COVID-19

Latest flight and travel updates

February 10, 2022

Looser restrictions for US travelers to India to begin February 14th, 2022

Beginning February 14th, 2022, travelers from the United States to India will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival. Furthermore, RTPCR tests are not required if the traveler has their certificate of completing the full primary vaccine schedule of COVID-19 vaccination. For full details, visit India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare here.

December 22, 2021

The Netherlands have new entry rules

Starting December 22, 2021, all travelers entering the Netherlands, including those connecting to another flight (transiting) via Amsterdam (AMS), must show a negative NAAT (PCR) test taken no more than 48 hours or an antigen (rapid) test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. Travelers from very high-risk areas must self-quarantine for 10 days. In addition, the Netherlands requires all travelers ages 12 and older departing from the U.S. to be fully vaccinated unless otherwise exempt. Visit the Government of the Netherlands here for full details.

December 16, 2021

The Ministry of Health of Italy has updated its COVID-19 measures

The Ministry of Health of Italy has tightened restrictions for traveling from abroad, including taking a negative molecular or antigen swab test within 72 hours prior to entering Italy. For full details, visit Italy’s Ministry of Health here.

December 6, 2021

CDC: New COVID testing requirements for international travel into the US

Beginning December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. Visit the CDC here for full details.

March 31, 2021

Latest update from British Airways on their ongoing efforts to help make travel easier

British Airways is here for you and your next trip to India. You can upload your negative COVID-19 test results and other documents through the “Manage My Booking” portal on ba.com. You can preview this process here.

March 17, 2021

Americans can visit over 90+ countries

Book your next trip to several destinations worldwide. Review the full list from MSN here

February 24, 2021

Important information from Air India

  • All passengers, including Infants, need to have a COVID report, negative RT-PCR
  • RT-PCR test (COVID TEST) should have been conducted within 72 hours of the flight departure.
  • All passengers will have to fill in the Self-Declaration form and need to upload their negative RT-PCR test report online at Air Suvidha Portal newdelhiairport.in prior to scheduled departure
  • All passengers must also carry: Original negative RT-PCR report and print out of the Self-Declaration/PCR done on Air Suvidha
  • All passengers are required to download and install the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

Please note that failing to comply with the above mandatory rule may lead to denied boarding.

February 24, 2021

Ministry of Civil Aviation:  Revised Guidelines for Travel to India, Effective February 22, 2021

To help plan your travel to India, please review these resources: Guidelines for International Arrivals and Standard Operating Procedure for International Arrivals

January 22, 2021
New COVID testing requirements required by the Ministry of Health in Israel and by the US Government

COVID PCR testing requirement for entry to Israel: All arrivals as of January 21st, 2021 for non-Israeli passport holders with approved entry authorizations and all arrivals as of January 23rd, 2021 for Israeli passport holders must also show proof of a negative corona test that was completed within the past 72 hours prior to flight date. As a reminder from the United States to Israel Passengers must have a valid passport all  entry permits and an Israeli health form that must be completed prior to airport arrival. The form is available in Hebrew and English. For the most up-to-date regulations visit your local Israeli Consulate or Ministry of Health

Additional information CDC Covid requirements, IATA requirements,
and Apply for an Outbound Passenger Clearance Ministry of Health

January 22, 2021
New testing facilities in Mexico

AeroMexico has achieved an agreement with 2 of the biggest lab in Mexico, to offer facilities to our customer to entry in US/CA complying with new regulation.

