COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  07/20/21 * Effective May 4, the entry into the United States of certain nonimmigrant travelers who have been physically present in India is suspended by Presidential Proclamation.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPR), and immigrants are not subject to the proclamation.  The suspension of entry also does not apply to non-U.S. …

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U.S. Consulate General Kolkata Phone Number Change Effective July 10, 2021

Location: Kolkata, India Event:  U.S. Consulate General Kolkata’s phone number has changed to +91-33-6827-2400.  Please dial 033-6827-2400 if you are calling from within India.  This number is Kolkata’s designated line at the 24/7 U.S. Embassy New Delhi switchboard.  As of July 10, 2021, our old number, +91-33-3984-2400, is no longer active.  Also, the phone number for the …

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Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India

Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in East and Northeast India June 29, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (IST) Kolkata, June 14, 2021: U.S. Consulate General Kolkata invites all U.S. citizens, as well as the parents of minor U.S. citizen children, in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and …

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Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and Possible Floods in Eastern India

Location: Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal, IndiaEvent: A low pressure area developing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightening in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal from June 10 through June 14. Along with the risk of flooding, raw sewage may spill out onto common areas resulting from backed …

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Health Alert:  Commercial Options Remain Available

Health Alert:  Commercial Options Remain Available (5/26/21) Location:  India     Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, London and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines.  …

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Weather Alert: Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall

Location:  Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal, India Event:  According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall between the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal by the morning of May 26.  Bihar, Odisha, and West Bengal will likely experience severe weather conditions.  U.S. citizens should expect extremely heavy rainfall, gale force winds, …

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Weather Alert: Emergency Preparedness for Monsoon Season

Location: India Event: As India enters the monsoon season, expect tropical cyclones to bring extremely heavy rainfall, gale force winds, and hazardous sea conditions. Low-lying areas might be flooded. Potential threats include damaged structures and falling objects; electricity, communication systems, and roadways may be disrupted. Actions to Take: Monitor local media and the Indian Meteorological …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, India

Location: Coastal Areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat, India Event:  Cyclone Tauktae is currently causing severe winds and heavy flooding in the coastal areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and surrounding localities.  Public services such as local transit and the international airport have ceased operations.  Meteorologists expect heavy rain and wind speeds up to 120 kmph to continue …

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Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take: United and AirIndia continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on AirFrance, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive …

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India Health Alert

Location:  India  Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. …

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Health Alert—U.S. Consulate General Chennai operating status in light of lockdowns in South India

Location:  Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala    Event:  On May 8, 2021, the Government of Tamil Nadu announced a full  lockdown  from 4:00 a.m. on May 10, 2021, to 4:00 a.m. on May 24, 2021.  Shops and establishments are allowed to stay open Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Previously announced lockdowns in  Karnataka  and  Kerala  remain in effect.  During the Tamil Nadu , Karnataka , and Kerala  lockdowns, certain online delivery services …

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Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take:  United and Air India continue to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available on Air France, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India are encouraged to book tickets through the airlines. …

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Health Alert—Authorized Departure of U.S. Government Non-Emergency Employees from U.S. Mission India

Location:  India Event: On May 5, 2021, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government non-emergency employees in Mission India.  U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Consulates General Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India …

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Health Alert: Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location: India Actions to Take:  We encourage U.S. citizens who wish to depart India to take advantage of currently available commercial flights.  Airlines continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha.We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical information …

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Health Alert – Commercial Transportation Options Remain Available

Location:  India Actions to Take:  We encourage U.S. citizens who wish to depart India to take advantage of currently available commercial flights.  Airlines continue to operate dozens of direct flights weekly from India to the United States.  Additional flight options remain available via transfers in Paris, Frankfurt, and Doha. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Immigration Status of U.S. citizens in Bhutan

Location: Bhutan Event: U.S. Embassy New Delhi is aware of pandemic-related difficulties that may be faced by U.S. citizens in Bhutan resulting from expired passports or the lack of U.S. birth registrations, and the impact that these factors may have on immigration status in Bhutan. The U.S. Embassy is engaged with the Royal Government of …

