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Updated 14 February 2022

India currently operates international flights only between countries that have an air-bubble agreement with India. Qatar is one of the many countries that is part of the agreement, from where travel to India is still restricted to only certain groups of travellers. 

So who can travel to India from Qatar right now? What are the latest flight news, travel requirements, airline schedules and airfares? Keep reading to find out more. 

Qatar to India flight open date and latest news

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India has banned all scheduled international passenger flights till 28 February 2022, adding that the suspension won’t apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA. 

International flights to India will continue to operate on a smaller scale and only with countries with which India has air bubble agreements. Thankfully, India and Qatar have an air bubble agreement that allows airlines to operate flights to and from both countries. 

Flights from Qatar 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.

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Indigo

Qatar to India flight ticket price and schedule

Doha–Delhi: Upto two direct flights and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from QAR 398.
Doha–Mumbai: One direct flight and multiple connecting flights all week. Ticket prices start from QAR 347.
Doha–Kolkata: Multiple connecting flights all week. Ticket prices start from QAR 609. 

Please visit Wego for Indigo full schedule.

Flight duration

The scheduled flight duration for direct flights is about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whereas connecting flights may take anywhere from 14 to 21 hours, depending on the layover periods.

Qatar Airways

Qatar to India flight ticket price and schedule

Doha–Mumbai: One direct flight and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from QAR 465.
Doha–Delhi: One three direct flights and one connecting flight on all days of the week. Ticket prices start from QAR 885.
Doha–Kolkata: Multiple connecting flights all week. Ticket prices start from QAR 1115. 

Please visit Wego for Qatar Airways full schedule.

Flight duration

Connecting flights by Qatar Airways may take 17 hours, whereas direct flights will take up to 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach India from Qatar. 

Air India

Qatar to India flight ticket price and schedule

Doha–Delhi: One connecting flight available 4 days a week. Ticket prices start from QAR 495.
Doha–Mumbai: One connecting flight available 4 days a week. Ticket prices start from QAR 715.
Doha–Kolkata: One connecting flight available 3 days a week. Ticket prices start from QAR 715. 

Please visit Wego for Air India full schedule.

Flight duration

The flight duration for connecting flights may vary between 5 hours to 21 hours according to the layover period. 

 

Qatar to India travel rules

Who can travel to India from Qatar? 

Travel to India from Qatar via the air bubble scheme is restricted to the following specified categories of passengers:

  • Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in Qatar or in any country in South America or Africa
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country
  • Qatari nationals and foreign nationals (from any country in South America or Africa only) holding a valid Indian visa as per extant guidelines.

Required documents

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has updated guidelines for international arrivals.

You can check the latest state-wise quarantine regulations from here.

Testing requirements

Effective 14 February 2022, arrivals from Qatar to India are NO longer be required to mandatorily upload a negative PCR test report taken within 72 hours. Arrivals from Qatar now have an alternative option of showing their full Vaccination Certificate, instead of uploading their negative RT-PCR report.

Pre-arrival testing

According to the latest PCR test entry requirements in India, all travellers from Qatar should:

  • Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel, including the last 14 days of travel details.
  • Upload any of the two documents:
    • A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey
      or,
    • Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination. (Only some eligible countries)
  • 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 passengers in the flight) shall undergo random post-arrival testing at the airport on arrival.
  • Such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines. They will submit the samples and shall be allowed to leave the airport.
  • If the travellers test positive, their samples should further be sent for genomic testing at the INSACOG laboratory network.
  • They shall be treated/isolated as per laid down standard protocol.
  •  All travellers will self-monitor their health for 14 days post-arrival.

Exemptions

Children under 5 years of age will be exempted from both pre-and-post-arrival tests.

Quarantine rules

As per the latest guidelines, flyers arriving in India NO longer have the requirement to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test on eight-day after arriving. The government has also relaxed the mandatory seven-day home quarantine requirement. Hence, arrivals from Qatar to India have also been relaxed from the home quarantine and testing in quarantine requirements.

Travellers to India are, however, required to mandatorily self-monitor for 14 days post-arrival in the country.