COVID-19 Travel: India Travel Restrictions and Evacuation Procedures
The India Government continues to implement new travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are guidelines for commercial flights and evacuation procedures for citizens of other countries who are in India:
Commercial Passenger Services Suspended Until April 14, 2020
All scheduled international commercial passenger services will remain suspended until April 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM GMT.
No incoming international commercial passenger aircrafts will be allowed to land and disembark passengers in India until April 14. This restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. While there is no specific announcement regarding the departure of flights from India, no flights are leaving India at this time.
Evacuation Procedures for Citizens of Other Countries
The French, U.S., and United Kingdom governments, among others, are working with the Indian Government and airlines to obtain clearance for flights to leave India so their citizens may return to their home countries. Germany and Israel have already obtained permission to evacuate their citizens.
U.S. Nationals in India
The U.S. consulates in India anticipate that several flights will depart from New Delhi and Mumbai to the U.S. this week. U.S. citizens interested in departing from India on a U.S. government coordinated flight must complete a Repatriation Registration for U.S. Citizens Form as soon as possible to be notified of potential ticket availability. The form may be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/uscit-india.
British Nationals in India
British citizens who wish to return to the U.K. must email the High Commission of the United Kingdom at Conqry.Newdelhi@fco.gov.uk. The High Commission of the United Kingdom indicates that British nationals should be prepared to stay in-country until commercial flights resume. Additional information is available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/return-to-the-uk.
Italian Nationals in India
Italian nationals are requested to report their presence to the Embassy of Italy in New Delhi by providing information to the Embassy on shorturl.at/qHWY1.
We are closely monitoring matters in India and will provide further updates as they are announced by the Indian government. If you have any questions about this alert, please contact your Gibney representative or email email@example.com.