TOKYO: The embassy here on Saturday issued a 24X7 helpline for Indian nationals to pose their queries related to travel advisories or emergency visas and consular service-related matters amid coronavirus concerns.
“Due to #COVID19, for any queries related to travel advisories or emergency visas, consular service related matters, plz contact @IndianEmbTokyo Helpline number (24×7) : +81 80 3301 5242 [not for routine passport, visa or consular queries] or send email to email@example.com,” the embassy tweeted.
Due to #COVID19, for any queries related to travel advisories or emergency visas, consular service related matter,… https://t.co/XPqcDHnYhi
— India in Japanインド大使館 (@IndianEmbTokyo) 1584769910000
Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan city of China, has so far claimed the lives of over 10,000 people globally and has infected more than 244,000 worldwide.
India has reported four fatalities.
The Indian government has announced that no international commercial passenger aircraft will be allowed into India from midnight of March 22 to March 29.
All visas with some exceptions including diplomatic and official travel have been suspended.