COVID-19 Information

March 31, 2020  Status of Repatriation Flights for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission India is coordinating closely This is an update to our message of March 30, 2020. We continue to coordinate closely with the U.S. Department of State and airlines to facilitate flights to the United States. The Embassy is also working to facilitate transportation …

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COVID-19 Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Mission to India Location:  India This is an update to our message of March 30, 2020.  We continue to coordinate closely with the U.S. Department of State and airlines to facilitate flights to the United States. The Embassy is also working to facilitate transportation to Delhi and Mumbai from othercities in …

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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. The U.S. Department of State and airline companies are working to arrange flights from India to the United States for U.S. citizens. The Embassy is considering options for …

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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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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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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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