September 30, 2020
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India Travel & Visa Restrictions : Covid 19

India Travel and Visa Restrictions Related to Covid-19

Domestic air travel in India is resuming slowly, and while international passenger flights remain suspended and may resume shortly. Indian Govt Advisory

Effective March 22, the Government of India suspended all international flights arriving and departing from India.

In addition to the Visa restrictions already in place, the following travel restriction shall also come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 18, 2020:

All travelers 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.

India Visa Suspended

All existing visas issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Official passport holders, those in UN/International organizations, those on Employment, Project visas and those who are operating aircrew of scheduled commercial airlines, and who had not yet entered India, stand suspended till further notice.

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Any foreign national (including OCI cardholder) who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons may contact the nearest Indian Mission for a new visa.

Visas of all foreign nationals already in India remain valid. They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/ conversion etc. of their visa or other consular service.

India Travel Quarantine

Incoming travelers including Indian nationals are advised to avoid non-essential travel and are informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days on their arrival in India.

While the Central govt guidelines require arriving passengers to self-monitor their health for 14 days, different states are free to develop their own SOPs for isolation and quarantine of incoming passengers.

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