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Coronavirus Travel Advisory: All You Need to Know!

Coronaviruses are a large group of virus that leads to illness in humans and animals. The novel coronavirus disease is named as COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. The first reporting of the outbreak of Coronavirus was reported on 31 December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

There have been several cases reported from all the parts of the world including India.

Statistics Say!

A total of 19, 718,030 confirmed cases and 728,013 demises have been reported as of now (11 August 2020) as per the data shared by the World Health Organization.

The COVID-19 has affected about 215 countries, areas and territories in the world.

As per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare a total number of 15,24,266 passengers have been screened at the airports.

The total number of active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the nation is 639,929  as on August 11, 2020.

Besides, a total of 1583489 COVID-19 cases either have been discharged or cured and 1 patient of COVID-19 has migrated. As of now, a total 45257 of demises have happened due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Have a look at the below table, which shows the status of COVID-19 state-wise:

Name of the State/ Union Territory Total Active Cases* Discharged/Cured/Migrated*(Cumulative) Demises**(Cumulative)
Delhi 10346 131657 4131
Andhra Pradesh 87773 145636 2116
Goa        2741 6208 80
Bihar         28065 54088 397
Chhattisgarh 3336 9013 99
Assam 18000 43586 151
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 896 709 20
Dada and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 444 1167 2
Haryana        6448 35492 489
Jharkhand 8811 9724 188
Himachal Pradesh 1241 2205 17
Karnataka 79916 99126 3312
Gujarat 14055 55304 2672
Odisha 14148 33021 286
Madhya Pradesh 9202 29674 1015
Maharashtra 148042 358421 18050
Manipur 1720 2122 11
Arunachal Pradesh 636 1592 3
Kerala       12784 22616 115
Mizoram 300 323 0
Tamil Nadu 53099 244675 5041
Meghalaya 610 498 6
Nagaland 2030 973 8
Chandigarh 566 1004 25
Punjab        8550 15735 604
Tripura 1673 4656 43
Puducherry 2180 3355 89
Telangana 22628 59374 645
Rajasthan 13810 39060 800
Jammu and Kashmir 7514 17375 487
Sikkim        399 510 1
West Bengal 26031 70328 2100
Uttar Pradesh 47878 76724 2120
Ladakh       471 1237 9
Uttarakhand 3586 6301 134
Total# 639929 1583489 45257

Note: As per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as on 11 August 2020. ** denotes that more than 70% cases are due to the comorbidities.# denotes that the figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). *** implies that the updated figures are awaited from the state government. Besides, the state-wise distribution is subject to verification and reconciliations.

Moreover, the below table has the details of positive cases of COVID-19 both state and district wise:

