Lufthansa has announced that, effective immediately, Indian citizens are eligible to travel on Lufthansa flights to India from the US, Canada, and other countries worldwide. Following a bilateral agreement between India and Germany, inbound passenger flights to India, one of Lufthansa’s most important international markets, will be reinstated as of 13 August for the following routes: Frankfurt to Delhi, Munich to Delhi, Frankfurt to Bangalore and Frankfurt to Mumbai.
Lufthansa has already been operating outbound flights from India for several months, departing from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore to its Frankfurt and Munich hubs.
“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,” says 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.“
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 only a throat swab and are certified by German health authorities. “Both coronavirus test centres at our hubs in Frankfurt and Munich provide customers the opportunity to avoid being quarantined when arriving in Germany, with a negative coronavirus test in their hand,” says Ettiyil. Results are usually available within four to five hours after testing and are linked to the customer’s flight ticket. Ettiyil: “This also makes it easier to travel safely to other countries worldwide that accept a certified PCR coronavirus test, thereby avoiding quarantine. “
Passenger safety is and will remain Lufthansa's top priority, especially with regard to maximum hygiene on the ground and on board. For this reason, all procedures throughout the entire travel chain have been and will continue to be reviewed in order to guarantee the safety of everyone. These are based on the latest findings and hygiene standards advocated by experts.
Aircraft operated by Lufthansa Group airlines are equipped with filters that clean the cabin air of contaminants such as dust, bacteria and viruses. Even in the current situation, with the restrictions that sometimes accompany it, the Lufthansa Group strives to offer its guests maximum comfort and safety.