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Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 in India

17 March 2020

Passengers arriving at airports in India are subject to temperature screening and must submit a duly completed declaration form (containing personal data, a phone number and an address in India) about their trip history to the medical and immigration authorities. Passengers arriving directly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Macao, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan or via some another country will be subject to a medical exam.
People arriving in India from South Korea and Italy or having a history of traveling to or through these countries will have to present a medical document showing a negative test for the COVID-19.
If symptoms of the disease are observed, the persons affected will be placed in isolated premises in Indian hospitals and will be tested. If the patients test negative, they will be discharged from the hospital after 14 days.
In view of the above, Bulgarian nationals are advised to:
1. avoid non-emergency travel to India.
2. Bulgarian nationals traveling to India or already there should monitor the information and recommendations published on the website of the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Wellbeing https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ daily
3. Bulgarian nationals should observe the general recommendations of the World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Bulgarian nationals who need assistance may call the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in New Delhi at the following numbers: + 91 11 26115549; +91 11 26115550 or, outside business hours at +.91 9910999498.
Reports and requests for assistance in emergency situations will be received from Bulgarians 24 hours a day at the phone numbers of the Situation Center Directorate (+359 2 948 24 04; +359 2 971 38 56) or at the following e-mail: [email protected].

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