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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Restrictions

Support Department posted this on Mar 4, 2020


Travel Restrictions to India in Effect

UPDATE: All visa applications have been suspended until April 15, 2020.

Refund policy: If you submitted your application and it has already been sent for approval to the Ministry, a refund is not available.

If your arrival date is between March 11, 2020 and April 15, 2020 and your application has not been sent to the Ministry for approval, you are entitled to a refund (minus termination fee). If the application has been approved, a refund is not available.

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Visa (sticker or eVisa) issued to French, German or Spanish citizens on or before March 11, 2020 are suspended.

Visas (Regular or e-Visa) that were granted to foreign nationals who have traveled from Iran, Italy, Japan, Peoples Republic of China, South Korea, France, Germany, and Spain on or after Feb 01, 2020 and have not entered India are suspended. These foreign citizens cannot not enter India from air, land, or cruise (seaport) ICPs. Those needing to travel to India because to extreme circumstances may seek a new visa application ate the closest Indian Embassy.

The Indian government has passed an official statement that all types of visas (including VoA for Japan and South Korea) issued to citizens of Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea on or before March 03, 2020 have been suspended. Such foreign citizens may not enter Indian territory from air, land, or cruise (seaport) ICPs. For those who are needful to visit  India due to convincing reasons may pursue a fresh visa application from the closest Indian Embassy.

Citizens of Peoples Republic of China who were granted visas (regular/sticker or e-Visa) dated Feb, 05, 2020 or before are banned from traveling to India. Chinese nationals cannot enter Indian territory from air, land, or seaport ICPs. Those who are needful to travel to India due to extreme reasons may pursue a fresh visa from the closest Indian Embassy.

Exemptions

Diplomats, the officials of the United Nations, and other Int. bodies, Overseas Citizens of India cardholders, and air-crew from the above-cited nations are exempted from entry restrictions. However, medical screening is mandatory.

All Indian and foreign nationals who are entering Indian premises from any entry port are required to make available a properly filled self-declaration form that includes personal details; such as phone number, address in India, and their travel history. These documents must be submitted to health and immigration officials at the port of entry.

Medical Requirements

Nationals either foreign or Indian besides those restricted, arriving in India (directly or indirectly) from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam must undergo medical screening at the port of entry.

Contact India embassy, consulate or mission for more information regarding the ongoing travel restrictions. 

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