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International Destinations Where Indians Can Fly

Even as international flight operations continue to remain suspended in India till November 30, there are air bubbles that India has in place with a host of international destinations, allowing Indians to travel to these countries based on certain eligibility criteria.

Travelers must note that international flights to any other country continue to remain suspended, except for Vande Bharat Mission and to countries mentioned below.

Here are all the countries that Indians can fly to, along with their eligibility criteria:

  1. Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan nationals and foreign nationals holding valid Afghanistan visas.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa for Afghanistan and destined for Afghanistan only.

  1. Bahrain

  • Bahraini nationals.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from the Kingdom of Bahrain and destined for Bahrain only.

  1. Bangladesh

  • Nationals/residents of Bangladesh and foreign nationals holding valid Bangladesh visas.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Bangladesh.

  1. Bhutan

  • Nationals/residents of Bhutan and foreign nationals holding valid Bhutan visas.
  • Any Indian national.

  1. Canada

  • Stranded Canadian nationals and foreigners with valid Canadian visas.
  • Indian nationals with valid visas eligible to enter Canada.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

  1. France

  • Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines and destined for European Union (EU).
  • Stranded EU nationals, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through France or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

  1. Germany

  • Indian nationals who are permitted to travel abroad as per MHA guidelines and destined for EU.
  • Stranded EU nationals, foreign nationals destined for Europe and transiting through Germany or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

  1. Iraq

  •  Residents of Iraq.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Iraq and destined for Iraq only.

  1. Japan

  • Stranded residents of Japan and foreign nationals holding valid Japanese visas subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the Government of Japan at the time of travel.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Japan subject to the border measures and travel restrictions imposed by the Government of Japan at the time of travel.

  1. Kenya

  •  Nationals/residents of any country in Africa.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa from Kenya and destined for any country in Africa.

  1. Maldives

  • Maldivian nationals and foreign nationals holding valid Maldivian visas.
  • Any Indian national.

  1. Netherlands

  • Travellers who are stranded Netherlands nationals/residents, foreign nationals destined for the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa and transiting through the Netherlands and their spouses, whether accompanying or otherwise.
  • Any Indian national or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan destined for any country in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa and holding a valid visa of the destination country.
  • Seamen of both foreign nationalities and those holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. However, they should only be destined for countries in the EU/Schengen area, South America or Africa.

  1. Nigeria

  • Stranded Nigerian nationals, foreign nationals destined for Africa and transiting through Nigeria or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid Nigerian visa and destined for any country in Africa.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

  1. Oman

  • Nationals and residents of Oman.
  • Any Indian national holding a valid residency permit of Oman and destined for Oman only.

  1. Qatar

  • Residents of Qatar.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid Qatar visa and destined for Qatar only.

  1. Ukraine

  • Nationals/residents of CIS countries (excluding Russia).
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid visa of Ukraine (including diplomatic and official passport holders) and destined for CIS countries (excluding Russia).

Note: The travel bubble between India and Ukraine is valid till 30.11.20

  1. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • UAE nationals.
  • ICA-approved UAE residents destined for the UAE only.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid UAE visa and destined for the UAE only.

  1. United Kingdom (UK)

  • Stranded UK nationals and foreign nationals transiting through the UK or spouses of these persons, whether accompanying or otherwise.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid UK visa and destined for the UK only.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

  1. United States of America (USA)

  • US citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding valid US visas.
  • Any Indian national holding any type of valid US visa.
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping.

In addition to the countries mentioned above, India is also finalizing air bubbles with other nations, including Tanzania and Rwanda.

Note: Along with the eligibility criteria mentioned above, many of the countries also require incoming passengers to undergo COVID tests on arrival or download official apps on their mobile phones.

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