India is set to suspend most travel to the country in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. The government announced it will be suspending the issue of tourist visas to India beginning mid-day Friday 13th of March. No new traditional tourist visas or tourist e-visas will be issued till the 15th of April. Existing tourist visas on which journeys are yet to begin stand cancelled. Foreign nationals in Finland with a compelling reason to travel to India need to contact the Indian Embassy in Helsinki.
The order does not affect foreigners already in India with visas nor does it affect diplomatic, UN, official or employment visas. The restrictions come as India reported at least 70 cases of the coronavirus in the country, most travel related.