Coronavirus: India temporarily suspended flights to China
Inda on Sunday temporary suspended e-visa facility for Chines travellers and foreigners residing in China in view of the virulent coronavirus that has killed more than 300 peoples, infected 14,562 others and spread to 25 countries, including India, US, and the UK.
Due to certain current developments, travel to India Embassy announced in Beijing.
“This applies to holders of Chinese passports and applicants of other nationalities residing in the people’s Republic of China. Holders of already issued e-visa may note that these are no longer valid,” the announcement said. “All those who have a compelling reason to visit India may contact the Embassy of India in Beijing or the India consulates in Shanghai or Guangzhou, as well as the Indian Visa Application Centers in these cities,” it said.
On Sunday, Indian airlifted the second batch of 323 stranded Indians and seven Maldivian citizens from cronavirus-hit Wuhan city, taking the total number of people evacuated to 654. Air India’s jumbo B747 made two flights to Wuhan city- the ground zero of the coronavirus epidemic. In the first fight on early Saturday, 324 Indians were evacuated and on Sunday another 323 Indians and seven Maldivian citizens were flowed back.