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1. Residence permit

2. Permanent residence permit

3. Family reunion visa including intended marriage

4. Long-term (Category “D”) visa for employment in health and health research sectors, for care of the elderly as well as specialists and highly qualified workers whose employment is economically necessary and whose work cannot be postponed or carried out abroad

5. Long-term (Category “D”) visa for study purposes as long as the studies cannot be carried out completely from abroad

“We recommend bringing corresponding proof (e.g. copy of marriage (registration) certificate as well as of the German passport of your partner, confirmation from your employer/university) or the residence permit card to the Airport. Transit is also permitted for those exempt from a Schengen transit visa; please keep your confirmed onward ticket ready and make sure prior to departure that your country of destination allows your entry,” the embassy notice said.

Family visits, visits for job seeking are not allowed.

Quarantine: Compulsory home quarantine 14 days

France (who are allowed)

1. Spouses and children of French citizens.

2. Persons who have their main residence in France or in the European Union or an assimilated country thereof (United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Vatican and San Marino), holders of a valid French or European residence permit or long-stay visa, and their
spouses and children;

3. Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; Transporters of goods, including sailors; Crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; Personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organizations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D

“A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at,” the Embassy notice said.

Passengers arriving in France:
– are subject to quarantine or isolation; and
– must present a completed declaration on honour to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

United States

There is no restriction for Indian Passport holders who are holding valid visas for the US. Passengers who have transited or have been in certain countries in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.

Who are permitted in the US?

1. Nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
2. spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
3. parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
4.  The unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
5. the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
6. Passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
7.  Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
8. passengers with evidence of travelling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
9. Passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
10.  B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.

Indian citizens seeking to travel on outbound Air India flights to the US, on the basis of their
F1 visas, for higher studies, may not be able to the USA if

1. Your F or M category visa has less than 6 months validity from the date of your planned
2. You are a new admission case and have not as yet joined your educational institution before
the COVID-19 outbreak.