Updated 9 June 2022
COVID-19 has left many travel plans in tatters, with people getting stranded worldwide, flights and hotel bookings getting cancelled mainly because the pandemic has forced many air travel facilities globally to shut down. India—the world’s second most populated country—faced this problem at large.
Following a fall in the number of Omicron cases, the Government of India has relaxed its arrival guidelines for travellers from all over the world. Presenting a negative RT PCR report is no longer a requirement for UAE travellers. Mandatory home quarantine on arrival has also been scrapped.
Dubai to India latest flight news
International flights from Dubai to India continues to operate regularly.
Flights from Dubai to India
A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.
Here are the latest flight schedules and airfares of popular airlines flying from Dubai to India.
Please note that prices & schedules are accurate at the time of writing. Make sure to visit the airline’s official website before making your bookings.
The budget airline Indigo operates multiple flights to India from Dubai on an everyday basis.
- Dubai–Delhi: Upto two direct flights and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 400.
- Dubai–Mumbai: Upto four direct flight and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 544.
- Dubai–Kolkata: Multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 738.
Please visit Wego for Indigo full schedule.
Indigo bookings can be cancelled/ changed before the scheduled time of departure by contacting IndiGo’s Call Centre, at IndiGo’s Airport Counters, on Indigo’s website and through participating travel agent responsible for original booking 4 hours prior to flight departure.
If you want a refund, apply here.
Air India, the national carrier of India has both direct and connecting flights departing from Dubai to prominent cities like Delhi, Chennai and other airports in India.
- Dubai–Delhi: Upto two direct flight and multiple connecting flight on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 480.
- Dubai–Chennai: Multiple connecting flight on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 650.
- Dubai–Mumbai: At least one direct flight and connecting flight on all days of the week. Ticket price starting from AED 480.
Please visit Wego for Air India full schedule.
If you want to cancel your booking and get a refund, no charges will be applicable.
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Find out more details on Air India refund and cancellation policies.
Is Emirates flying to India?
Yes, Emirates operates regularly scheduled flights from Dubai to nine major Indian cities. Here is the latest Emirates schedule:
- Dubai – Ahmedabad: At least 1 direct flight available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 790.
- Dubai – Bengaluru: 4 to 5 direct flight available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 810.
- Dubai – Chennai: 3 direct flights available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 720.
- Dubai – Delhi: 4 direct flights available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 720.
- Dubai – Hyderabad: 3 direct flights available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 700.
- Dubai – Kochi: 1 to 2 direct flight available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 720.
- Dubai – Kolkata: 1 to 2 direct flight available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 810.
- Dubai – Mumbai: 4 to 5 direct flights available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 810.
- Dubai – Thiruvananthapuram: 1 direct flight available every day. Ticket price starting from AED 670.
Please visit Wego for Emirates full schedule.
If you want to change the flight booking, call Emirates if you booked directly, or your travel agent.
If you want a refund, apply here.
Find out more details on Emirates refund and cancellation policies.
Dubai to India travel rules
Who can travel to India from Dubai now?
India has resumed its international flight operations from 27 March and has restored all categories of tourist visas for international travellers from 15 March 2022. This means that tourists from Dubai will once again be able to travel to India without any restrictions.
Moreover, UAE has placed the following restrictions on outbound UAE residents. Under the UAE travel protocol for UAE Nationals 18 years old and above, they must meet one of the following requirements to travel out of Dubai:
- Must have completed one (1) dose of an approved vaccine and a period of one month has not lapsed from the date of the vaccination and the date of travel; or
- Must have competed two (2) doses of an approved vaccine; or
- If not vaccinated, the passenger must present a valid negative Covid‑19 PCR Test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and the time of boarding the aircraft. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate has to be issued from an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.
The following categories of UAE Nationals are exempted from the specified travel conditions provided they obtain an official letter from the relevant health authority in the UAE:
- Individuals medically exempted from taking the vaccine
- Humanitarian cases
- Individuals travelling for medical and/or treatment purposes
Any exception must be obtained by the individuals from the relevant authorities before arrival to airport or making travel arrangements.
According to the latest guidelines, all travellers from Dubai arriving in India, irrespective of their nationality and vaccination status, should follow the given guidelines:
- Submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal- https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha including travel details of the last 14 days. Keep this handy on your phone or on paper.
- Submit a declaration (while submitting the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha) with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.
- Give an undertaking through concerned airlines before flying to India that you would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post-arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
You can check the latest state-wise quarantine regulations from here.
According to the latest testing and travel requirements to India, all travellers who can present a valid vaccination certificate that reflects the completion of doses of vaccine approved by the WHO or the UAE, provided with QR code System are exempted from pre-arrival test requirements.
For those who are not vaccinated or have taken a single dose, they still have to present a valid negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service provider, with QR code.
- Submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal and upload a negative RT-PCR test report or vaccine certificate before the scheduled travel.
- This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
- Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.
Post arrival testing
A sub-section (2% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.
- The 2% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines
- Such travellers shall be escorted by the concerned airlines to testing area on arrival.
- Laboratories shall prioritise testing of samples from such travellers.
- If such travellers are tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down standard protocol and samples would further send for genomic testing.
Children under 5 years of age will be exempted from both pre-and-post-arrival tests. However, if found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per laid down protocol.
Travellers from Dubai, regardless of their vaccination status, will be allowed to leave the airport and self-monitor their health for 14 days post arrival.
Need for undertaking RT-PCR test on 8th day & uploading the same on Air Suvidha portal is dispensed with. (6/6)
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) February 10, 2022