New Delhi. India has suspended all tourist visas till 15 April with a view to prevent corona virus infection. Information about this has been given in the official statement. According to the statement issued by the government on Wednesday, this suspension will be effective from 12 pm GMT on March 13.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the Group of Ministers chaired by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. The statement said, 'All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN / international institutions, working and project visas, are suspended until April 15, 2020. It will be effective at all departure points from 12 noon GMT time of March 13, 2020. '
# GoM meeting also decided that if a foreign national has to travel to India for very urgent reasons, then he will be near Can make contact with Indian Mission.
All travelers coming to India or those who have traveled to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after February 15, 2020 for 14 days To be in Quarantine. This decision will be applicable on departure airport / port etc. from 12:00 #GMT time on March 13, 2020.
Diplomatic, government, UN and international organizations, employment project visa in the meeting The decision to suspend all current visas except 15 April 2020 has been made. This decision will be applicable to departure airport / port etc. from 12:00 GMT time on March 13, 2020. # COVID19
Visa-free facility given to OCI card holders will also be postponed till 15 April 2020. This decision will be applicable from 12:00 GMT time on March 13, 2020 to the departure airport / port etc.
Visa-free travel facility received by OCI card holders has also been stopped till April 15. The release said that if a foreign national wants to travel to India in an emergency, he can contact the Indian Mission located in his country.