“As a result of Covid-19 pandemic, it’s hereby introduced that China has determined to briefly droop the entry into China by international nationals in India holding legitimate Chinese visas or residence permits. Chinese language embassy/consulates in India is not going to stamp the well being declaration varieties for holders of the above-mentioned classes of visa or residence permits,” the Chinese language embassy mentioned in an announcement.
The exterior affairs ministry sees the event as a short lived measure, following consultations with the Chinese language authorities. A supply instructed ET that the curb might be lifted sooner or later. “The motion taken is to briefly droop present visas solely. Because the discover signifies, future visa purposes haven’t been banned. Visas issued after November 3 is legitimate for journey to China. The measure will not be India particular both. Related measures have been introduced in respect of a number of different international locations. The rationale behind the measure appears to be Chinese language considerations on potential rise in Covid-19 circumstances globally, aggravated as a result of introduction of autumn and winter within the northern hemisphere,” the supply mentioned.
“The Authorities of India is in contact with the Chinese language facet to facilitate important journey of Indians to and from China,” the supply mentioned. China had mentioned that foreigners holding Chinese language diplomatic, service, courtesy and C visas usually are not affected. Foreigners with emergency or humanitarian wants to go to China can submit visa utility to the Chinese language embassy/consulates in India.
“The suspension is a short lived measurement that China has to undertake to take care of the present pandemic,” the embassy assertion mentioned.