India: Tourist Visas Resume for Travelers on Chartered Flights

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

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


The government of India announced that, beginning Oct. 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 be able to enter on tourist visas beginning Nov. 15, 2021. Individuals who enter India using a tourist visa will be required to register for a new visa.   

What are the Changes?  

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 Oct. 15, 2021. Continue to check India's government website for further updates and Envoy’s website for additional information.  


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