Coronavirus: India suspends all tourist visas, including issued ones, from 13th March

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I thought we might get through the day without a coronavirus announcement, but it’s not going to happen.

India has just announced that ALL tourist visas will be suspended on 13th March.  

For clarity, this covers existing visas as well as ones which are currently being processed.  If you have a visa, it is no longer valid.

Visas will not be reinstated until 15th April.

India suspends all visas, including issued ones, from 13th March

In addition, all incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after 15th February 2020 will be quarantined for at least 14 days.  This will also come into effect on 13th March.

Full details can be found on this Indian Government media site.

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    Donald Trump announces suspension of all travel from Europe to the US for 30 days. The travel restrictions will not apply to the United Kingdom.

  3. Dan Beverley says:

    Can anyone advise further on this. The area in question for me is the cut off time. Is this cut off time based on departure from port or arrival in India? Hope someone can help. Thanks

    • You need to read the official press release which we link to and base your decision on that.

  4. Sunita. says:

    This has to be done to contain it.
    Everyone stays where they are , till the threat blows away.

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