in Qatar Airways. Please inform which airlines operating from India to US.
    Please respond

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi K Malla! Being a B1/B2 visa holder, you can travel on Air India, United Airlines (direct), and Qatar Airways flights from India.

      Reply
  222. Rohit Jadhav

    Hello – I am planning to travel to India from USA in the first week of March, coming back to US in the last week of March. I read lot of ‘bubble agreements’ in this thread and, most of it is from Dec 2020. I would like to know is situations are better now. Can I go to India and come back safely on Qatar / Etihad ? Or I have to travel by United and Air India.

    Please help since my travel is crucial due to family emergency.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rohit! You can make a round trip on Qatar Airways between USA and India. If Mumbai is your destination, you may be subject to mandatory institutional quarantine because of your travel via Doha, the Middle East. The requirements for entry to India are the same as in December 2020. You must have a negative RT-PCR test result.

      Reply
  223. Keshav

    Hi,
    I’mH1B holder currently in US. im planning to travel from Boston to Chennai on Mid of March and will be back from Chennai to Boston on Mid of April. Can I use Qatar Airways for to and fro . Or I should use Air India or United Airlines?

    Also My family (H4 dependents) will travel from Chennai to Boston on Mid of April and they will return from Boston to Chennai on Mid of July.
    we are preferring to Qatar airways. can we use Qatar airways ? Or we have to travel by United and Air India?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Keshav! You can travel on Qatar Airways between the US and India. No problem. We have booked travel for many of our customers on Qatar Airways, and some of them have already traveled successfully.

      Reply
  224. rupak singh

    Hello- I am an Indian citizen with US working visa. I have booked my tickets for 2021 April end from US, Seattle to India,Delhi via Delta airlines(Virgin Atlantic for which India has an air bubble agreement with UK) with a layover of 2 hours in London.
    I am not sure if this route is still open? Can you pls confirm on the same?

    Also, i know that India has a home quarantine rule of 2 weeks for people travelling from UK. Since mine is just a transit, should I still home quarantine in India provided i have the negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours of boarding the plane.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rupak! The home quarantine period and guidelines for international arrivals vary from state to state in India. In Delhi, home quarantine applies to all international arrivals. Since you will travel from the US, you will undergo 7-day home quarantine in Delhi if the current regulations remain unrevised in April. As the scenario is constantly changing, the guidelines will be revised in the meanwhile for sure.

      Reply
  225. SK

    Hi .. I am planning to travel from USA (Denver) to Chennai in Mid March and come back in Mid April. Can i travel on Qatar Airways or i need to take only United Airlines/Air India ? Also do we need a covid test for Chennai Location?

    Reply
  226. Aditya Ramkumar

    Hi, I am planning to travel to Chennai from Chicago on Feb 26th and return back Mar 27th. I am currently on H1B visa. Would I be able to fly via Emirates?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Aditya! We are not sure about Emirates. You can travel on Qatar Airways. We recommend an Air India direct flight from Chicago to Hyderabad and then a short domestic flight to Chennai from Hyderabad.

      Reply
  227. Akshat Mehrotra

    Hello,
    We are Indian citizens, with 6 year old kid, traveling from Houston to New Delhi. Opting for Emirates next week. Is it advisable?

    With kid under 10, do we all need a covid test?
    Since we have extra baggage and overweight baggage, United of Air India is costing us a lot. Emirates however is costing reasonable.

    Please guide?
    Thanks

    Reply
  228. Rajesh

    Hi Indian Eagle Team,
    I am planning to bring my in-laws from Hyderabad to Atlanta in between March end to mid April. They are Indian passport holders with Valid US Visiting Visa. Can they travel thru British Airways or still we have restrictions…
    What are other airlines options with minimal stops and air travel distances…?

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      HI Rajesh! Indian passport holders having B1/B2 visa are restricted from traveling on British Airways beyond London Heathrow. Air India, United Airlines (direct) and Qatar Airways are the safe options. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for your in-laws’ hassle-free travel.

      Reply
  229. SRU

    Hello,
    Can I travel to/from India to USA in Lufthansa airlines via Frankfurt ?

