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Restoration of Tourist Visa/e-Tourist Visa

Posted on: March 26, 2020 | Back | Print

In view of improving COVID-19 situation in India, the Government of India has considered the need for further relaxation of Visa and travel restrictions.

Accordingly, it has been decided that:

(i) Currently valid e-Tourist Visa issued for five years, which was suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored with immediate effect. Foreign nationals will also be eligible for issuance of fresh e-tourist Visa/ Regular (Paper) Tourist Visa.

(ii) Currently valid Regular (Paper) Tourist Visa with validity of 5 years, issued to foreign nationals of all countries, which remained suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored. Foreign nationals can also apply for Fresh Regular (Paper) Tourist Visa up to 5 years subject to present guidelines.

(iii) The foreign national on Tourist/e-Tourist Visas may enter into India only through designated Sea immigration Check Posts (ICPs) or Airport ICPs by flights including those under the Vande Bharat Mission or áir bubble’ scheme or by any flights as allowed by the DGCA or Ministry of Civil Aviation. For all other health/COVID -19 related matters, extant guidelines of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as applicable to international travelers shall be followed.