Updates from Indian missions around the globe: COVID-19

Indian missions world over are updating fellow citizens throughout the changing dynamics of the global coronavirus pandemic. 

Travel advisories, helpline services, lodging and boarding for stranded passengers as well as updates on the situation in India, all of these and more are being provided by the consulates. 

Here's  a round up of the latest updates shared by the consulates via their twitter handles: 

Visa guidance from the UK government in connection with travel restrictions due to COVID-19. 

Suspension of Consular Services at the Embassy of India in Kyiv (Ukraine) due to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 

Successful evacuation of 113 persons from Malaysia to Chennai before being shifted to nearby Indian Air Force facility at Tambaram Air Force Station for quarantine. 

Suspension of all OCI and passport services temporarily at the Indian consulate in New York 

Stranded Indians in New Zealand to be accommodated with the help of an NGO 

Appeal to Indian students in Bangladesh urged to stay there and not attempt to cross the border into India until border restrictions were lifted. The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh shared this in a series of tweets. 

The consulate urged Indian students to stay in their hostels & stay protected.

The consulate in Brazil answered a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding various issues rising due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

It also shared the available helplines for Indians in Brazil 

Temporary suspension of passport services by Dubai consulate 

While Abu Dhabi consulate suspended attestation services temporarily. 

The Consulate in Saudi Arabia shared emergency helplines 

Meanwhile, India's 1.3 billion people are under a 21 day global lockdown triggered by fear of the COVID-19  accelerating as it did in other major nations that did not attempt to break the chain of transmission on a national level.