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Health Alert: Authorized Departure of Family Members of U.S. Government Employees from U.S. Mission India

Location:  India Event: On April 28, 2021, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees in Mission India.  U.S. Embassy New Delhi and Consulates General Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services. Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India …

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Health Alert

Location:  India Actions to Take: Access to all types of medical care is becoming severely limited in India due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should take advantage of available commercial transportation options now.   Direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available …

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Health Alert— Take Advantage of Commercial Transportation Options

Location:  India Actions to Take: U.S. citizens who wish to depart India should take advantage of commercial transportation options.  Fourteen direct flights between India and the United States are offered daily, with additional flight options available to U.S. citizens via transfers in Paris and Frankfurt. We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at  step.state.gov  in order to receive critical …

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Health Alert (U.S. Consulate General Chennai): Cancellation of Routine U.S. Citizen Services at the U.S. Consulate General Chennai until May 15, 2021

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Chennai Event : Due to the sharp rise of new COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout India in the past month, all routine U.S. citizen services and visa services at the U.S. Consulate General Chennai are cancelled from April 26 through May 15.  The U.S. Consulate General Chennai remains open for emergency U.S. citizen  services .  Emergency U.S. …

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Alert: Flights Departing India Are Available

Location:  India Event: Flights to U.S. cities remain open.  However, those originating from India to Canada, the UK, UAE, and South East Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong) have been suspended.  United Airlines temporarily cancelled their flights on April 23 from Delhi to Chicago, Newark, and San Francisco due to technical difficulties.  United is working to restore service …

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Health Alert – Preparing for Rising COVID-19 Cases in India

Location:  India Actions to Take:  Review your personal health and safety preparedness within India and plan accordingly – especially considering the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India and the significant stress that is placing on the Indian healthcare system. Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 4 Travel Health Notice  advising against all …

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Security Alert: Potential Clashes between Police and Farmers in New Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India Event: Media outlets are reporting clashes between New Delhi Police and protesting farmers throughout areas of Delhi incuding the northern border of Delhi, areas along the Republic Day parade route, and downtown areas near the India Gate.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid these areas, stay at home, and exercise caution …

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Alert for U.S. citizens in Hyderabad during Municipal Elections

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Election Awareness (December 01, 2020) Location:  Hyderabad Event:  The city of Hyderabad is holding municipal elections on December 01, 2020 with results expected on/about December 04, 2020.   Large gatherings, road closures, and unrest may occur spontaneously throughout the week, including …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  Air India has announced a new series of commercial evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, starting July 3.  The Air India evacuation flight schedule can be found  here .  Air France, KLM, and Lufthansa continue to offer unscheduled flights to European cities where there are connecting flights to the …

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Weather Alert for Tropical Cyclone Nisarga

Location:  Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa   Event:  The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning for Cyclone “Nisarga,” which has turned into a depression in the Arabian Sea.  It is expected to become a severe cyclonic storm before making landfall in Maharashtra & Gujarat on Wednesday June 3, 2020.  Currently, the states of Maharashtra (Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar & Nashik districts), Gujarat, and Goa have been put …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced additional commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  U.S. persons are eligible to travel on these flights.  We understand from an update Air India posted recently …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  Airlines resumed limited domestic commercial flights in India on May 25. International commercial flights remain suspended, and there are no further U.S. government charter flights scheduled or planned to evacuate U.S. persons from India at this time. While the Embassy and Consulates remain closed to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event: The U.S. Mission has closed the online registration system for U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States, due to declining demand. There are no further U.S. government charter flights scheduled or planned to evacuate U.S. persons from India at this time. We urge U.S. …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for Odisha and West Bengal  

