Under the bilateral agreement between the governments of India and Germany, Lufthansa has announced that it will recommence services from Frankfurt to Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru from August 13, 2020. Additionally, the carrier will also fly on the Munich-Delhi route.
The routes include Frankfurt to Delhi; Munich to Delhi; Frankfurt to Bengaluru and Frankfurt to Mumbai.
Lufthansa is already operating outbound flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru to its Frankfurt and Munich hubs for several months.
Indian citizens are also eligible to travel on Lufthansa flights to India from the US, Canada, and other countries worldwide.
“We are very glad and feel privileged to be able to help people return to India and to enable business travel as the world gradually begins to open up,” said George Ettiyil, Lufthansa Group’s senior director for south Asia sales.
“Our flights to and from India underline Lufthansa’s ongoing commitment to enable travel in unprecedented times for our Indian customers while upholding the highest standards of safety and hygiene.”
According to an official statement, “Since July, Lufthansa has been offering Indian customers a convenient option at Frankfurt and Munich airports to test for coronavirus at short notice.
“These PCR coronavirus tests only require a throat swab and are certified by German health authorities.
“Both coronavirus test centres at our hubs in Frankfurt and Munich provide customers with the opportunity to avoid being quarantined when arriving in Germany, with a negative test result in their hand.
“Results are usually available within four to five hours after testing and are linked to the customer’s flight ticket. This also makes it easier to travel safely to other countries worldwide that accept a certified PCR coronavirus test, thereby avoiding quarantine.”
All details on Indian authorities’ regulations that apply to Lufthansa flights to and from India are listed here.