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Key Points

  • Foreign nationals will be eligible to enter India on tourist visas


The government of India announced that beginning October 15, 2021, foreign nationals will be allowed to enter India on tourist visas if arriving through a chartered flight. All foreign nationals entering India via other means will enter on tourist visas beginning November 15, 2021. Individuals who enter India using a tourist visa will be required to register for a new visa.

What’s Changed?

Foreign nationals will be able to enter India on a tourist visa. Entrance times vary depending on the type of travel that the foreign national arrives through.

Looking Ahead

Foreign nationals who plan to enter India on a tourist visa should apply for a new visa before October 15, 2021. Continue to check India’s government website for additional information.

Sources: Ministry of Home Affairs, India

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