State Affected Districts Name of the Districts Positive Cases (In nos.)
Delhi 8 Central Delhi 4
South Delhi 8
East Delhi 5
West Delhi 5
North East 5
North West 5
North Delhi 4
South West 3
Bihar 4 Patna 4
Munger 3
Nalanda 1
Siwan 1
Chandigarh 1 Chandigarh 8
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1 South Andaman 9
Andhra Pradesh 7 Vizag 4
Nellore 1
East Godavari 2
Guntur 2
Chitoor 1
Prakasam 1
Krishna 3
Chattisgarh 4 Raipur 3
Durg 1
Bilaspur 1
Rajnandgaon 1
Jammu and Kashmir 7 Srinagar 12
Jammu 3
Udhampur 3
Pulwama 1
Rajauri 3
Budgam 1
Bandipora 8
Haryana 6 Gurugram 24
Sonepat 1
Panipat 1
Palwal 1
Faridabad 1
Panchkula 1
Gujarat 8 Ahmadabad 18
Surat 6
Vadodara 9
Bhavnagar 1
Mehsana 1
Rajkot 8
Kutch 1
Gandhinagar 9
Himachal Pradesh 1 Kangra 3
Ladakh 2 Leh 11
Kargil 2
Karnataka 12 Kalaburgi 3
Bengaluru Urban 17
Davangere 3
Kodagu 1
Tumkuru 1
Chikkaballapura 6
Mysore 3
BBMP 26
Udupi 1
Dharwad 1
Dakshin Kannada 7
Uttar Kannada 7
Maharashtra 15* Mumbai 81
Nagpur 12
Pune 31
Ahmednagar 3
Aurangabad 1
Thane 16
Ratnagiri 1
Yavatmal 4
Raigad 1
Palghar 2
Gondia 1
Kolhapur 1
Sindhudurg 1
Sangli 24
Satara 2
5*
Kerala 14 Thiruvananthapuram 8
Alappuzha 2
Kasargod 78
Ernakulam 19
Kottayam 6
Kollam 2
Wayanad 1
Palakkad 4
Kannur 27
Idukki 2
Kozhikode 9
Thrissur 6
Pathanamthitta 10
Mallapuram 8
Madhya Pradesh 6* Jabalpur 8
Bhopal 3
Indore 10
Shivpuri 2
Ujjain 4
Gwalior 1
2*
Punjab 7 Amritsar 1
Jalandhar 5
SBS Nagar 18
Hoshiarpur 6
Nawanshahr 1
SAS Nagar 6
Ludhiana 1
Odisha 1 Khurda 3
Tamil Nadu 12 Tirupur 1
Ariyalu 1
Vellore 2
Chennai 18
Salem 6
Trichy 1
Erode 5
Coimbatore 1
Thanjavur 1
Tirunelveli 1
Kanchipuram 1
Madurai 4
Rajasthan 10* Jaipur 8
Jodhpur 6
Ajmer 1
Bhilwara 22
Sikar 1
Pali 1
Dungarpur 2
Jhunjhunu 6
Pratapgarh 2
4*
Puducherry 1 Mahe 1
Uttar Pradesh 13 Ghaziabad 5
Agra 10
Bagpat 1
Lucknow 8
GB Nagar 22
Lakhimpur Kheri 1
Meerut 1
Moradabad 1
Shamli 1
Kanpur 1
Jaunpur 1
Philibhit 2
Varanasi 1
West Bengal 5 North 24 Pargana 2
East Mirzapur 2
Kolkata 7
South 24 Pargana 1
Nadia 5
Telangana 8* Hyderabad 27
Ranga Reddy 7
Mahboobnagar 1
Bhadradri Kothagudam 4
Medchai 3
Madchal 1
Karimnagar 1
Warangal (U) 1
21*
Uttarakhand 2* Dehradun 4
Pauri Garhwal 1
Total 158* 979*

Note: *Likely to change once districts of all known 979 cases are ascertained

# denotes that likely to change when all known 492 districts are verified. * denotes that the districts are being verified.

The World Health Organization has made the assessment and has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) to be pandemic. Besides, this is the first pandemic, which has been caused by the coronavirus. At the same time, this is also a pandemic, which can be controlled.

Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Update:

Your travel insurance will cover all benefits listed in your policy schedule - including Hospitalization Expenses for any medical emergency, which arises on your trip, including those related to Corona Virus disease (COVID-19).

This guideline has also been released in the latest IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory Authority of India) circular Ref: IRDAI/HLT/REG/CIR/054/03/2020

Note: All claim settlements will be subject to respective policy Terms & Conditions

Revised Guidelines For International Travel

Listed below are the guidelines, which are functional from 08 August 2020 from 00.01 hrs:

Before One Plans For the Travel

  • The travellers need to submit a self-declaration form on the official portal of the airport of New Delhi and that too minimum 72 hours before the travel schedule.
  • A mandatory undertaking stating that they would undergo 14 days quarantine that is 7 days of institutional quarantine at self expense followed by another 7 days of home isolation wherein the health will be monitored by their own need to submitted on the portal itself.
  • On the grounds of compelling reasons such as demise in a family or critical illness, etc, children below the age of 10 years can travel with 14 days of home quarantine.
  • However, if someone disagrees to the above-mentioned point 3 can apply on the online portal within a minimum 72 hours before the boarding. The final decision will be of the government and updated on the portal.
  • The travellers could seek exemption from the institutional quarantine simply with the submission of the RTPCR test report upon the arrival. The test should ideally be conducted within 96 hours before the journey commences and the report should be uploaded on the portal. The passenger will also submit a declaration confirming the report’s authenticity. If the report is found otherwise, actions will be taken. The report could also be produced when arriving at the point of airports entry in India.

