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GoI announced blanket travel ban in response to Coronavirus

Date: 2020-03-18 18:12:12


Government of India has suspended visas for visitors from all other countries for at least a month in response to the coronavirus pandemic. India has drastically limited the number of people entering the country. The announcement was approved and announced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The blanket ban by India was criticized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Ban:
♦ India has banned travellers from the European Union (EU), Turkey and the United Kingdom (UK) are prohibited from entering India between 18-31 March 2020.
♦ The ban on EU includes 27 countries across Europe and European free trade association's (EFTA) four members Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland.
♦ The airlines have been urged to enforce the move at the port of initial departure.
♦ The measure effectively bans all tourism to India until at least 15 April.
♦ The announcement came as the number of corona virus cases increased to more than 100 (as on 15 March 2020) in India.