Comprehensive Guide to Help Manya Students Stay Safe & Continue Study Abroad Journey

World Health Organization has declared Coronavirus Covid-19 a pandemic. Countries the world over are taking precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus to bring life to normal again.

Globally stringent measures have been taken by governments, to ensure the health and safety of their citizens. For information on how to keep yourself safe from coronavirus and other related updates visit the World Health Organization’s website

At Manya – The Princeton Review, we are complying with the Government of India directives issued related to the outbreak of coronavirus and are taking preventive measures as required. For our existing students, we are in the process of transitioning our offline classroom test preparation classes to online classes. If you have any queries related to the schedule please contact your local Manya counselor at the earliest.

If you are a student who has to travel abroad for an upcoming semester, you may have questions related to your travel and study plans. The following information will help you understand how countries considered major study-abroad destinations are addressing the current situation:

New Admissions in 2020

Under current circumstances, universities/colleges abroad have made provisions related to new sessions. Most of them have delayed the start date. If you were to travel abroad for studying this season but are unable to, due to travel restrictions, please get in touch with your university/college at the earliest to know the latest updates and seek guidance on the changes made and how it can impact you.

For more detailed information you can also contact your Manya Advisor.

Enrolled Students

If you are an international student already studying abroad, but currently in your home country and unable to travel, we recommend you get in touch with your university/college for updates on the schedule of your regular classes and attendance management. Most of the universities/colleges are substituting offline classes with online classes or have postponed their planned schedule.

Impact of Travel Restrictions

Depending on the severity of the situation, countries across the world are continuously updating their travel policies. International travel restrictions have been imposed by many countries, including India, Asia, Europe and America alike.


As per the latest update, the Government of India has suspended visitor visas for all countries till April 15, 2020. According to the health ministry, “all Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad, particularly to China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Spain, and Germany. Indian nationals presently abroad are also advised to avoid non-essential travel to India.

If you have your travel tickets booked and are scheduled to travel abroad, it is advisable to first check with the embassy of the concerned country for the latest updates. Many major airlines as a preventive measure have limited their flights to specific regions, thus it is recommended to check with your airlines through their website or direct contact for schedule updates. It is important to check on the latest developments in an emergency-like situation, government policies are bound to change rapidly.

For an official update on the coronavirus and related travel and health advisory click here

United States of America

If you are a student with travel plans to the United States it is important to keep yourself informed of the latest developments related to coronavirus and how it impacts your travel and stay as an international student in the country.

The government has imposed travel restrictions for visitors from China and many European countries that are severely affected by the coronavirus. For international travelers coming from abroad,   depending on their travel history, one will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time one left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).

Currently, all travel from Europe to the United States has been suspended for the next 30 days.

If required you can also contact your local Manya counselor for more information.

For detailed information on coronavirus and related to US travel click here


According to official updates, the Canadian government has travel health notices for COVID-19 for the following destinations. If one has traveled to destinations such as China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Spain in the last month before entering Canada one will have to follow preventive measures initiated by the government:

As per the government directive, “one arrival in Canada under the Quarantine Act if you have flu-like symptoms or if you do not have symptoms but believe you were exposed to a source of COVID-19, report the information to a Canada border services agent on arrival in Canada. The Canada border service agent will provide instructions for you to follow”.

If you are a student traveling to Canada or are in Canada, it has been advised by the government to monitor yourself for flu-like symptoms. If you have symptoms, please call the public health authority in the province or territory you are in to inform them.

For more information, you can also contact your Manya counselor.

For latest update on coronavirus in Canada click here


The Australian government has imposed travel restrictions for visitors from countries such as Mainland China, Iran, the Republic of Korea, and Italy as a precautionary measure, with the exception of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family members.

Apart from these countries, all those seeking to visit or transit through Australia will have to comply with the temporary measures put in place to ensure public health safety by the Australian government.


The country has not imposed any major travel restrictions but is on high alert for visitors traveling to Germany from the countries namely, China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, and Japan. Their Universities have rescheduled or postponed conferences, events, lectures, and exam dates. Many have delayed the new semester start date. Provisions have been made and in some cases are underway to conduct classroom lectures and exams, online. Students are recommended to check their university/college websites regularly and be in touch with concerned officers at the campus for the latest updates.

International students with travel plans should be cautious as some major airlines have suspended or limited their flights to certain regions. If you have a booking to travel to Germany, please check with the airline for the latest updates by directly contacting them or visiting their websites.

For more information related to studying in Germany, you can also contact local Manya counselors.

For more official updates on coronavirus in Germany and related health and travel advisory click here


United Kingdom

The government has issued health guidance to International visitors traveling from countries falling under Category 1 such as China, Iran, the Republic of Korea, and Italy. Category 2 countries include Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

They will have to comply with special measures taken by the government in the wake of the coronavirus:

Universities and college activities are operating as normal but have issued an advisory of avoiding non-essential international travel and have also canceled international field trips for students. For official updates on coronavirus in the UK click here

For more information related to studying in the UK, you can contact to Manya counselor.

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