Before Boarding

  • The agencies will provide the travellers with the list of dos and don’ts with the ticket.
  • The Arogya Setu app should be downloaded by every passenger on mobile phones.
  • After the thermal screening, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board the flight or the ship. The same is implemented for even those passengers who will be arriving via the land borders.
  • Precautionary measures such as disinfection and sanitization will be ensured at every airport.
  • All possible measures will be taken care of to ensure maximum social distancing.

During Travel

  • Any traveller who had not filled in self-affirmation structure on the entrance will fill the equivalent in copy in the flight/transport and a duplicate of a similar will be given to Health and Immigration authorities present at the air terminal/seaport/Iandport. Then again, such travellers may submit self-presentation structure on the online gateway at showing up air terminal/seaport/Iandport according to the bearings of the concerned specialists, if such facility is accessible.
  • Reasonable declaration about COVID-19 including careful steps to be followed will be made at air terminals/port and in flights/ships and during travel.
  • While locally available the flight/transport, required safety measures, for example, wearing of veils, ecological cleanliness, respiratory cleanliness, hand cleanliness and so on are to be seen via aircraft/transport staff, team and all travellers.

On Arrival

  • While deboarding the social distancing need to be followed strictly.
  • Thermal screening would be done concerning the considerable number of travellers by the Health authorities present at the air terminal/seaport/Iandport. The self-announcement structure filled online will be appeared (or a duplicate of physical self-presentation structure to be submitted) to the air terminal wellbeing staff.
  • The travellers saw as symptomatic while screening will be quickly isolated and taken to the clinical facility according to health convention.
  • Post thermal screening, the travellers who have been excluded from institutional isolate (choice as demonstrated on the online entryway ahead of time) will show the equivalent to the separate State Counters on their mobile phones/another mode before being permitted home isolate for 14 days.
  • The rest of the travellers will be taken to reasonable institutional isolate offices, to be masterminded by the individual State/UT Governments.
  • The passengers will be kept within institutional quarantine for 7 days minimum and likewise, they will be tested as per the protocol of ICMR. In case the passenger is tested positive they will be clinically assessed:
    • If they are evaluated as asymptomatic/pre-suggestive/extremely gentle cases, they will be permitted home confinement or segregated in the COVID Care Center (both open and private offices) as proper.
    • Those having gentle/moderate/serious side effects will be confessed to committed COVID Health offices and oversaw likewise.

If discovered negative, they will be encouraged to additionally detach themselves at home and self-screen their wellbeing for 7 days.

On the off chance that any symptoms create they will advise the region observation official or the state/national call community (1075).

NOTE: States can build up their convention concerning isolate and segregation according to their assessment post the arrival of the passengers in the concerned state.

