India, March 25 -- The Boris Johnson government on Tuesday evening granted visa extension until May 31 of Indian citizens currently in the UK who are unable to travel to their destinations in India and elsewhere due to travel bans in various countries.

The extension comes as some relief to Indians whose visas were about to expire in the near future but were stranded due to the inability to travel out of the UK. These include some Indians who were transiting through the UK to India. Many had booked tickets on flights that were cancelled.

The extension will apply to anyone whose leave expired after January 24 and who cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation; it lasts until May 31 but will be kept under reg...