United States Consulate General Kolkata, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for Odisha and West Bengal May 18, 2020 Location:  Odisha and West Bengal, India Event: Cyclonic Storm Amphan is expected to make landfall along the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal, India, on May 20, 2020.  Heavy rainfall is expected, as well as gale force winds …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:   We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced a new series of commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  U.S. persons are eligible to travel on these …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India  Event:   We advise U.S. persons interested in returning to the United States that Air India has announced a series of commercially operated evacuation flights departing from India to international destinations, including the United States, to evacuate stranded Indian citizens.  We understand that U.S. persons are eligible to travel …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  The Embassy and Consulates have successfully repatriated approximately 5,500 travelers from across India to the United States.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. persons departing India in the coming weeks.  We anticipate the earliest flights will commence next week and will again depart from Mumbai and New Delhi to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The Embassy and Consulates have successfully repatriated more than 5,100 travelers from across India to the United States.  We are currently pausing repatriation flights in order to assess ongoing demand and determine what degree of assistance may be needed as the authorities lift lock-down restrictions.  We will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated nearly 4,000 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India over the next week. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated over 3,100 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange additional special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India. If you are still interested …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

Location:  India Event:  The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Mission to India have repatriated over 2,300 U.S. citizens from India to the United States in recent weeks.  We are working to arrange a potential final set of special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and their families departing India and we need to re-assess …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India

This is an update to our message of April 6, 2020, reminding U.S. citizens that now is the time to act if you want to return to the United States.  The U.S. Mission India is facilitating a series of flights to the United States this week. We do not know if U.S. government-organized flights returning to …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad  

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad     Location:  India     This is an update to our message from April 1, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely across a variety of U.S. Government agencies, the Government of India, and commercial air carriers to facilitate flights to the United States.  We anticipate we will have several flights departing Mumbai …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Mumbai

Location:  IndiaApril 2, 2020 Event:  This is an update to our message from April 1, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely across a variety of U.S. Government agencies, the Government of India, and commercial air carriers to facilitate flights to the United States.  We anticipate we will have several flights departing Mumbai and arriving in Atlanta, Georgia, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  Bhutan Event:  U.S. citizens in Bhutan are urged to comply with preventative social distancing measures announced in the March 27 press release from the Prime Minister’s Office. We understand that international commercial flights from Bhutan are still operating on Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines, including a flight from Paro …

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COVID-19 Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  India Event:  On March 24, Indian Prime Minister Modi announced a nationwide curfew through April 15, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.While the exact parameters of the curfew are still unclear, U.S. citizens should cooperate by sheltering in place.  U.S. Citizens are required to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  Effective March 22, the Government of India will suspend all international flights arriving and departing from India for at least one week.  U.S. citizens currently in India who wish to depart should contact their airline for flight availability at the earliest.  We are reviewing all options and will continue to provide information to U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi Location:  India Event:  The Government of India has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect in India with little or no advance notice.  Visit the website of  Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  for additional information on the latest measures. …

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Alert: Cancelling of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments

U.S. Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020, onward. Your visa appointment stands as cancelled. Once Mission India resumes regular consular operations, appointments will be made available and you will be able to reschedule. Please see  www.ustraveldocs.com/in   and  in.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/  for further …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations in Northeast Delhi and avoid all areas with demonstrations.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and Metro closures, and possible curfews. The Government of India-imposed law that prohibits political gatherings of four or more …

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Health Alert – Ongoing Outbreak of Novel (New) Noronavirus First Identified in Wuhan, China

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India (February 14, 2020)   Location:  India   Event:  Ongoing outbreak of novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China   On February 7, 2020, the Government of India announced three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Kerala, India.  These are currently the only confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in India.   …

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Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions (January 4, 2020)

Location:  India Event:  There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to remain aware of their surroundings, avoid protests or demonstrations, and monitor local media outlets to stay abreast of developing events.  The Embassy will continue …

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Security Alert – Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act and avoid all areas with demonstrations.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and mass transit closures, curfews, and possible impact on air travel.  Intermittent …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location: India Event: U.S. Citizens should exercise caution in light of continued protests and demonstrations which are continuing in many parts of India. While demonstrations in the National Capital Region have been relatively peaceful over the past few days, U.S. citizens should continue to monitor local media for news concerning demonstrations and their locations, and …