    Indian citizen with USA work visa –
    Travelling to India in March ( New York to Frankfurt to Bangalore)
    Travelling from India in April ( Bangalore to Frankfurt to New York)

    Is this travel allowed ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi SRU! As per the air-bubble agreement with India, Lufthansa is not permitted to fly Indian passport holders from the US or India is they are not destined to Germany. If normal/regular international passenger flights resumes, as expected, in the first week of April, the current restriction on Indian passport holders’ travel on Lufthansa beyond Germany will be lifted and you will be able to travel to New York via Frankfurt.

      Reply
      • SRU

        Thanks!- current restrictions are until 28th Feb – is there any chance the bubble restrictions lifts after that and normal air travel will resume .

        SRU

        Reply
  230. Nirav Jain

    Hi,

    I am planning to book flight from BOM to SEA via Doha through Qatar airways on Feb 26. Would travel on that flight be allowed? You can contact me on my email address.

    Reply
  231. vv

    can an indian passport holder travel from india to usa via qatar airways?
    travel dates april, 5th, 2021, from hyd-doha-LA, return on september 5th

    Reply
  232. SRU

    Hello,

    Is united airlines allowed to carry Indian passport holders from USA to India via Germany ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi SRU! Yes, United Airlines can fly Indian passport holders via Germany, but it is still recommended that they should avoid traveling via Germany.

      Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi LDS! Permanent residents or green card holders can travel to the US via the UK if they are a spouse of US citizens.

      Reply
  233. Rajesh

    Hi Indian Eagle Team,

    We are planning to invite parents in the first week of March 2021. And we are thinking to look for Etihad or Emirates from India to US. When we check for the flights, we do not see anything for the month of February and starting from March, I can see options. Do you suggest looking for Emirates and Etihad at this point of time?

    Thanks in advance for your inputs, greatly appreciated.

    -Rajesh

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rajesh! In the current circumstances, we recommend only Air India, United Airlines (direct) and Qatar Airways for B1/B2 visa holders’ travel from India.

      Reply
  234. Swarnarekha Gnanasivam

    Hi, I am planning to travel to India from SFO for good. Since I am relocating, which airlines is best for me to reach chennai, India? Can i book directly from Air India website? However there is an error coming when i try to book. Please advise.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Swarnarekha! You can travel on Qatar Airways from SFO to Chennai via Doha or Air India from SFO to Bangalore and take a connecting flight to Chennai from Bangalore. You can book your travel on our website IndianEagle.com or call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking of the best itinerary.

      Reply
  235. Shay

    Hi. I see from March, Qatar airways is showing bookings open from ORD Chicago to DEL delhi and SFO San Francisco to DEL Delhi flights. Can Indian citizens fly on Qatar airways from SFO to Delhi now in March 2021?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Shelly! Indian citizens can. Many of our customers have successfully traveled on Qatar Airways.

      Reply
  236. Arbab

    Hey! I have a B1/B2 visa valid till 2023 and I plan on traveling to the United States in the month of July for a summer research fellowship at the University of Rochester. Will I be able to travel to USA from India using my B1/B2 visa or is there a temporary hold on B1/B2 visa ?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arbab! There is no restriction on B1/B2 visa holders’ travel from India to the USA.

      Reply
  237. Shahenaz

    Hi there, I apply for entry visa and got approved and want to travel to India immediately. Is visa accepted without any additional verification? Thank you

    Reply
  238. Santhosh

    Hi, My parents are scheduled to travel on March 21st from Hyderabad through Etihad to New York using visitor visa. I called the airlines customer care they say they have clearance from Indian government and they are allowed to operate and Indian citizens can transit through Etihad effective March 1st to USA.

    Is this correct?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Santhosh! In our knowledge, B1/B2 visa holders from India can currently travel on Air India, United Airlines (direct) and Qatar Airways. We are not sure about Etihad Airways. We have yet no update on the same. Please be advised to get an email confirmation from Etihad Airways on what you have been told.

      Reply
  239. Ram

    Hi,I have booking on 20 th March 2021 from Qatar and on H1 Visa, can i travel on Qatar or have to travel only on Air India/United ? As Qatar travels from Bangalore to Doha and then Doha to Houston

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ram! You can travel on Qatar Airways. Please make sure to check if the flight is confirmed.

