PUGMARKS Coronavirus Update


Announcement of Cancellation of all departures and tours leaving before 15 April 2020

 

Pugmarks strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Government of India - Ministry of Tourism when it comes to pandemic cases.

We are temporarily halting all our operations for all camps departing till 15th April 2020.

 

PUGMARKS will transfer the amount to Suspense account without deducting any additional amount (Flight / Train cancellation charges, if the tickets have been booked already, will have to borne by the camper). The amount in Suspense account can be used by you at any time in the next two years against any Camp.

 

In case you desire a refund, we will refund the amount after deducting Flight / Train cancellation charges, a refund will process within 30 days from the date of departure.

 

For all camps departing after 16th April 2020

PUGMARKS will take a decision by 7th April 2020 regarding future operations but if any camper still wants to cancel the camp, we will transfer the amount to Suspense account without deducting any amount (Flight / Train cancellation charges, if the tickets have been booked already, will have to borne by the camper). The amount in Suspense account can be used by you at any time in the next two years against any Camp.

 

In case you desire a refund, cancellation charges will be charged as per our standard cancellation policy. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Regards

Pugmarks

 

Date: 14 March 2020

 

Time: 1530 hours

 

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ADVISORY: TRAVEL AND VISA RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 DATED 12TH MARCH, 2020

In super session of all earlier advisories issued on this subject the following visa restrictions are issued for implementation -

i.    All existing visas issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Officials, UN/International organizations, Employment, Project visas stand suspended till April 15, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India.

ii.    Visas of all foreigners already in India remain valid. They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through e-FRRO module for extension/conversion of their visa or grant of any consular service if they choose to do so.


iii.    Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders shall be kept in abeyance till April 15, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India.
iv.    Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reasons may contact the nearest Indian Mission for fresh visa.


v.    All incoming travelers, including Indian nationals arriving from any destination and having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany on or after February 15, 2020 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of such travelers.


vi.    International traffic through land borders will be restricted to designated Immigration Check posts with robust medical screening facilities. These will be notified separately by Ministry of Home Affairs.

2.        In addition to the above visa restrictions the following travel advisory is hereby issued in accordance with instructions of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare -

i.    Indian nationals presently abroad are advised to avoid non-essential travel. They are hereby informed that they can be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days on their arrival in India.


ii.    All Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. On their return they can be subjected to quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days.