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Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy New Delhi (December 23, 2019)

Location: India Event: U.S. Citizens should exercise caution in light of continued protests and demonstrations which are continuing in many parts of India.  While demonstrations in the National Capital Region have been relatively peaceful over the past few days, U.S. citizens should continue to monitor local media for news concerning demonstrations and their locations, and avoid those …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India  Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act.  It is important that you monitor local media outlets for updates on demonstrations, road and mass transit closures, curfews, possible impact on air travel, and locations where the internet and mobile phone …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location:  India Event:  U.S. citizens in India should exercise caution in light of continued protests throughout the country in response to the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act.  The government imposed the law that prevents gatherings of four or more people – known as Section 144 – in Uttar Pradesh and according to press reports in parts …

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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Northeastern States

Location: Northeastern States, India Event: U.S. citizens in the northeastern states of India should exercise caution in light of media reports of protests and violence in response to the approval of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.  Government curfews are in place in some areas.  Internet and mobile communications may be disrupted. Transport may be affected in various parts …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Transportation Strike Demonstration in Hyderabad (November 8, 2019)

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Transportation Strike Demonstration in Hyderabad (November 8, 2019) Location: Hyderabad Event: Police and local media have reported that a demonstration of striking state transportation employees may occur in Hyderabad on roads adjoining Hussain Sagar Lake on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Expect large crowds, heightened …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Location: India Press reports indicate the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is advising the public to remain alert to the announcement of an Indian Supreme Court decision in the coming days concerning rights to disputed land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. This announcement may be met with demonstrations. U.S. citizens should monitor media about possible resulting …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Transportation Strike in Hyderabad on October 19, 2019

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: State-wide Traffic Strike (Bandh) on October 19, 2019 (October 18, 2019) Location:  Hyderabad Event:  Local media reports that the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee, which includes Uber and Ola drivers, will join the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation in observing the …

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Security Alert: Road Closures and Heavy Traffic during visit of Chinese President Xi

Location: Chennai and Mahabalipuram Event: On Friday, October 11, Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will arrive for an informal summit in Mahabalipuram. Chennai International Airport expects delays around the scheduled arrival (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 11) and departure (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 12) of the Prime Minister and President. Expect …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Ganesh Festival Celebrations in Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Event:  Mumbai’s annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Immersion) festival takes place from September 2–12, and features large crowds and street parades that can cause serious traffic disruptions throughout the city. Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and make informed personal security choices during the festival season.  The U.S. Consulate …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Security in Hyderabad Over Holiday Weekend

Location: Hyderabad Event: Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens, August 5, 2019

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India Event: U.S. citizens currently in Jammu and Kashmir are strongly advised to leave as soon as possible and to exercise great caution until they depart. The Government of India has advised tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately due to security threats.  Communications to the region, including by phone, text, …

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Telephone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, July 23, 2019

Location:  Mumbai, India  Routine Message: Due to a fire at the MTNL Telephone Exchange Building in Bandra – Mumbai, the regular telephone line for the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is not functional.  Until it can be restored, please use the following numbers to reach the U.S. Consulate General in case of emergency: U.S. number: +1 301-985-8652 …

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Maintenance of U.S. Embassy’s Phones on July 12, 2019

Due to scheduled maintenance, the U.S. Embassy’s primary phone number will be unavailable on Friday July 12, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the after-hours Duty Officer, please contact +91 011-4183-0018.  Again this phone number is only  for emergencies.  After 10:00 p.m. on …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India  Event: Heavy rains have caused severe flooding throughout Mumbai.  Many major roads are flooded and impassable.  Rain is expected to continue until July 5, 2019.  Indian authorities have advised people to avoid leaving their homes.  The Maharashtra State government has declared a precautionary public holiday for Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, and Thane.  Local emergency services …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclonic Storm Vayu is expected to make landfall along the coast of Gujarat on June 13, 2019

