India asks China to allow Indian nationals to travel to China
According to a PTI report, India asked China to allow Indian citizens to travel to that country, especially those who work or study there, saying essential two-way visits should be facilitated keeping in view the fact that Chinese nationals are able to come to India.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also said that India supports the need for a follow up to the WHO’s report on the origin of the COVID 19, amid growing global calls to find out how the coronavirus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.
On the issue of travel to China, Arindam Bagchi, MEA spokesperson, said that India was in touch with the Chinese side in order to seek an early resumption of travel by Indian citizens to China.
He said though Chinese nationals are able to travel to India, Indian citizens are not being able to do so since last November including those who have met China’s condition of getting vaccinated with Chinese vaccines.
“We have been in touch with the Chinese side in order to seek an early resumption of travel by Indian citizens to China, especially for those who work or study there,” Bagchi said.
“While we recognize the need to ensure safety and strictly follow COVID- related protocols, essential two-way travel should be facilitated, especially keeping in view the fact that Chinese nationals are able to travel to India,” he said.