Indian High Commission in Dhaka has made it clear that India remains open to travels by all nationalities including for Bangladeshis.
The clarification came on Saturday as some "miscreants" are trying to make an old report of January this year viral on social media to confuse public to prevent normalcy in movements.
A spokesperson for the High Commission said an old story is being circulated on social media, claiming that the High Commissioner has advised Bangladeshi nationals not to visit India at this time due to rising Omicron cases.
"There is no such advisory of the Government of India and that India remains open to travel by all nationalities," said the High Commission.
The news story image is actually from an agency story of January 2022, carried by a newspaper at that time. "It is not a recent story, although it may have been downloaded again on May 6, 2022."
"It was emphasized that it was only for the reason of facilitating travel to India that all 16 India Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh were open for extra hours through the first week of May, and were even open on holidays to meet extra demand for visas," said the spokesperson for the High Commission.