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India to open borders to tourists from October 15

08.10.2021 37 просмотров

India will allow foreign tourists from October 15 to arrive in the country on charter flights.


The Ministry of Home Affairs of India from October 15 will begin issuing new tourist visas to foreigners arriving in the country on charter flights. This is stated in the message of the department, posted on Thursday on the website of the press service of the government.

At the same time, the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that foreign tourists traveling to India on non-charter flights will be able to do this from November 15.

At the same time, visitors, as well as the carriers delivering them to the country, must comply with all the protocols and norms adopted in India to combat COVID-19.

The Indian authorities canceled all tourist visas due to the coronavirus pandemic since March last year. Currently, a foreigner can visit India on a business, medical or other visa, but not on a tourist visa. As previously reported by the corr. TASS, head of the Indian Association of Tour Operators Pronab Sarkar, in the country, almost 50 million jobs were directly or indirectly related to the tourism industry. The contribution of tourism to the Indian economy was up to 10% of GDP. The state of Goa was one of the most visited regions of India by foreign tourists, including tourists from Russia en masse.

Previously, the head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in India, senior adviser Andrey Fedorov reported that, according to preliminary information, all tourists, including Russian ones, will have to have a passport and an Indian visa, and 72 hours before departure, it will be necessary to pass a PCR test. The same applies to vaccinated citizens. After receiving a negative test result in English, along with a copy of the passport and boarding pass, it will need to be uploaded to the Delhi International Airport or Goa Airport website. Tourist visa holders are also advised to carry an English translation of their vaccination certificate.

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