New advisory for travellers from China issued

    05-Feb-2020
New Delhi, Feb 5: The Cabinet Secretary held a high level meeting to review the actions taken for the management of novel Coronavirus and preparedness of States, with Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare, External Affairs, Civil Aviation, Pharma, Department of Health Research, Member Secretary (NDMA) and other officials from the Home Ministry, Commerce, Army and Defence, at New Delhi today.
In view of the evolving scenario related with 2019 nCoV, a revised travel advisory was also issued which notified that existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign Nationals travelling from China.
It pointed that people have already been advised to refrain from travelling to China through an earlier advisory and as such, people travelling to China henceforth will be quarantined on return.
It continued that any intending visitors may contact the Embassy in Beijing ([email protected]) or the Consulates in Shanghai ([email protected]) and Guangzhou ([email protected]) to apply afresh for an Indian visa.
The travel advisory further informed that the Indian Embassy in China can be contacted 24x7 on two hot-line numbers +8618610952903 & +8618612083629 and the dedicated email - [email protected]
Indian Nationals in need of any assistance may get in touch with the Embassy on these hot-lines and email, it mentioned, adding that for any queries related to health, one may contact on the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare's 24x7 helpline number, +91-11-23978046, or email at [email protected]