      Reply
  240. suyash

    Hi, My parents are scheduled to travel on March 24 th from Mumbai to Washington DC using QATAR airways. Are they still able to travel or any flights are getting cancelled/delayed?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Suyash! Please be advised to check with the airline. If you booked your parents’ travel through Indian Eagle, please feel free to call our customer support desk at 1-800-615-3969.

      Reply
  241. Christina

    I booked a Qatar flight from Chicago to Chennai….via Doha (March 16th) Under the new air bubble is this still allowed. Tickets still say confirmed. American passport holder with a valid entry visa

    Reply
  242. NN

    Hey,

    I am thinking of traveling from Seattle to Trivandrum on April 16. Our best flight is Qatar airlines via Doha. The current air bubble restrictions are in place till March 28. Should we book Qatar or go through United? I am an h1b visa holder

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi NN! Happy International Women’s Day to you! You can travel on Qatar Airways via Doha.

      Reply
  243. Ram

    I am a US citizen with Indian OCI. Planning to go to India in April 2021 through Emirates with 4 days layover in Dubai. 1. Can you please let me know whether i can fly in Emirates to India with layover in Dubai on OCI?
    2. If yes, do i need to have negative COVID PCR report for visiting Dubai and traveling to India from Dubai?

    Reply
  244. barath

    Hi,

    I am planning to bring my parents from India to US in may and return in June. They have valid B1 visa. which airlines are allowed?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Barath! B1 holders from India can travel on Air India, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates.

      Reply
  245. Mahathi

    Hello,

    My parents planning to come from India to US in this month and return in aug. They have valid B1 visa. Can they travel thru airfrance/delta?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Mahathi! We are not sure about Air France/Delta. Indian citizens with B1/B2 visa can travel on Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air India and United Airlines.

      Reply
  246. VikramP

    Hello,
    We are considering traveling from LAX or SFO to BLR in mid-May. Air India prices went up $250 in just 2 days. What are the other safer options to BLR? All of us are US citizens with valid OCI. We would prefer to avoid DEL for connections. Between Emirates and Qatar, which airline is getting cancelled more frequently?

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Vikram! You can choose to travel on Emirates or Qatar Airways in May. We have the best available itineraries for travel to Bengaluru from LAX/SFO. Please contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel.

      Reply
  247. Arjun K

    Hey, I’m planning to travel from Boston to Bangalore in July, I see Qatar has the best plan, but not sure if it’s in the bubble, is it okay as it has one stop? Need your help with this one.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Arjun! Don’t worry about air bubble. You will be able to travel on Qatar Airways’ one-stop flights from Boston to Bangalore. You can check the best flight deals on our portal IndianEagle.com.

      Reply
    • Ankush D

      Hi! I’m an Indian Passport holder with a Non-immigrant visa. Can I travel to US from India via Dubai on Emirates? You help is deeply appreciated.

      Reply
  248. Sara

    Hi I am USA citizen. I am planning to travel to
    delhi end of March and come back in May. Can you suggest what airline i should travel by and if i can travel and return back without any hassel

    Reply
  249. Sara

    Hi i an USA citizen planning to travel to Delhi from NY. Please advise what flight is recommended. Can i travel via 2 hours stop in London Heathrow or Ams??

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sara! You can travel on British Airways, Delta Airlines, Air India, United Airlines and Emirates. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary and the best deal.

      Reply
  250. Uma

    Hi, I am a US citizen with OCI, planning to travel to India in May 2021 for 3 weeks. If I am taking a direct flight to Trivandrum from USA, and then driving to Tamil Nadu by road, will there be any quarantine rules to be followed and/or e-pass to enter Tamil Nadu? I will be vaccinated by April 10th. Do i need to have negative COVID PCR report prior to 72 hours before boarding? Please send me the details.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Uma! As of now, vaccinated travelers do not have exemption from taking an RT-PCR test before undertaking the journey. Hence, a negative report is mandatory. You can travel to Tamil Nadu by road, for which you don’t need a TN e-pass. Most probably, you will be advised self-monitoring of health in Tamil Nadu.

