India to USA Flights – Which Airlines to Book After November 8th?

Now that USA has lifted the entry ban for Indians traveling to USA, there seems to be a sudden increase in airlines ticket prices and bookings. Which airlines have opened their India to USA flights? Which are the best options? Let’s take a look.

Which airlines have opened their India to US services?

The following airlines have opened India to US services as of November 8th.

  • Oman Air
  • Air India
  • United Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Air France
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Lufthansa
  • British Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Emirates
  • All Nippon Airlines
  • Air Canada

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Are there any restrictions in India USA travel?

No. As of November 8th, 2021 all the airlines are running at normal capacity. Anyone with a valid passport and visa can book their flights from India to USA on any of the flights mentioned above. However, travelers will require to provide vaccination certificates for two doses of vaccines taken.

Not all flights are available from all cities though. All the flights/airlines mentioned above are available to board from New Delhi.

What is the cost of flying India to USA currently?

The cheapest airfare I could find was around INR 53,000 on Emirates airlines from New Delhi to San Francisco with a stopover at Dubai.

What is the criteria to fly from India to the USA post-November 8th, 2021?

As of 8th November 2021, travel to the USA is open to only select Indian passport holders including lawful US permanent residents, their spouses, parents, and siblings (provided the child/sibling is unmarried and less than 21 years of age), students starting their study program from 1st August 2021, certain academics and journalists.

From 8th November 2021, ALL fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter USA.

Only WHO-approved vaccines (includes Covishield) are accepted by the USA.

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Mani Karthik

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Mani Karthik

Ex “NRI” and Founder of the “Back to India” movement. I share my experience about immigrating to USA here.

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