Latest COVID-19 Update: Indian Passport Holders Restricted; These States Ban All Tourists

As per latest reports, starting March 18, Indian Passport holders from all of Europe including the European Free Trade Association, Turkey, and the UK are prohibited from entering India till March 31, 2020. The European Free Trade Association is made up of Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Sikkim have banned the entry of domestic as well as foreign tourists. The move comes after Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram had prohibited the entry of foreign visitors a few days back.

The Taj Mahal and the ancient heritage sites in Hampi have been temporarily shut down for visitors from March 17 in the wake of the coronavirus. Jim Corbett National Park and the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand have also shut doors to tourists till March 31.

The Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai has been closed from March 18 and will remain shut until further notice. Along with this, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has issued an advisory asking non-resident Indians and foreigners to avoid visiting the shrine for 28 days after landing in India.

The Kartarpur corridor, that connects the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab and Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, has also been closed indefinitely from March 16.