Foreigners who visited China after Jan 15 will not be allowed to enter India, says DGCA
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Aviation regulator DGCA has said that foreigners who went to China on or after January 15 will not be allowed to enter India. In a circular to airlines, DGCA said, foreigners who have been to China on or after January 15 are not allowed to enter India from any air, land or seaport, including Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan, Indo-Bangladesh or Indo-Myanmar land borders.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation reiterated that all visas issued to Chinese nationals before February 5 have been suspended. The aviation regulator, however, clarified, these visa restrictions will not apply to aircrew, who may be Chinese nationals or other foreign nationalities coming from China.
Among Indian airlines, Air India and IndiGo have suspended all of their flights between the two countries.
On February 1 and 2, Air India conducted two special flights to the Chinese city of Wuhan evacuating 647 Indians and seven Maldivians.
Till date, three Indians have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Kerala.