Important information for British nationals departing India

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On 24 March, Prime Minister Modi announced a three week lockdown across India from midnight on 25 March. Strict restrictions on movement are now in place unless for an essential purpose.

We are working with the Indian authorities and airlines to support British nationals who want to leave India and return to the UK.

Once flights have been confirmed, travellers should leave plenty of time to get to the airport as movement may be more difficult than normal. You should make sure you are able to show authorities:

  • proof of a booked flight (a boarding pass if possible)
  • your passport
  • a (printed, if possible) copy of the British movement letter (PDF, 330KB, 1 page) issued by the British High Commission confirming that you should be allowed to travel
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