New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, India on Tuesday barred entry of the nationals from France, Germany and Spain. The government also suspended the regular as well as e-Visas produced till date.
“All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visas granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain and issued on or before March 11 and who have not yet entered India stand suspended with immediate effect,” said a Bureau of Immigration notification issued late Tuesday night.
Regular visas, including e visas, granted to all foreign nationals who have travel history to these countries on or after February 1 and who have not yet entered India also stands suspended, it said.
The Indian citizens have been alarmed and strongly urged to refrain travelling to these countries.
The advisory also called for 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, reported PTI.
India had already suspended visas granted till to the nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan and China.