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Travel Advisory on Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Posted on: March 11, 2020 | Back | Print

1. LATEST TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (dated 19.03.2020):

a)  No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall take off from any foreign airport for any airport in India, after 0001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (i.e. 0531 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) of March 22, 2020). These instructions shall remain in force till 0001 hrs GMT of March 29, 2020.

b)  A maximum travel time of 20 hours is permissible for such commercial passenger aircraft to land in India.

c)  As such, no incoming scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to disembark its passengers on Indian soil (Foreigner or Indian) after 2001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (i.e. 0131 hrs IST of March 23, 2020).

2.  All passengers including Indian nationals coming from European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Turkey, and United Kingdom have been prohibited from entering India from any of the Land/Air/Seaport ICPs. This restriction shall come into effect from 1200 hrs GMT on March 18, 2020 at the port of first departure, and shall remain till March 31, 2020 and is a temporary measure.

3.  All existing visas (except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas) stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

4.  Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

 

Latest Visa and Travel restrictions: Bureau of Immigration (BOI)

Latest information on COVID-19 in India: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Additional Travel Advisory (till 19.03.2020)

Consolidated Travel Advisory on COVID-19 (11.03.2020)

Bureau of Immigration: Visa restrictions (11.03.2020)