UK declares Schengen visa mandate for Indians to fly on EU airlines


The United Kingdom has declared visa guidelines for the Indian citizens regarding that Indian citizens, without transit or regular Schengen visas, will not be allowed to fly to the UK through European Union airlines, including Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, and they are stopped at the origin airports in India itself.

The United Kingdom is no more part of the European Union. Post-Brexit, it has made it compulsory for non-EU citizens to get a transit Schengen visa so that individuals can fly to the UK on transit flights operated by its airlines.


A Schengen visa is a short-term visa that allows its holder to travel freely throughout the Schengen area, covering 26 EU countries or “Schengen States” without border controls.

The move took place on January 1 last year.

Non-EU citizens can fly to the UK without transit or regular Schengen visa only through non-stop flights or by one-stop flights only through Gulf countries or Switzerland. The EU rule does not apply to Switzerland as it is not a member of the Union.

However, several services fly directly to the United Kingdom.

After India continued scheduled international flights, foreign airlines have started offering one-stop connections between India and the rest of the world.

Following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, this one-stop business has also increased significantly.


Last year, Air India had announced non-stop flights between India and the UK.

Share post:



More like this

World Vision UK hosts second event for African Philanthropy Initiative

United Kingdom: Charitable Organisation World Vision UK were thrilled to host the second event for their African Philanthropy Initiative earlier this week. 

Heartbreaking Loss Inspires Plea for Greater Mental Health Awareness

Ayrshire: In a heart-wrenching revelation, Robert Meiklem, a grieving father, has taken to Facebook to share the tragic story of his son, Robbie Meiklem, who took his own life after a day filled with joy at the races.

Scotland: Prestwick Academy Celebrates Prestwick Carers Day with a Strong Sense of Community

Scotland, South Ayrshire: In a display of community unity, Prestwick Academy hosted the annual Prestwick Carer's Day yesterday (Friday), September 29, 2023. The event was warmly welcoming for the visitors and emphasized the importance of supporting young carers.

St Kitts and Nevis: PM Drew meets Students from Columbia University in New York

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew extended his pleasure to meet the students from Columbia University during his recent visit to New York City, United States. He emphasized the efforts of the St Kitts and Nevis Government in making the nation advanced.