About Us Coronavirus/Covid-19

Embassy of India


Update on COVID-19: Preparedness and Actions taken

As preventive measures against COVID-19, following are the recent instructions issued by the Government of India (Reference: Press Information Bureau, Govt of India)

1. All existing visas (except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas) stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

2. Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13thMarch 2020 at the port of departure.

3. OCI card holders already in India can stay in India as long as they want.

4. Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid and they may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion etc. of their visa or grant of any consular service, if they choose to do so.

5. Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reason may contact the nearest Indian Mission.

6. In addition to Visa restrictions already in place, passengers travelling from /having visited Italy or Republic of Korea and desirous of entering India will need certificate of having tested negative for COVID-19 from the designated laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries. This is in enforcement since 0000 hrs. of 10th March, 2020 and is a temporary measure till cases of COVID-19 subside.

7. All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after 15th February, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure.

8. Incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, are advised to avoid non-essential travel and are informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days on their arrival in India.

9. Indian nationals are further strongly advised to refrain from travelling to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany.

10. All incoming international passengers returning to India should self- monitor their health and follow required do’s and don’ts as detailed by the Government.

11. International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated check posts with robust screening facilities. These will be notified separately by M/o Home Affairs.

12. All international Passengers entering into India are required to furnish duly filled self-declaration form in duplicate (including personal particulars i.e. phone no. and address in India) to Health Officials and Immigration officials and undergo Universal Health Screening at the designated health counters at all Points of Entry.

AdvAdvisory Regarding Consular Services

In view of the outbreak of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) and in keeping with the Advisories of the Irish Government agencies relating to social distancing, public dealing at the Consular Section of the Indian Embassy in Dublin will be kept to the minimum, with immediate effect, until further notice. All are advised not to visit the Consular Section of the Embassy except for emergency situations, and instead send their documents for Consular Services, as required, by post to the Embassy (69, Merrion Road, Dublin; D04ER85), followed by intimation through email at cons.dublin@mea.gov.in. The Embassy is very committed to helping out in emergency situations and for such services, please do feel free to contact the Embassy by email or the general Embassy numbers: +353 1 2060932, 2060913. For outside office hours and weekend exigencies, the emergency numbers are: +353 89 968 0420; +353 89 961 5808.