Covid19 Travel Restriction India

New Update: Circular dated 14th April 2020 - Government Order on Operation of domestic Operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India extended till 3rd May 2020.

New Update: Circular dated 17th May 2020 - Government Order on Operation of domestic Operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India extended till 31st May 2020.

Travel & Visa Restriction Related to COVID - 19

  • All existing visas issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Officials, UN/International organizations, Employment, Project visas stand suspended till April 15, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India.
  • Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid. They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion of their visa or grant of any consular service if they choose to do so.
  • Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders shall be kept in abeyance till April 15, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India.
  • Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons may contact the nearest Indian Mission for fresh visa.
  • All incoming travelers, including Indian nationals arriving from any destination and having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany on or after February 15, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of such travelers.
  • International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated Immigration Checkposts with robust medical screening facilities. These will be notified separately by Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Effective 1200Hrs GMT on 18th March 2020, Compulsory quarantine for a period of 14days for passengers coming from or transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman & Kuwait.
  • Travel of passengers from member countries of the EU, the European Free Trade Union, Turkey and UK to India is prohibited with effective 18th March 2020
  • ILP will not be issued to foreign nationals in Sikkim & Mizoram

In addition to the above visa restrictions the following travel advisory is hereby issued in accordance with instructions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare -

  • Indian nationals presently abroad are advised to avoid non-essential travel. They are hereby informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days on their arrival in India.
  • All Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. On their return, they can be subjected to quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days.