India: Visas

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Indian Government's denial of visas to UK citizens for travel to India on those people who are denied visas; if he will amend his Department's travel advice to India to enable holidaymakers and other categories of travellers to claim against travel insurance; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Holding answer received on 19 March 2020

The global response to coronavirus is developing rapidly, with many countries imposing travel restrictions and closing borders and we have now taken the step to advise against all but essential travel globally, including India. Travellers should speak to their tour operator, airline, transport/accommodation provider and insurance company (as applicable) to discuss the options available to them in regards to claiming on their travel insurance.

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