As on 02-03-2020

Government of India

Ministry of Health & FW

Consolidated Travel advisory in view of COVID-19

In view of the spurt of cases being reported from China and other countries, travelers are advised the following:

Indian citizens are advised to refrain from travel to COVID-19 affected Countries (China,

Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy and Japan)

People coming from these countries henceforth will be quarantined.

Those planning a visit to India from these countries:

Existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign

national travelling from these countries.

If there are compelling reasons to travel to India, intending visitors may contact Embassy of India in these countries and apply afresh for an Indian visa.

For any queries related to health, people may contact on Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number (+91-11-23978046) or email at (

Those having compelling reasons to travel to these countries should follow these simple public health measures at all times as under:

Observe good personal hygiene.

Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand


Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, runny nose etc.

Avoid contact with live animals and consumption of raw/undercooked meats.

Avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered.

Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose.

If you feel sick on flight, while traveling back to India:

Inform the airlines crew about illness.

Seek mask and the self-reporting format from the airline crew.

Avoid close contact with family members or fellow travelers.

Follow the directions of airline crew while disembarking.

Immediately report facts to the Airport Health Office/Immigration Office and Helpline number (011-23978046) also.

Follow the direction of the airport health officer or as issued by the helpline.

If you feel sick within a span of 28 days after return from COVID-19 affected areas:

Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046) and follow the direction


Maintain effective self-isolation at home and with others. Observe good personal hygiene.

Practice frequent hand washing with soap.

Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Report the illness to the nearest health facility and also inform the treating doctor regarding your travel history.