India cancels all visas issued to citizens of 4 countries

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New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, on or before March 3, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect.
Those required to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visas from the nearest Indian embassy or consulate, it said.
“All regular/e-visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan issued on or before March 03, 2020 and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. They may not enter India from air, land or seaport ICP,” the DGCA circular said.
It further said that the regular or e-visas issued to all other nationals who have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan, on or after February 1, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect, it said.
“Diplomats, officials of UN and other international bodies, OCI cardholders and aircrew from above countries are exempted from such restrictions on entry. However, medical screening is compulsory.”
Passengers arriving directly, or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore must undergo medical screening at port of entry.

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