As the death toll of coronavrius crosses 800 in China, aviation regulator has imposed restrictions on foreigners coming from the world's second largest economy.
Foreigners who went to China on or after January 15 will not be allowed to enter India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) mentioned in a circular.
"Foreigners who have been to China on or after January 15, 2020, are not allowed to enter India from any air, land or seaport, including Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan, Indo-Bangladesh or Indo-Myanmar land borders," the DGCA said.
Aviation regulator also said that all visas issued to Chinese nationals before February 5 have been suspended. The worldwide spread of coronavirus has killed 813 people, according to The viral outbreak has infected more than 37,500 people globally. Across the world, it has been reported in 24 countries, including India.
However, the regulator also clarified that the visa restrictions will not applicable to the crew of any airlines. Amid the global outbreak, several airlines including IndiGo and AirIndia have suspended all of their flights between the two countries.
Central government earlier advised special screening of the passengers at all the 21 airports, international seaports and border crossings.
As of now 1,636 flights and 1,76,703 passengers were screened at all the airports across the country, said health ministry. India has reported three positive cases of novel coronavirus from Kerala.
Health ministry extends all the support to the states or UTs in order to combat the situation arise due to novel coronavirus.