COVID-19 | India cancels visas of travellers coming from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan
New Delhi : The visas, both electronic and regular, of the foreign nationals travelling from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan have been cancelled by India in wake of three people, including a tourist, testing positive for COVID-19.
The visas for Chinese nationals were suspended earlier.
Those who want to visit India under unavoidable circumstances can apply for a fresh visa at the Indian Embassy near them.
Diplomats, officials of the UN and other international bodies, OCI cardholders and aircrew will be allowed after compulsory medical screening at the point of entry.
According to the new precautionary measure, passengers coming directly or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan must undergo medical screening at port of entry.
In a fresh travel advisory, the Union government has urged Indian citizens to avoid non-essential travel to COVID-19 affected countries and refrain from travelling to China, Iran, South Korea and, Italy.