Guidelines for Domestic Travel

  • Listed below are the travel guidelines as per the discretion of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as on May 24, 2020:
  • All the passengers need to download the Aarogya Setu app before the commencement of the travel.
  • Along with the travel ticket most likely dos and don’ts shall be provided to the travellers.
  • Announcement related to the precautionary measures in regards to COVID-19 will be made from time to time and should be duly followed.
  • Thermal screening is a mandate at every point of departure and asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.
  • All the passengers should use masks and face cover throughout the travel journey.
  • Follow respiratory and hygienic practice strictly and duly.
  • Social distancing should be in practice and followed accordingly.
  • Airports to be sanitized and disinfected regularly and availability of hand sanitizers and hand wash to be ensured.
  • Thermal screening at every exit point. Besides, any of the asymptomatic passengers to self-monitor themselves for 14 days.
  • In case of any health concern or issue contact the state/national call centre dial 1075.
  • Anyone who is found symptomatic shall be immediately isolated and will be taken to the nearby health facility.
  • Anyone who has either moderate or symptoms that are severe will be admitted to the dedicated COVID-19 health facility. For individuals who have mild symptoms will be kept on self-isolation.
  • Likewise, the states and develop protocols in regards to isolation or quarantines as per the requirement.
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  • Steps Taken By Government of India to Prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization proclaimed the outbreak of Coronavirus as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’. However, India initiated its preparedness to fight back from 17 January 2020 itself.
  • Let us take an understanding of the steps taken by the government of India to deal with the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19):
  • First things first, when a person is infected with the coronavirus, the disease develops between 1-14 days. The major symptoms of novel coronavirus are fever, cough and shortness/difficulty in breathing. The cases of COVID-19 need to be treated in isolation with barrier nursing and taking precautionary measures so that the disease is not spread further.
  • All the international passengers coming to India have to undertake universal screening. Besides, various signages have been displayed at the airports and the ports. The self-declaration forms are filled by the passengers and in-flight announcements are being made regularly.
  • To ensure the safety and effective screening of all the passengers a team of specialist doctors are present at the airports and arrangements for isolation have been done in the attached hospitals.
  • The government of India in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Family and Health Welfare and Air India have also evacuated Indian nationality students and working professionals from Wuhan and neighbouring cities.
  • While the rescue operation, the Indian government had also sent medical and protective equipment along with disposables as a goodwill gesture to China.
  • The Indian Embassy and Consulates have been in regular touch with the Indian community in different other parts of China and have been keeping a track on the same.
  • All the passengers who have travel history from Coronavirus affected countries surveillance have been initiated for them. Through integrated disease surveillance network the persons who have fever, cough or breathing issues are continuously monitored by a team of health professionals and others.
  • The facility of isolation beds across the nation to manage the outbreak of coronavirus.
  • In such a crucial time, the state and the Union government have maintained a buffer stock of N95 masks and other important personal protective equipment.
  • The guidelines have been issued by the ministry to control the outbreak such as prevention of infection, sample collection, and other healthcare facilities.
  • To get updates on the scenario, the government of India is in regular touch with the World Health Organization, regional and country office.
  • The Containment Action Plan has been provided to all the states. On 6 March 2020, a national-level training workshop has been planned for all these states and hospitals from other ministries.
  • A district collector has been designated as the nodal officer at the field level who will be vigilant throughout the containment operations. Teams have been allotted at the areas where the cases are located and are been guided concerning active and passive surveillance.
  • For any clarification or queries in regards to health, immediately get in touch with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In case of any query or assistance, get in touch with the round-the-clock central helpline number +91-11-23978046 or dial the toll-free number 1075. Likewise, you can also drop an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In case of any technical query in regards to COVID-19 drop an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The risk communication is being disseminated in every regional language through states. To create awareness in regards to the COVID-19 technical briefings are being informed through radio and television. Daily press briefings are held by the Ministry of Health and Information, which is shared on various social media.
