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Updated 1 March 2022

Following the latest development in Ukraine, Indian nationals in the country are expected to board repatriation flights to return to India. The Indian government is actively pursuing evacuation efforts in cooperation with other international governing bodies, looking to resume flights soon to and from the country.

Here are the latest developments on air travel news between Ukraine and India right now.

Ukraine to India latest flight news

As per the latest update, several airlines have decided to temporarily cease operations to and from Ukraine. With the Ukrainian airspace closed for civilian flights, it’s likely that passenger flights will be suspended temporarily.

No COVID-19 entry restrictions for Ukrainian arrivals

Mandatory pre-boarding negative RT-PCR test report and vaccination certificate has been exempted for the Indian nationals arriving from Ukraine. The evacuated Indians have also been exempted from uploading documents before departure on Air Suvidha portal.

The travellers who have not been able to submit a pre-arrival RT-PCR negative report or hasn’t completed covid-19 vaccination, they have been allowed to submit their samples on arrival with the advice to continue to self monitor their health condition for 14 days after arrival in India.

Repatriation flights from Ukraine to India 

The Indian government has announced that several repatriation flights are being prepared to specially transport Indians in Ukraine back to the country.

The Ministry of External Affairs of India has said that India has so far evacuated over 8,000 nationals since the initial advisories were issued by the country. It was also informed that the seven evacuation flight have landed in India bringing back around 1,400 citizens.

Operation Ganga

The Union government has launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back stranded students and Indian citizens from Ukraine. Special flights are being operated by Air India and several other airlines as part of the ‘Operation Ganga’ mission.

The Union Government has deployed around 20 flights from Air India, Air India Express, Indigo, and Spice Jet. Apart from these airlines, the Airforce has also been asked to evacuate Indians from the neighbouring countries of Ukraine.

India on 27 February began the evacuation of its stranded citizens in Ukraine with the first evacuation flight, AI1944, bringing back 219 people from Bucharest to Mumbai. The second evacuation flight, AI1942, carrying 250 Indian citizens landed at the Delhi airport on the same day.


A special evacuation flight by SpiceJet will depart from New Delhi to Kosice, Slovakia on 1 March to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine. The SpiceJet flight is scheduled to depart at 3:30 PM from New Delhi and is scheduled to arrive in Kosice, Slovakia at 7:50 PM IST. The aircraft is scheduled to return by 7:40 AM on March 3.

Travelling from Ukraine to India via Qatar 

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has allowed passengers traveling from Ukraine to travel to India by transit via Qatar under the India – Qatar bilateral air bubble arrangement. The announcement will come into effect once Ukraine reopens its airspace.

Contact number of Indian Embassy in Ukraine

The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has set up helpline numbers to assist started Indian students and citizens in need of assistance.

24 hour helpline numbers:

  • +38 0997300428
  • +38 0997300483
  • +38 0933980327
  • +38 0635917881
  • +38 0935046170

Fax: (380 44) 468-6619

Tel: (380 44) 468-6661, 468-6219

Emergency Contact:Mr. Sanjay Rawat,
Mob: +380933559958


Ukraine to India regular flights

Note: The following are flight schedules from Ukraine to India prior to the current development. Please check with your airlines for the latest schedules and availability.  


Prior to suspension of flights from Ukraine, Flydubai had been operating several flights to India from Ukraine.

Kyiv – Delhi: Up to four daily flights available four days a week. Tickets start from INR 40,696
Kyiv – Hyderabad: Up to two daily flights available three days a week. Tickets start from INR 60,591

India to Ukraine regular flights

Note: The following are flight schedules to and from Ukraine prior to the current development. Please check with your airlines for the latest schedules and availability.  

Air Arabia

Delhi – Kyiv: Up to three daily flights available seven days a week. Tickets start from INR 37,229
Hyderabad – Kyiv: Up to two daily flights available seven days a week. Tickets start from INR 35,037

Ukraine International Airlines

Delhi – Kyiv: One flight available every week. Tickets start from INR 14,316