People traveling to China will be quarantined on return, said the DGCA

In view of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Aviation regulator DGCA told airlines on Wednesday that any person who will henceforth travel to the country will be quarantined on return.

Among Indian airlines, IndiGo and Air India have suspended all of their flights between the two nation. SpiceJet continues to fly on the Delhi-Hong Kong route.

In its circular to domestic as well as international airlines, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said, "People have already been advised to refrain from travel to China through an earlier advisory. People traveling to China henceforth will be quarantined on return."

 People traveling to China will be quarantined on return, said the DGCA

Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 22, 2020. Image credit: Getty

"Existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign national travelling from China," it added.

Over last weekend, Air India conducted two special flights to Wuhan in China, evacuating 647 Indians and seven Maldivians.

All 647 people have been quarantined for two weeks on their return to India.

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Updated Date: Feb 06, 2020 12:33:53 IST