India is set to suspend most travel to the country in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. The government announced it will be suspending the issue of tourist visas to India beginning mid-day Friday. No new tourist or e-visas will be issued till the 15th of April.
Existing tourist visas on which journeys are yet to begin stand cancelled. Foreign nationals with a compelling reason to travel to India need to contact the relevant Indian mission. The order does not affect foreigners already in India with visas nor does it affect diplomatic, UN, official or employment visas.
The restrictions come as India reported at least 70 cases of the Coronavirus in the country, most travel related. At least 17 foreigners have also tested positive.
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