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai June 12, 2019 Weather Alert:  Cyclonic Storm Vayu is expected to make landfall along the coast of Gujarat, India on June 13, 2019.  We recommend you monitor weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department and take appropriate precautions to ensure your personal safety, including following the instructions of Indian authorities. U.S. citizens living and …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Security in India (May 3, 2019)

Location:  India Event:  Following recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Americans in India are reminded that terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, local government facilities, places of worship, and other public areas. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal May 1, 2019

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal  May 1, 2019 Location:  North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Event:  Cyclone Fani, currently over the Bay of Bengal, is predicted to intensify further and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India

Location: India Event: On March 10, 2019, the Government of India formally announced that general elections will take place between April 11, 2019 and May 19, 2019, with results expected by May 23, 2019. For logistical and security reasons, the states and territories will undergo staggered elections on different dates within this time frame. Political …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy New Delhi (Feb 27, 2019)

Location: Jammu &Kashmir Event:  On February 27, 2019, Indian Civil Aviation Authorities closed eight airports in northern India to include Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot, Leh, Amritsar, Shimla, Gaggal, and Bhuntar.   The Embassy is also tracking reports of delays at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport.  Some airports have re-opened, but the situation remains fluid.  Airspace over …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy New Delhi (February 27, 2019)

Location: Jammu & Kashmir Event:  On February 27, 2019, Indian Civil Aviation Authorities closed eight airports in northern India to include Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot, Leh, Amritsar, Shimla, Gaggal, and Bhuntar.   The Embassy is also tracking reports of delays at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport.  Some airports have re-opened, but the situation remains fluid.  Airspace …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations in Kolkata February 4, 2019

Security Notice Political demonstrations may occur throughout Kolkata on short notice in the coming days, particularly in the areas of Dharmatala/Esplanade, Central Kolkata near Loudon Street, and Camac Street/AJC Bose Road.  These demonstrations may result in public transportation disruptions and delays.  Please take reasonable precautions regarding personal security and avoid any large crowds. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kolkata January 19, 2018

Security Notice Location:  Brigade Parade Grounds, Kolkata (January 19, 2019), near Victoria Memorial. Event:  A large political rally is scheduled to take place from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 in Kolkata, at Brigade Parade Grounds near the Victoria Memorial.  As many as five million people may participate in this rally.  The rally may result in significant …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala, January 3, 2019

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala January 3, 2019 Location:  Kerala, India Event:  Protests and demonstrations concerning the Sabarimala Temple Media report widespread protests and a call for a general strike throughout the state of Kerala related to the opening of Sabarimala Temple to women of childbearing …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy and Consulates Closures, Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018

President Trump has signed an Executive Order to close federal offices and excuse all federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Monday, December 24, 2018.  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 is a scheduled federal holiday.  The Department of State and all annexes, both domestically and overseas, will be closed for normal business on December …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh, December 14, 2018

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh (December 14, 2018) Location:  Coastal Andhra Pradesh, between Ongole and Kakinada Event:  A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is predicted to develop into a cyclone and expected to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and …

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Limited Operations

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Operational Message for U.S. Citizens: The Death of Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi August 7, 2018 Out of respect for the death of former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, many businesses are closed and transportation is disrupted. Large crowds have gathered near the Kauvery Hospital on TTK (TT Krishnamachari) Road in Chennai …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu (May 23, 2018) Location:  Thoothukudi, and throughout Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Local media report that protests against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi became violent on May 22, with fatalities reported and vehicles set on fire.  Demonstrations …

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Security Alert: Security Awareness and Transportation Advisory for ASEAN Summit and Republic Day January 18-26, 2018

Location: India, countrywide, but particularly affecting New Delhi and other major cities Event: India is hosting the ASEAN Summit on January 25, 2018. Republic Day celebrations will occur on January 26, 2018. Beginning Thursday, January 18, 2018 and continuing through Friday, January 26, 2018, there will be an increased police presence, random traffic checks, road …

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