Coronavirus: Travelling to India? Here’s what you need to know

Oman Wednesday 11/March/2020 14:35 PM
By: Times News Service
Coronavirus: Travelling to India? Here’s what you need to know

Muscat: India on Wednesday has called on passengers with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival, and their employers to facilitate work-from-home for such employees during this period.

An advisory is also issued for all incoming international passengers returning to India to self-monitor their health and follow the recommended “DOs and DON’Ts”.

“Since more than 100 countries across the world now have reported cases of COVID-19 and travellers to these countries, or any person having travelled abroad, might possibly have come in contact with people affected with COVID-19 during their stay there or even while in transit at airports,” a statement from government of India said.

The government also said all regular Visas (including e Visas) which have been granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before 11.03.2020 and where these foreigners have not yet entered India stands suspended.

“Regular visas (including e Visas) granted to all foreign nationals who have travel history to these countries on or after 1.2.2020 and who have not yet entered India also stands suspended,” the statement pointed out.

“Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid and they may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion etc of their visa or grant of any consular service, if they choose to do so.”

The government also asked citizens to avoid travelling to France, Spain and Germany.

A total of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India.