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  • In the below table, find the list of helpline numbers of States and Union Territories for COVID-19:
Name of the State Helpline Numbers
Arunachal Pradesh 9436055743
Andhra Pradesh 0866-2410978
Bihar 104
Assam 6913347770
Chattisgarh 104
Haryana 8558893911
Gujarat 104
Goa 104
Himachal Pradesh 104
Kerala 0471-2552056
Karnataka 104
Jharkhand 104
Madhya Pradesh 0755-2527177
Manipur 3852411668
Maharashtra 020-26127394
Nagaland 7005539653
Mizoram 102
Meghalaya 108
Sikkim 104
Rajasthan 0141-2225624
Tripura 0381-2315879
Odhisa 9439994859
Punjab 104
Telangana 104
Tamil Nadu 044-29510500
Uttar Pradesh 18001805145
Uttarakhand 104
West Bengal 1800313444222, 03323412600
Name of the Union Territory Helpline Numbers
Ladakh 01982256462
Puducherry 104
Andaman and Nicobar Island 03192-232102
Delhi 011-22307145
Chandigarh 9779558282
Jammu and Kashmir 01912520982, 0194-2440283
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 104
Lakshadweep 104
  • There has been an advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare regarding the Social Distancing given the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). At such a crucial time, social distancing is needed for the hour as it will help to decrease the spread, morbidity, and demise due to this infection.
  • Listed below is a list of interventions that will remain enforce up to March 31, 2020. However, the same shall be reviewed at a regular interval of time.
  • Primarily, all the schools, universities, museums, social centres, movie theatres, swimming pools, cultural centres, and gyms will remain close.
  • The students are advised to stay at their respective homes. If required, online education to be promoted.
  • If required, postpone the examinations should be considered. The exams, which are going on should be done only after ensuring that there is a physical distance of at least a meter amongst the students.
  • Wherever feasible, let the employees work from their home in the private sector.
  • Unless not required, refrain self from any public or social gatherings. If required, conduct meetings via video conferencing and if possible try to reschedule for some time later.
  • The restaurants need to maintain proper cleanliness and hygiene protocol. The surfaces need to be cleaned from time to time and ensure the protocol of one-meter distance at any cost. Open-air seating is preferred.
  • The weddings already planned to try to keep a minimum gathering and try to post-pone if possible.
  • Postpone any gatherings such as any sports event or mass gatherings for any political purpose.
  • Unless required, stop visiting markets or crowded places.
  • Special preventive measures to be taken for delivery men or women who are working in web ordering services.
  • Inform the communities at regular intervals and without a fail.
  • Avoid shaking hands with people or giving hugs for some time.
  • The local authorities to conduct meeting with stakeholders and business associations to regulate the hours and conduct a communication drive based on COVID-19 in places such as a vegetable market, railway station, post-office, and so on.
  • The hospitals without a fail need to adhere to the COVID-19 protocol and not allow any visitor related to the patient in the hospital.
  • Public transport needs to be disinfected from time to time. However, do not commute if not necessary. In case, one needs to travel, make sure that all the precautionary steps are taken care of.
  • COVID-19: Important Definitions
  • Suspect Case: A patient who has a respiratory illness that is fever and minimum one symptom of respiratory disease, for example, breathing issues, cough, etc. And has a travel history of visiting any of the COVID-19 affected countries, territory or the areas 14 days before the beginning of the symptoms
  • Or
  • A patient or any health care work suffering from any respiratory illness and has been in contact with any of the confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the past 14 days before the beginning of the symptoms;
  • Or
  • Any patient with severe respiratory illness or infection such as having fever coughs or breathing issues and requires immediate hospitalization with no other aetiology, which substantiates the clinical presentation;
  • Or
  • A case wherein testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) is inconclusive.
  • Laboratory Confirmed Case: This essentially implies that a person has been tested positive of COVID-19 with confirmation of the laboratory infection nonetheless of clinical signs and symptoms.
  • Everything You Need to Be Updated on the Travel Advisory
  • Travel advisories have been issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at regular interval of time. As on 11 March 2020, the following advice has been issued:
