India on Sunday temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners residing in China as Coronavirus spreads, reports Press Trust of India.
"Due to certain current developments, travel to India on e-visas stands temporarily suspended with immediate effect," the Embassy Of India, Beijing announced.
"This applies to holders of Chinese passports and applicants of other nationalities residing in the People's Republic of China. Holders of already issued e-visas may note that these are no longer valid," the announcement said.
"All those who have a compelling reason to visit India may contact the Embassy of India in Beijing or the Indian consulates in Shanghai or Guangzhou, as well as the Indian Visa Application Centres in these cities," it said.
On Sunday, India airlifted the second batch of 323 stranded Indians and seven Maldivian citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city, taking the total number of people evacuated to 654.
Earlier on the day, Bangladesh also suspended the visa on arrival for Chinese nationals for one month as part of the government's temporary policy following the outbreak of coronavirus.
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