India tourism revises e-Tourist Visa system with double entry facility

Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

India occupies the 40th placeForeign tourists visiting India on the e-Tourist Visa will be permitted to stay for up to two months and enjoy double-entry benefits as per India’s ministry of tourism.


Rolled out by the government beginning April 2017, the revised e-Visa guidelines will entitle travellers to stay in the country for up to 60 days. They will also have double entry benefits for those who will hold valid business and tourist e-Visas, and triple entry for those holding medical e-Visas.


With this new rule, tourists can explore neighbouring countries before returning to India within a specified time. In addition, to add to the benefits, the window for application to the e-Visa scheme has increased from 30 days to 120 days.


90,000 e-Tourist Visas were issued within the scheme’s first year in 2015, thanks to the India Tourism Office London. The e-Visa for India has been sub-divided into three categories: e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa. Visitors must present the authorisation to immigration officials on arrival.

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