Coronavirus: India temporarily suspends the installation of electronic visa for Chinese and foreigners residing in China

BEIJING: India temporarily suspended Chinese travelers and foreigners residing in China on Sunday in view of the virulent that killed more than 300 people, infected 14,562 people and spread to 25 countries, including India, the United States and the United Kingdom .

Due to certain current developments, traveling to India with electronic visas is temporarily suspended with immediate effect, the Indian Embassy announced.

“This applies to Chinese passport holders and applicants of other nationalities residing in the Town. Holders of electronic visas already issued may take into account that these are no longer valid, the announcement said.

All those who have a compelling reason to visit India can contact the Indian Embassy in Beijing or the Indian consulates in Carry off or, like the Indian Visa Application Centers in these cities, he said.

On Sunday, India transported by air a second group of 323 stranded Indians and seven cursed citizens of the city of Wuhan, affected by the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people evacuated to 654.

Air India jumbo B747 made two flights to the city of Wuhan, the zero zone of the coronavirus epidemic. On the first flight early Saturday, 324 Indians were evacuated and on Sunday another 323 Indians and seven cursed citizens were returned.