Coronavirus: Air India cancels flights to Italy, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Sri Lanka till April 30 (Photo Credit: Representative image)
National carrier Air India on Friday announced cancelled its flight services to Italy, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea and Sri Lanka till April 30 in view of novel coronavirus which has claimed more than 5,000 lives globally.
The decision came following the government suspending all visas, except a few categories such as diplomatic and employment, till April 15 to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Wednesday.
“All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment and project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure,” an official statement had said.
Visa-free travel facility granted to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders is also kept in abeyance till April 15, it said. All incoming travellers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany after February 15 will be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days, the statement said.