COVID-19: Updated Travel Guidance for India
The India Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that all scheduled international commercial passenger services will remain closed until October 31, 2020. International scheduled flights may be permitted for select routes and authorized on a case-by-case basis.
All Indian visa services, excluding visa extensions, in-country registration and other in-country services will remain suspended until further notice. Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs) and Foreigners Registration Offices (FROs) are temporarily permitted to extend consular visas, electronic visas (e-visas) or stipulations of stay endorsed on the visas on a temporary basis for foreign nationals currently unable to leave the country due to travel restrictions. Visas that will expire through October 31, 2020 will be extended for a period of 30 days until November 30, 2020.
Foreign nationals who are unable to depart India due to the travel restrictions and whose visas will expire may submit an online application on the e-FRRO portal. Foreign nationals whose visas have expired and who have made an application to exit the country, will be granted an Exit Permit without being subject to any penalties for an overstay.
All travelers to India should check India’s Bureau of Immigration Page for updates on admissibility, post-arrival quarantine and other procedures, before traveling to India.
Gibney will continue to monitor matters in India and will provide updates as they become available. For additional information, please contact your designated Gibney representative or email email@example.com.