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Indian Couples Separated by Restrictions Urge Authorities to Help Them Reunite

Five months have passed since the last time Indian citizens who keep a relationship with persons outside their country, have seen each other in person after they were stranded in different countries amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. As the third most infected country worldwide with a total of 3,314,953 COVID-19  registered cases, India …

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India Launches Portal For Stranded Tourists After COVID-19 Lockdown

The Indian Ministry of Tourism has introduced an online portal to help foreign nationals who have been stranded in India after the coronavirus lockdown. The website, aptly named strandedinindia.com, was launched on March 31, 2020, and includes COVID-19 call-centres and helpline numbers that tourists can use to reach for help, reports VisaGuide.World. The purpose of …

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India to Extend Visas for Stranded Internationals Until April 30

Foreign citizens stranded in India will be eligible to extend their visas until April 30, the Indian government announced. The latest decision comes after a large share of countries worldwide imposed travel bans and border closures in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus,  VisaGuide.World reports. “Regular visa, e-visa or stay stipulations of such …

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India Granted Almost 27k Long-Term Visas in Last Five Years

As many as 26,786 foreigners have been granted with an India long-term visa, in the last five years, Nityanand Rai Minister of State for Home Affairs announced. From January 1, 2015, until December 2019, a total of 25,782 foreigners who were granted with long-term visa were from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,  VisaGuide.World reports. Minister Rai …

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India Explains Who Can Get Emergency Visas Amid COVID-19

After the suspension of all tourist visas, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Indian High Commission in Wellington has released an advisory on who can profit from emergency visas and what conditions should be met for application. In a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus India’s government decided to ban from entering all …

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India Temporarily Suspends All Tourist Visas Due To COVID-19

India’s government will temporarily suspend all tourist visas, barring a selected few categories, until April 15, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Tourists will be ineligible to enter India from March 13, at the port of departure. Diplomatic visas and visas for international organizations, employment and projects are exempt from India’s entry …

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India to Suspend Entry for Four Countries Affected by Coronavirus

India’s government has decided to suspend entry for the four most affected countries by the COVID-19, which decision has immediately become effective. According to the Indian government, citizens of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan will be ineligible to enter the territory of India due to the suspension of visas and e-visas granted on or …

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