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MHA Permits Foreign Journalists Holding J-1 Or J-1X Visas To Visit India

New Delhi: Overseas nationals holding journalist (J-1) visa and their dependents holding J-1X visa have been on Tuesday permitted by the Ministry of House Affairs (MHA) to go to India.

The ministry additionally directed the involved authorities to revive with fast impact J-1 or J-1X visas of overseas nationals which have been suspended.

Nevertheless, if the validity of such visas has expired, the overseas nationals could acquire a recent J-1 or J1X visa, because the case could also be, from the Indian missions or posts involved, stated an order issued by the foreigners’ division of the MHA.

The Ministry has additionally determined that the prevailing restrictions on incoming passenger visitors into India by the immigration check-posts won’t apply in respect of those classes of overseas nationals.

Nevertheless, with respect to quarantine and all different well being or Covid-19 associated issues, the rules of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) shall be adhered to.

The ability could be an addition to the classes of overseas nationals who have been permitted to enter India as per the ministry’s June 30 and August 7 orders.

(IANS)

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