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Special Return Flights for US Citizens Stuck in India during COVID Crisis


The U.S. Mission in India is facilitating a series of flights to the United States this week, for U.S citizens stuck in India, during COVID crisis.

Here are the special flights organized by U.S Mission.

  • Delhi to San Francisco – April 6
  • Delhi to San Francisco – April 7
  • Delhi to San Francisco – April 8
  • Mumbai to Atlanta – April 7
  • Mumbai to Atlanta – April 10

Considering the current COVID situation and the lockdown, this will be a special endeavor by the U.S. Mission to help it’s citizens stuck and not able to return to India.

In a press release, the mission mentioned that this might be a last and final endeavor and there may not be any further flights after this one.


If you’re traveling in 2021, I recommend checking out the updated travel rules for USA.

How to return to USA amidst COVID scare

YOu’d need to email the US mission immediately at indiaevac@state.gov to confirm your interest in returning to the United States with the following information for each traveler:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth (MM-DD-Year)
  • Citizenship Country
  • Gender
  • Passport Country
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Expiration Date
  • Alien Registration Number (If Any)

All passengers must have a valid U.S. passport or other U.S. travel document (e.g. green card, visa) to board the flight.  If any member of the party does not have a currently valid U.S. travel document, please note this in your email.

U.S. citizens interested in a seat on a flight must do two things:

  • Complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/uscit-india so that the U.S. embassy has your specific information and location, and
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/to receive critical information from the embassy concerning flight opportunities.

For more details, please check the update here.


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