India liberalises e-visa norms for foreign tourists to promote tourism

Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

India liberalises e-visaAiming to boost it tourism sector, India has liberalised its e-visa norms for foreign tourists from over 160 countries and regions starting April 1st. As per the new via rule, international tourists wil now be allowed to stay up to two months instead of just one month earlier.

 

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Duration of stay on e-visa increased from 30 days to 60 days with double-entry on tourist and business e-visas and triple entry on medical visas.”

 

He added, “The government has liberalised its visa regime to promote tourism, business travel and attract potential investors to the country.”

 

The e-visas have been sub-categorised into e-tourist visa, e-business visa and e-medical visa and separate immigration counters and facilitation desks to assist medical tourists have been provided at six major Indian airports– Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

 

The window for application under the e-visa scheme has been increased from 30 to 120 days. The e-visa service in India is for nationals of 161 countries for entry through 24 airports and three seaports — Kochi, Goa and Mangalore.

 

“Multiple entry tourist and business visas for a period of five years will now be available to nationals of most of the countries. Upon urgent requests, business visa and medical visa will be granted within 48 hours of application,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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