After a long hiatus of nearly 20 months, the US is all set to open its borders to fully vaccinated foreign travellers. This means that Indian Nationals will be able to travel to the US from November 8. That said, certain travel protocols are still in place to contain the spread of the virus. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest travel rules to the US and how much it will cost you to book a flight right now!
What Travel Rules Should Indians Follow To Fly To The US?
Planning to fly to the US? You will need to present your vaccination certificate before departure. You must also carry a negative RT-PCR test report taken three days prior to travel. The airlines will also take your personal information for contact tracing in case you test positive or are exposed to the virus during your travel.
US announces it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 8 November https://t.co/a7IJ3ej6WG
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 15, 2021
Is The US Accepting Both Covishield And Covaxin?
The CDC has announced that the US will accept vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation The WHO-approved vaccines include Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. Since Covaxin is not on the list, Indians vaccinated with the same will have to wait to travel to the US.
What a week this has been, we finally got the date the US Travel Ban will end, but not before countless flights to the US cancelled for many people. But tonight, I’m going to celebrate the end of the US Travel Ban on Nov 8th, with a glass of champagne 🍾 #liftthetravelban pic.twitter.com/Q9XvIgyPS5
— World Traveller (@SammualM) October 16, 2021
How Much Will A Flight Ticket To The US Cost Right Now?
If you are planning to fly from India to the US after November 9, here’s how a one-way ticket will cost you!
Mumbai to New York: ₹54,676 (Delta Airlines; via London)
Delhi to New York: ₹54,241 (United Airlines)
Bengaluru to New York: ₹61,055 (British Airlines via London)
Watch this space for more such travel updates.