new Delhi : India has given a befitting reply to China, asking all its airlines to ban the travel of Chinese nationals to India. Although the order is unofficial, it is seen as a response to the agreement to China. It was only in November that the dragon passed similar orders for Indian travelers. Flights between the two countries have been suspended for a long time, but Chinese travelers are reaching India via another country, with which air travel is not interrupted. In addition, Chinese citizens living in such countries are also coming to India from there for work and business. Last weekend, both Indian and foreign airlines were specifically told not to send Chinese nationals to India. Tourist visas are currently suspended in India, but foreigners are allowed to travel to work and some other categories of non-tourist visas. Sources say that most of the Chinese nationals flying to India come here via Europe.
Some airlines have been asked by authorities to give in writing to give Chinese citizens booked for flights to India a reason to refuse as per current norms. India’s response comes as Indian sailors are stranded in various Chinese ports, as China is refusing to allow them to shore or even replace the crew. About 1,500 Indians have been affected by this because they cannot return home. In early November, China suspended the entry of foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits from some countries, including India, due to the epidemic. The Chinese embassy in India said in a statement on its website on 5 November, the Chinese embassy in India will not stamp the health declaration for the holders of the above categories of consulates visas or residence permits.