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Health Alert: Maharashtra (India), Curfews and Random Testing Implemented

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Event:The number of new coronavirus cases in India continues to rise daily with more than 115,000 new infections reported nationwide on April 7, including 59,907 in the state of Maharashtra. The city of Mumbai is currently seeing more new COVID-19 cases (10,428) than at any other time in the past year. To curb the second wave of the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, the State Government of Maharashtra has implemented random testing and stricter quarantine measures, including nighttime curfews. International travel continues to be restricted with stringent negative RT-PCR test requirements for travel to and from the United States. Travelers should check the CDC website and Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for additional information on these new measures.


Effective immediately, the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India will provide only essential services to U.S. citizens and limited, emergency visa services until further notice to curb the second wave of the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Accordingly, some scheduled visa (immigrant and non-immigrant) appointments will be cancelled, and applicants will be notified of the appointment cancellations directly by email. Applicants will need to reschedule their canceled appointments for a later date.


Mission India’s American Centers in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai will remain closed for public access until further notice


Actions to Take: 


·U.S. citizens requiring essential services should continue to follow the instructions for appointment scheduling on our website.

·Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.

·For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

·Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov or the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.

·Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·Visit the U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in India.

·Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the United States.

·Review the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website



All U.S. citizen travelers are encouraged to enroll in the Department of State's SmartTraveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel updates and information.


--The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is located at Shanti Path, Chanakya Puri 110021; telephone +91-11-2419-8000; fax +91-11-2419-8407.

--The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai is located at C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051; telephone +91-22-2672-4000; fax+91-22-2672-4786.

 -- The U.S. Consulate General in Calcutta (Kolkata) is located at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071; telephone +91-33-3984-2400 through 2282-3615; fax +91-33-2282-2335. 

-- The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (Madras) is located at 220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006, telephone +91-44-2857-4000; fax +91-44-2857-4443

-- The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad is located at Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003; telephone: +91 (40) 4033-8300.


The Embassy/Consulate’s Internet home page address is http://in.usembassy.gov

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