Ease of Travel Restrictions on Entry into India
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Government of India has decided to further ease restrictions on entry into India with the following:


(i) Foreign nationals intending to visit India for tourism purposes will be allowed to enter into India on e-tourist visa/tourist visa through chartered flights (for group tourism only) from 15 October 2021;


(ii) All individual foreign nationals intending to travel to India for tourism purposes through Vande Bharat Mission, Air Bubble Scheme or by any schedule/non-schedule commercial flights as allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation would be permitted to enter India from 15 November 2021;


(iii) The above-mentioned foreign nationals would be required to obtain a fresh e-tourist/regular tourist visa. Existing valid e-tourist visa/regular tourist visas continue to remain suspended.


(iv) Such foreign nationals would be granted single entry e-tourist/regular tourist visa for 30 days.


 (v) Such foreign nationals shall be permitted to enter India by sea routes or by flights only, not through land check points.


 First five hundred thousand such tourist visas from all over the world would be granted free.


 For any further queries please e-mail: cons[dot]georgetown[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in or call +592-2265337.


12 October 2021