Advisory on Travel to India
In view of the rapid spread of Coronavirus, the Government of India has issued following instructions:
(a) ALL EXISTING VISAS [except diplomatic, official, UN / International Organizations, employment and project visas] stand suspended till 15 April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT [1730 hrs.] on 13 March 2020 at the port of departure.
(b) Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till 15 April, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT [1730 hrs.] on 13 March, 2020 at the port of departure.
(c) Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons may contact High Commission of India, Kampala at cons.kampala[at]mea.gov.in
(d) All incoming travels including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after 15 February 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT [1730 hrs.] on 13 March 2020 at the port of departure.
(e) All incoming travelers, including Indian nationals, are advised to avoid non-essential travel and would be subjected to medical screening and can be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days on their arrival in India.
(f) Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. On their return, they can be subjected to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
(g) International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated check posts with robust screening facilities. Ministry of Home Affairs will separately notify these check posts.