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Updated 17 May 2022

The UK had initially put in place several entry restrictions and precautions to be followed by all travellers arriving in the country to mitigate the rapidly spreading Omicron virus variant. However, much to the relief of travellers, the UK government has decided to scrap its pre-arrival testing and quarantine requirements for all travellers, including passengers flying from India to the UK.

Are you now allowed to travel to the UK from India? Will you need to get tested? Do you need to quarantine? Read along to find out.

India to UK flight schedules

A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules from India to the UK, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.

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Air India

Flight duration

Air India, the national carrier of India flies from several Indian cities to London Heathrow Airport. Direct flights will take about 9 hours whereas connecting flights may take over 12 hours.

Flight schedule and ticket prices

  • Delhi to Heathrow: At least one direct flight and few connecting flights available, 7 days a week. Ticket prices start at INR 42,247
  • Mumbai to Heathrow: One direct and multiple connecting flights are available, 7 days a week. Ticket prices start at INR 42,100
  • Bengaluru to Heathrow: At least three connecting flights are available, 7 days a week. Ticket prices start at INR 46,837

Please visit Wego for Air India full schedule.

British Airways

Flight duration

The air carrier of the United Kingdom– British Airways operates direct and connecting flights serving the India–UK routes. The flight duration for connecting flights may vary anywhere between 14 hours to more than a day depending on the stopover periods. Direct flights are scheduled to take around 10 hours 5 minutes.

Flight schedule and ticket prices

  • Delhi to London Heathrow: One direct flight and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 51,381
  • Delhi to London Gatwick: One direct flight and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 51,381
  • Mumbai to London Heathrow: Two direct flights and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 50,016
  • Mumbai to London Gatwick: Two direct flights and multiple connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 50,016

Please visit Wego for British Airways full schedule.

Emirates

Flight duration

Emirates serves multiple connecting flights every day covering the India-UK routes. The connecting flights have a stopover at the Dubai International Airport and the flight duration may vary anywhere between 14 hours to almost a day.

Flight schedule and ticket prices

  • Delhi to London Heathrow: Upto 6 connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 40,220
  • Delhi to Gatwick: Upto 8 connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 40,220
  • Mumbai to London Heathrow: Upto 10 connecting flights on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 38,414
  • Mumbai to Gatwick: Upto 10 connecting flight on all days of the week. Ticket prices start at INR 38,414

Please visit Wego for Emirates full schedule.

 

Travelling from India to the UK

The UK has relaxed all travel relaxations as a big step back to normalcy. All travellers bound for the UK will be able to do away with the pre and post-arrival COVID testing, quarantine and face mask regulation as travel restrictions are being eased.

Can I travel from India to the UK?

Yes, you can. There are currently no red list restrictions in place for travel to England. Any Indian traveller with a UK tourist visa or other kinds of travel purposes can visit the UK.

You do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel. At the airport, you’ll need to show your identity document, such as your passport, visa or national identity card. You must:

  • have your identity document ready – remove it from a holder or wallet if you use one
  • remove your face covering or sunglasses, if you’re wearing them
  • move through passport control together if you’re in a family

Visa requirement

Since India does not fall under countries eligible for visa-free services upon arrival in the UK, travellers from India to the UK must have a valid visa document for entry to the country. The type of visa you need will vary according to the purpose of your entry.

Click here to check the documents and visa you would need to visit the UK, depending upon your purpose of entry.

Testing and quarantine requirements

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are exempt from all testing and quarantine measures. When you travel to England, you:

  • do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
  • do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • do not need to quarantine when you arrive

 

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