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Categories of Foreign Nationals including Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Cardholders who are allowed to enter India during COVID pandemic

Government of India has decided on 21.10.2020 to permit the following categories of foreign nationals including Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) & PIO Cardholders to enter India:

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) & PIO Cardholders

All OCI & PIO card holders holding passports of any country are allowed to enter India.

 Other Foreign nationals 

All foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa.

All existing visas, except electronic visas (e-Visa), Tourist Visa and Medical Visa, which remained suspended shall stand restored w.e.f. 21 October 2020. In case of Medical Visa for emergency treatment (including visa for Medical Attendants) may contact Embassy.

Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan are permitted to come to India from any country (including any third country).

Foreign nationals not covered in above categories

May contact Embassy only in case of family emergency in India. (Such visa would be considered on case to case basis).

In respect of quarantine and all other health-COVID-19 related matters, guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shall be strictly adhered to.