I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?

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    Is your itinerary non-stop from Bangalore to London? Which London airport? What airline(s)? Dec 19 '20 at 19:45
  • Its non stop from Bangalore to London's Hethrow airport and then non-stop from London to USA. British airways is the airline
    – Khadar111
    Dec 20 '20 at 7:15
  • Please check with the airline though. I know Turkish Airlines has cancelled all its flights to UK, Netherlands, South Africa and Denmark. Flight suspension in the UK comes, I am assuming, as an effect of a mutated strain of virus found there. Dec 21 '20 at 0:06
  • Yes. These rules are so unpredictable and whats worse is they dont even honour the tickets already booked.
    – Khadar111
    Dec 21 '20 at 6:01

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php -> USA:

students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents [are allowed] if they arrive from or have been in Ireland (Rep.), United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days.

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    Does that mean the OP must "enter" the UK? IOW, does the exception apply if the OP merely transits in the UK and doesn't pass UK immigration and customs? Dec 20 '20 at 1:34

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