Air India Announces Additional Flights Between India and US
Amid the travel restrictions imposed by the U.S on Indian nationals, Air India on Sunday announced 2 additional flights between India and the USA. The flights are scheduled for 03rd May 2021.
The airline has scheduled 1 flight to San Francisco and 1 for New York for the Indian capital. Below is the detailed schedule of both flights between India and the USA.
Air India Additional Flights To USA
|Flight No||Dep. Date||Sector||Dep. Time|
|AI 101||03-May-21||Delhi – New York||0145 hrs|
|AI 173||03-May-21||Delhi-San Francisco||1000 hrs|
Air India has also opened the bookings of both flights from today 1030 hrs, tickets can be booked on Air India Website, Mobile App, Booking Offices & Call Centre.
The U.S had announced travel restrictions on Indian arrivals last week.
However, in the presidential proclamation announcing the travel restrictions, White House, had made several exceptions for permanent residents (green card holders), non citizen who is the spouse of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident/green card holder, any non citizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident provided that the US citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21, any non citizen who is the sibling of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21, any non citizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the US.
The ban also does not apply to government officials and air and sea crew traveling on work. The restrictions, expected to be temporary till the pandemic is under control, will mostly affect India’s large white collar work force on H1B guest visas and business travelers, the Times of India reported.
Earlier, on Friday, the US State Department announced that Indian students seeking to commence studies in US schools, colleges, and universities in fall 2021, certain academics, journalists, and individuals who provide critical infrastructure support in the US may also qualify for a National Interest Exception (NIE) to avoid the travel restrictions imposed by the Biden administration due to the alarming second surge of Covid-19.