      Reply
      • Uma

        Thank you very much for your response. Are there any restrictions for B2 visitor visa holders to come to US from India in May? Are they allowed to travel by Emirates?

        Appreciate all your efforts in answering our queries and giving travel advice! Great job!

        Reply
          • Uma

            Thanks for your response. If I plan to go to India (TN) for 2 weeks, will I be asked to home quarantine for the entire period, meaning just stay at home?

          • indianeagle Post author

            Hi Uma! Mostly you will be advised to self-monitor your health for 14 days, which does not require you to isolate yourself at home.

  251. Ganesh Periasamy

    Hi, I am planning to travel in Qatar Airways (PHX-DFW-DOH-MAA). I have an expired US Visa and new Approved H1 I797. Am i eligible to transit DOHA with an expired US Visa or do i need transit visa? I am Indian Citizen. Need your help on this one.

    Thanks in Advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ganesh! You need a transit visa only if you step out of the transit area of Doha Airport. In our knowledge, you can travel via Doha with an expired US visa. Anyway, please be advised to check with Qatar Airways too.

      Reply
  252. Vicky

    Are we allowed to Travel to Delhi from New York in Etihad Airline with transit in Abu Dhabi? Planning in May. TIA.

    Reply
  253. SUKHVIR SINGH

    Hi,

    My parents HAVE B1/B2 visitor visa and are planning to travel to USA (Dallas) from Amritsar in July and back in Nov. Can they travel on Qatar without any issues with stop in Doha? Also is booking on Qatar reliable or cancellations are happening?

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Sukhvir! Yes, they can fly on Qatar Airways to the US. Most of our customers, for whom we booked flights on Qatar Airways between the US and India, traveled successfully irrespective of their visa and passport.

      Reply
  254. Anu

    Hi,
    I am a US citizen with OCI, planning to travel to India in April 2021. I am travelling by Qatar from Dallas to Bangalore, transiting at Doha.
    1) I will have my RT-PCR done 72hrs prior to my travel and
    2) fill out the self- reporting form on www. airsuvidha.com

    Do I need to do anything else/ anyother forms I need to apply ?
    Please advice.

    At Bangalore Airport, will I be asked to take a SWAB TEST or subjected to QUARANTINE?

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Anu! You will also have to upload your pre-arrival negative RT-PCR report onto Air Suvidha portal. You will be required to submit your swab sample for a molecular test at Bangalore Airport upon arrival and then exit the airport.

      Reply
      • Basavaraju

        I am confused, US citizen with OCI can travel by Qatar airlines but not by Lufthansa ? what sort of air bubble arrangement is this ?

        Reply
  255. rahul

    hi I’m planning to go to india from sfo in aprint/may. Please tell me what airways i can choose. I have emirates, qatar, airindia and british airways.

    Can i travel through british/qatar/emirates airways to india

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Rahul! You can fly on Qatar Airways or Emirates From the US to India. May we know what visa do you hold?

      Reply
  256. SJ24

    I am planning to get tickets for my parents from India to USA (Seattle) via Emirates. They have B1/B2 visa. Can I book the tickets with Emirates? I am hearing conflicting opinions.

    Reply
  257. Basavaraju

    I am a US citizen holding OCI card. I am planning to travel from San Franscisco to Bengaluru around June this year. Air bubble restrictions are very confusing, while I am allowed to book tickets via Lufthansa I am skeptic whether I am allowed to transit via Frankfurt. Please help me get clarity on this.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Basavaraju! Only US citizens with a valid visa to India (not OCI card or tourist visa) can travel on Lufthansa flights between USA and India.

      Reply
      • Krish

        Is this restriction still valid? Germany exempts US citizens to Transit. Is Lufthansa restricting US citizens with OCI cards?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          Hi Krish! 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
  258. Nimesh

    Hi , I am planning to book tickets from Chennai to Dallas for my In laws who have a valid B1/B2 visa in May. with the new travel restriction enforced by by Gov of India, can we still purchase tickets on Qatar/Emirates ?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nimesh! There are no restrictions on Indian Citizens’ travel abroad. Yes, you can book Emirates or Qatar Airways flights.