January 21, 2021
Latest COVID updates from Turkish Airlines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that starting January 26th, all travelers flying to the United States, including U.S. citizens, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test

Additional resources Country-Specific entry restriction, current flight plan
For more information, visit Turkish Airlines

January 20, 2021
Latest COVID updates from Delta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that starting January 26th, all travelers flying to the United States, including U.S. citizens, will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test

Additional resources Travel Requirements & Restrictions map, Delta CareStandard
For more information, visit delta.com

January 13, 2021
Important updates from Air New Zealand

Travel to New Zealand originating in the USA or United Kingdom
If you are travelling from the United Kingdom or the United States and are landing in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 January 2021, you must provide confirmation of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first sector of your journey. The first impacted Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles is NZ 5 on 16January.
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Travel to Australia

Passengers travelling to Australia must be tested for COVID-19 72 hours or less prior to departure, and display evidence of a negative test result. PCR testing is required. Read more

Travel to the United States (including returning US citizens)

The CDC has issued an order on January 12, 2021, announcing the requirement that all passengers arriving to the United States via air must present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure.  The order applies to all passengers entering the US on or after 26January, 2021. Read more

January 13, 2021
CDC expands negative test requirements to all passengers entering the United States

Testing requirements are consistent with the current phase of the pandemic to help protect the American public

January 6, 2021
Important update for International travelers to India

Travelers are required to complete an online health declaration and an agreement to quarantine form at least three days prior to departure. Once completed, passengers will receive a unique reference number and copy of the submitted form. Passengers are required to present copies of the forms upon arrival in India. To complete this task, passengers are required to visit https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19 and click on the “Air Suvidha” drop-down link on the upper right-hand corner of the web page (FILL SELF REPORTING FORM).

Passenger needs to get the COVID test with-in 72 hours of flight departure, and need to upload the report on the Air Suvidha portal (APPLY FOR EXEMPTION)

August 6 2020
Important update for International travelers to India

Attention travelers: Due to the ongoing pandemic, any repatriation flights to India before August 31 require that all passengers register with the Embassy of India 72 hours before departure. Please see the link below to register and don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have!

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July 10 2020
Qatar Airways announces July 13 air operation for Pakistan
Your clients can travel safely from Pakistan

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June 12 2020
Introducing a New Standard of Delta Care!

Delta CareStandardTM, a more conscious, clean, and consistent experience that travelers can expect from the moment they check in to when they reach baggage claim

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June 1 2020
New TSA Security Procedures Designed to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Updated regulations will reduce physical contact for travelers and agents during airport screenings

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May 29 2020
Updated Information Regarding Flights To/From India

Due to the shutdown of many borders and airlines unable to fly, many people have been stuck in a visiting country. For those who are trying to get back to India from the US or come back from India into the US, it has been challenging finding seats. At this time, some airlines have flights available in their system and are allowing passengers to book those flights (for example – KLM/LH, Qatar).

These flights will only fly if the Indian government lifts the ban. However, if the ban is not lifted by the flight date, then some carriers will give a refund which may take about 15 -21 business days to process. However, some carriers are taking a longer time, which can be between 1 month to 4 months to process.

Also, and very important to note, all the carriers that typically fly to/from India are waiting for the go-ahead from the Indian government to start operating their flights. As soon as the ban is lifted, all of these airlines should be flying to India very quickly and there should be plenty of space both to/from India.

If you need help with flights between US and India, please call our office and talk to our agents who can give you the latest information. Currently, only Indian citizens and OCI card holders are being allowed back to India. We are suggesting that you may want to wait to book flights until the ban is lifted because we don’t know if/when you will get your money back for cancelled flights.

For flights from USA to Indian, contact:
Jaya Travel & Tours
1-877-359-5292
1-877-FLY-JAYA

For flights from India to US, contact:
Jaya Travel, India
Ajay Tanna
O98212 30791
Ajay@jayatravel.in

March 27 2020
Domestic, international flight ban extended; to restart from April 14 midnight: DGCA
NEW DELHI: Schedule domestic passenger flights, like international ones, will restart from the midnight of April 14-15, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday.

 

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March 24 2020
Coronavirus impact | India suspends domestic flights

The restrictions shall not apply to solely cargo carrying flights
India has suspended all domestic flights, except solely cargo-carrying flights, effective March 25

“The operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations effective from the midnight that is 23.59 hours IST on 24/3/2020,” said a communication from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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March 9, 2020

Flight change information surrounding COVID-19 March 9, 2020. COVID-19

For any questions regarding airlines not listed above, please contact us at 877-359-5292