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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)? – DavidSupportsMonica 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. – Bhushan Kale 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
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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? – DavidSupportsMonica Dec 20 '20 at 1:34

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