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 comply with Indian law and obey directions from law enforcement officers.We are in contact with the Indian government to emphasize the need for hotels to continue to lodge U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Mission to India continues to work with the U.S. Department of State and airline companies to arrange flights from India to the United States for U.S. citizens.  Once these flights are arranged, we will work with the Indian government to arrange to the greatest extent possible safe passage to airports for U.S. citizens.

We know there is great interest from U.S. citizens in obtaining assistance to depart India, and we are working to support necessary arrangements.We will provide daily updates about our efforts via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) application.We urge U.S. citizens to enroll in STEP at in order to receive critical information from the Embassy concerning flight opportunities.  Our Embassy and Consulates continue to take phone calls and emails from U.S. citizens currently in India, but the best way to ensure you are informed, should flights opportunities become available, is to enroll in the STEP application.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)
    C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
    telephone: +91-22-2672-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)
    220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006
    telephone: +91-44-2857-4000
  • U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)
    5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071
    telephone: +91-33-3984-2400.
  • U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad
    Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003
    telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444