India suspends visas for travelers from 4 countries
New Delhi :A day after two fresh cases of coronavirus was
reported in India, the Union health ministry on Tuesday issued a travel
advisory suspending all regular visas/e-visas granted on or before March 3 to
nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan who have not yet entered India.
The advisory also
suspends visa on arrival issued by March 3 to Japan and South Korea nationals
who have not yet entered India.
Those requiring to travel to India due to compelling
reasons, may seek fresh visa from nearest Indian embassy/consulate, said the
advisory which brought the suspension with immediate effect.
In view of the emerging global scenarios regarding COVID19,
in supersession of all earlier advisories, the government issued the new travel
advisory on Tuesday.
Regular (sticker) visa / e-Visa granted to nationals of
China, issued on or before February 5 were suspended earlier. It shall remain
Those needing to travel to India under compelling
circumstances may apply for fresh visa to nearest Indian embassy/consulate.
The advisory said regular (sticker) visas/e-visas granted to
all foreign nationals who have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and
Japan on or after February 1, and who have not yet entered India stand
suspended with immediate effect.