COVID-19 Concern: China Bans the Entry of Indians
China has put an interim suspension on the entry of flights from India into the country. As such, Indians despite holding Chinese visas or residence permits will not be allowed to enter China.
The suspension was announced after around 20 passengers travelling to Wuhan from Delhi on an Air India (AI) Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) Flight were tested COVID-19 positive at the destination airport on 30th October.
Air India had announced four f
lights to China from November 13 to December 4, which will now be suspended.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hereby announced that China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals in India holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. The Chinese Embassy/ consulates in India will not stamp the health declaration forms for the holders of the above-mentioned categories of visa or residence permits,” the Chinese Embassy in India said in a statement issued on 4th November.
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