  1. All the regular and e-visas, which includes visa on arrival for South Korea and Japan, which was earlier granted to the citizens of Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iran issued either on or before 03 March 2020 and still have not entered the Indian boundary will remain suspended till further notice. In case one needs to fly to India because of any unavoidable reason then that person needs to seek a new visa from any of the nearest Embassy or Consulate.
  2. All the regular and e-visa, which was granted to the citizen of the Republic of China either on or before 5 February 2020 will remain suspended. Anyone who needs to travel to India because of a compelling reason needs to apply for a new visa and contact the nearest Indian Embassy or Consulate.
  3. All the regular and e-visa, which was permitted to all the foreign nationals for travelling to the Republic of China, South Korea, Italy, Japan and Iran either on or before 1 February 2020 and have not yet entered India, will remain suspended. If one needs to travel to India, then that person must apply for a new visa.
  4. Apart from the visas issued to the diplomatic, Official, the United Nations/ International Organizations, Employment, Project the remaining others stand suspended till April 15, 2020. The same has been into effect on 13 March 2020 from 1200 GMT.
  5. For the overseas citizen of India cardholders, the visa-free travel remains suspended till April 15, 2020, and has been into effect from March 13, 2020, from 1200 GMT.
  6. The overseas citizen of India cardholders who are already in India can stay within India as long as they require.
  7. The visas of all non-Indian citizens who are already in India remain valid. In case, if the non-Indian citizen requires any kind of assistance in regards to conversion or an extension and so on they may do the same and get in touch with the nearest FRP/ FRRO via e-FRRO modular.
  8. In case, any non-Indian citizen needs to visit India because of an important and unavoidable piece of work, they need to contact the nearest Indian Mission.
  9. There are certain visa restrictions in place, any passenger who has a travel history of either Italy or the Republic of Korea and is likely to enter India needs to provide a document certifying that he/she has been tested negative for COVID-19 from any of the designated laboratories by the respective countries health authorities. This has been into effect from March 10, 2020, and as of now is a temporary measure to deal with the case of COVID-19.
  10. Any Indian citizen or traveller coming from or having visited Countries China, Republic of Korea, Iran, Italy, Spain, France and Germany after February 15, 2020, shall remain quarantined for about 14 days. This has been into effect on March 13, 2020, from 1200 GMT at the port of departure.
  11. If not important, it is highly advisable to not travel as the travellers can be quarantined for 14 days on the arrival to India. Besides, the citizens of India are strongly recommended to refrain from travelling to countries such as China, the Republic of Korea, Germany, France, Spain, Iran, Italy and Germany.
  12. All the passengers returning to India are hereby advised that they need to monitor their health and need to follow the do’s and don’ts as shared by the government.
  13. Robust medical screening facilities to be introduced at immigration checkpoints, which will be separately introduced by Ministry of Home Affairs.
  14. Any passengers travelling from an international location entering into India are required to provide duly completed self-declaration form, which includes the personal details of the traveller like the contact number and the residential address in India along with detailed travel history. The form needs to be submitted to the health officials and the immigration officials at all the ports. Besides, they need to undergo Universal Health Screening at the allotted health counters at all the entry points.
  15. Any passenger travelling from Afghanistan, Malaysia and the Philippines to India with immediate effect is prohibited till March 31, 2020. Besides, after 1500 hours Indian Standard Time no flights will take off from any of these countries to India. This should be enforced by the respective airlines at the port of initial departure. At this point, it is a temporary step till March 31, 2020, which will be reviewed.
  16. Passengers who are either coming from or are transiting through Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Oman will remain in compulsory quarantine for at least 14 days, which will come into effect from March 18, 2020, at 1200 GMT. This is a temporary measure, which will remain in force till March 31, 2020.
  17. From March 18, 2020, the passengers from member countries of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, the United Kingdom and Turkey are strictly prohibited to travel to India. It is to be noted that no airline will board any of the passengers belonging from these countries to India and the same name needs to be enforced at the port of initial departure till March 31, 2020.
