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  • India restricts International passenger traffic at land check posts across Borders

    Published on March 15, 2020

    India has suspended movements of all types of passengers through the international border points with Pakistan from March 16 midnight in wake of the threat from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    The Union Home Ministry also announced that all types of passenger movement would be suspended from midnight tonight through the Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders, barring a few specified border checkposts. The decisions have been taken in view of the COVID19 threat.

    According to the order, there will be intensified health inspections at the entry points, which will be allowed along the borders with Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.

    The order said that diplomats and UN personnel having valid visas may be allowed through the Attari crossing point along the India-Pakistan border. However, they would be subjected to health screening and, if required, they may be subjected to quarantine.

    The operation of existing India-Bangladesh cross-border passengers trains and buses will remain suspended till April 15.