GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI-110003
No. 4/1/2020IR Dated: 16-03-2020
Sub: Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19
In continuation of the circular issued on the subject on 12th March 2020, the following additional advisory is issued in accordance with instructions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare:
- Expanding compulsory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days for passengers coming from/transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman, and This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 18th March 2020 at the port of first departure.
- Travel of passengers from member countries of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Turkey and United Kingdom to India is prohibited with effect from 18th March 2020. No airline shall board a passenger from these nations to India with effect from 1200 GMT on 18th March The airline shall enforce this at the port of initial departure.
- Both these instructions are temporary measures and shall be in force till31st March 2020 and will be reviewed
- All scheduled Indian and foreign airlines engaged in international air transportation to/from India, therefore, are directed to scrupulously follow the above advisory and not to carry any passenger in violation thereof.
(Sunil Kumar) Deputy Director General
All Scheduled Airlines operating flights to/from India.