      Reply
  259. Manoj

    Hi, I have tickets booked with AirIndia on April 23rd for my parents to travel from Chicago to Chennai who are completing their 6 month stay on B1/B2. Are there any travel restrictions in place?

    Thanks in advance !

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manoj! Your parents must fill a self-declaration form on Air Suvidha portal and take a negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours before departure and also upload the results onto the same portal. Upon arrival in Chennai, they can exit the airport or take a connecting flight and self-monitor their health for 14 days. They must also register on Tamil Nadu state website for TN e-pass before traveling to Chennai.

      Reply
  260. BEENU GUPTA

    Hi, I am planning to travel to Delhi from Boston in mid – June. Is Turkish airlines flying to Delhi from Boston? Thanks

    Reply
      • Jay

        Hi indianeagle,

        I’m from the U.S.A and plan on getting a covid-19 negative test before flying. Are International Airline transit passengers being allowed through DEL airport right now? I have a virgin Atlantic flight for June JFK-LHR-DEL and I want to fly out on INDIGO the next day and I was wondering if I would be allowed to Transit the airport, stay in the transit hotel until my INDIGO flight the next morning if I never leave the airport?

        Reply
        • indianeagle Post author

          HI Jay! International airline transit passengers can travel through Delhi Airport. You will be required to give your swab sample for a test at Delhi Airport.

          Reply
          • Jay

            Indianeagle Thanks so much for the info!
            So even if we have a negative Covid test before traveling we need another at the DEL airport? Also, Our connecting flight is on INDIGO air and I see it’s leaving from terminal 1 on my ticket but all other information says it’s flying from terminal 3. The flight on INDIGO is DEL to MLE. what terminal is it really flying out of?
            And if it departs from terminal 1 and we arrived in terminal 3 will that be a problem?

  261. Nisha Gandhi

    Hi,

    My parents are travelling from India to US via London Heathrow on April 20. They hold a B1/B2 visa. The airlines is American Airlines, though the first flight from BOM -> LHR is operated by British Airways.

    Is this allowed by the current restrictions of the air bubble for India to US?

    Also, is there a website where we can view these rules and restrictions.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Nisha! If the first flight from BOM to LHR is an independent flight by British Airways, not a codeshare flight with American Airlines, they may not be able to travel. Please be advised to check with the airlines for a more definite answer.

      Reply
  262. Uma

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your valuable advice to international travelers. I am a US citizen with valid OCI card. I am planning to bring my father from India to US in May. Are there any restrictions in the flights? Can we travel through British Airways?

    Also are there are any restrictions travelling via Middle East? I read that COVID-19 level is 4 which is very high in UAE. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Uma! You can travel on British Airways from India to USA, but not your father. This restriction may be relaxed in April or May. There are no restrictions on Indian passport holders’ travel through the Middle East. You and your father can travel on Qatar Airways.

      Reply
  263. Madhu

    Hello,

    I am planning to book tickets for my parents in the month of July and depart in mid of September. Travel location: from Hyderabad or Bengaluru to Chicago. Are there any flights available during this period for a hassle free travel ? Thank you !

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Madhu! We can book Qatar Airways’ one-stop flight or Air India’s nonstop flight from Hyderabad to Chicago for your parents at the lowest available fare. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 and provide them with preferred travel dates.

      Reply
  264. Manjunath Bhat

    We planning to travel to Seattle-Bengaluru April last week and coming back end of June. I see Emirates, British Airways, and United options. I am H1B visa and my wife is on H4, son is US Citizen with OCI. Somewhere I read using Emirates Indian nations cannot fly back to USA. Is that true ? What is safest option to travel to India around this time. Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Manjunath! You can travel to India and travel back to the USA on Qatar Airways, Air India, United Airlines and Delta Airlines. You can travel on Emirates’ one-stop flight from Seattle to India in one PNR, but you may have to book two separate flights – Bangalore to Dubai and Dubai to Seattle – for return travel. We recommend Qatar Airways for both onward and return journeys. You can book Qatar Airways’ best deals on our portal IndianEagle.com.

      Reply