The administration has chosen to reduce the Covid barrier for overseas travellers by restarting the issue of tourist visas to promote the economy through tourism. From November 15, the Ministry of External Affairs will begin issuing new tourist visas to tourists visiting India. Visas would be issued to individuals arriving on chartered planes beginning October 15.
The action comes a year and a half after the Covid epidemic forced the suspension of tourist permits. According to the ministry, the decision was reached after talks with stakeholders. “MHA has received requests from numerous state governments as well as different tourism stakeholders to begin issuing Tourist Visas to allow international visitors to visit India. We have decided to loosen travel restrictions after much thought “According to a top official from the Ministry of the Interior.
According to the official, states have been instructed to observe the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Covid standards, and visitors, carriers carrying them into the nation, and other stakeholders must also follow the rules.
In the aftermath of the epidemic last year, all visas for foreigners were suspended. After considering the changing scenario, the government has permitted foreigners to enter and remain in India with any type of visa other than a tourist visa.
Even though around 20,000 new cases are recorded every day, the country’s Covid-19 graph was plateauing on Thursday, according to the center. It advised consumers not to let their guard down during the holiday season since the Covid-19 challenge was ongoing.