  18. No planned international commercial passenger aeroplane will take off from any international terminal for any air terminal in India, after 0001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (*i.e. 0531 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) of March 22, 2020). These directions will stay in power till 0001 hrs GMT of March 29, 2020.
  19. Most extreme travel time of 20 hours is allowable for such commercial passenger aeroplane to land in India.
  20. Accordingly, no approaching booked international commercial aeroplane will be permitted to land its travellers *on Indian soil* (Foreigner or Indian) after 2001 hrs GMT of March 22, 2020 (*i.e. 0131hrs IST of March 23, 2020).
  • Note: All of these are temporary steps to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Besides, there has also been restrictions on international passenger traffic through land check posts given the outbreak of COVID-19. Let us have a look at the following essential pointers dated March 13, 2020, that need to be implemented with immediate effect:
  • The passenger movement via all the immigration land check posts located at India-Myanmar border, India- Bhutan border, India-Bangladesh and India-Nepal border has been suspended from March 15, 2020, and India-Pakistan border has been into effect from March 16, 2020, till any further order is declared apart from the below-stated table:
State Name Land of ICP TO Remain Operational Border Controlled By
Bihar Raxaul India-Nepal BOI
Tripura Agartala India-Bangladesh BOI
Uttarakhand Banbasa India-Nepal State Government
Uttar Pradesh Sonouli India-Nepal BOI
West Bengal Changrabandha India-Bangladesh State Government
Phulbari India-Bangladesh State Government
Hilli India-Bangladesh State Government
Haridaspur India-Bangladesh BOI
Gede India-Bangladesh BOI
Chitpur India-Bangladesh BOI
Ghojadang India-Bangladesh BOI
Jaigaon India-Bhutan State Government
Raniganj India-Nepal State Government
Assam Darranga India-Bhutan State Government
Sutarkandi India-Bangladesh State Government
Mankachar (Distt. Dubri) India-Bangladesh State Government
Mizoram Zokhawtar India-Myanmar State Government
Kawrpuichhuah India-Bangladesh State Government
Meghalaya Dawki India-Bangladesh State Government
Dalu India-Bangladesh State Government
  • Note: The visa restriction on Non-Indian citizens will be amended at regular interval of time except for the citizens of Bhutan and Nepal will be applied on all the above-mentioned immigration check posts.
  • The participation of Non-Indian citizens in the borders haat remain suspended until any further order is issued.
  • The operation of existing cross border passenger tarin and passenger bus of India-Bangladesh remain suspended up to April 15, 2020.
  • The restrictions mentioned in the first pointer will be applied to only third-country nationals and not to citizens of India, Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Whether you are an Indian, Nepalese or Bhutanese or belong to any other country which shows the symptoms of COVID-19 or has a recent travel history of the seven COVID-19 affected countries will be subject to the period of quarantine as per the State or Central Government.
  • ICP attari will only be used by diplomats, officials and UN personnel who have a valid visa for cross over. However, universal screening is a mandate and if required they could be subject to quarantine as well.
  • All the restrictions and preventive measures in respect to the travellers and travelling issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and Bureau of Immigration should be followed by one and all and not be neglected or overlooked at any cost.
  • Handling of Reported Claims Under Coronavirus
  • With the outbreak of coronavirus, the scenario is alarming. Let us take you through the guidelines released by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) on the handling of claims reported under coronavirus:
  1. In regards to the products filed and cleared as per the provisions of Guidelines on product filing in the health insurance business as on 29 July wherein coverage is generally provided for treatment of hospitalization expense and to lessen down the hardship of the insured, all the claims reported within coronavirus will be handled as per the below mentioned norms:
  • When a hospitalization expense is covered within the insurance product, the insurance company should ensure that any case related to Coronaviruis should be handled promptly and diligently.
  • Any cost incurred due to hospitalization during the treatment of the coronavirus should be settled as per the terms and conditions in the policy schedule and to the extent of regulatory framework during the quarantine period.
  • The claim review committee will thoroughly review all the claims related to the coronavirus.
  1. To provide need-based health insurance coverage, insurance companies are introducing products for different certain diseases, which includes the vector-borne disease. To meet the purpose of health insurance need of various sections, insurance companies have been advised to design products, which can cover the expenses of treatment of coronavirus.
  2. Under the provisions of Section 14 (2) (e) of the IRDA Act, 1999 these instructions should come into immediate effect.
  3. It has the approval of the competent authority.
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