PHD Chamber welcomes Government’s Visa Restrictions Related to Covid-19


March 12, 2020

New Delhi

PHD Chamber welcomes Government’s Visa Restrictions Related to Covid-19

While welcoming the strict travel and visa restrictions related to pandemic Covid-19, Dr D K Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said in a press statement issued here today, that it will help restricting the outbreak of Covid-19 in India since the number of patients has been rising mostly with travel history to affected countries.

In response to an increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, Bureau of Immigration, Government of India has issued advisory suspending all existing visas issued to nationals of any country, except those issued to Diplomats, Officials, UN/International organizations, Employment, Project visas till April 15, 2020.

This reflects the government’s strong commitment to ensure effective health measures to put a check on further spread of infection and contagion of Covid-19 in the country, said Dr D K Aggarwal.

We appreciate the effective precautionary and proactive measures taken by the government, such as strengthening community surveillance, enhancing quarantine facilities, increasing isolation wards and deploying trained manpower & rapid response teams, to prevent and manage COVID-19 in the country, added Dr Aggarwal.

Going ahead, we expect government to take further containment and mitigation measures along with efficient fiscal and monetary policy support to alleviate the spread of virus, restore growth, induce demand and reduce prevailing uncertainty in the economy, said Dr Aggarwal.


Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry