Japan Issues Demarche to India over Cancellation of E-visas to Its Citizens in Wake of Coronavirus

Diplomatic resources stated Japan issued a demarche to India searching for assessment of its choice to cancel e-visas to Japanese nationals together with electorate from a number of different nations like South Korea, Iran and Italy.

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Updated:March 6, 2020, 9:05 PM IST

Japan Issues Demarche to India over Cancellation of E-visas to Its Citizens in Wake of Coronavirus
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: Japan has lodged a powerful protest with India over its choice to cancel all e-visas to Japanese nationals in view of coronavirus instances.

Japan issued a demarche to India searching for assessment of its choice to cancel e-visas to Japanese nationals together with electorate from a number of different nations like South Korea, Iran and Italy, diplomatic resources stated.

In its demarche, Japan took robust observe of India’s choice to membership Japanese nationals together with other folks from different nations ignoring robust bilateral ties between the 2 international locations.

Sources within the govt stated India’s choice to cancel e-visas of other folks from a number of nations was once excited about the only real function of containing doable dangers of the virus spreading in India. They stated India is not going to check its choice quickly.

India on Tuesday suspended all common visas/e-visas granted on or ahead of March three to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan as a part of measures to test unfold of coronavirus within the nation. The common/e-visas granted to other folks from those international locations have been suspended after the nations reported a emerging choice of coronavirus instances.

The e-visas granted to other folks from those 4 nations who’ve now not but entered India have been additionally suspended with fast impact.

India had suspended common/e-visas granted on or ahead of February five to Chinese nationals and the restriction is continuous.

India has 31 showed instances of the coronavirus an infection whilst just about 29,000 other folks were put below surveillance on suspicion of an infection or as a part of precautionary measures.

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