India Introduces Flexible E-Tourist Visa Starting At $10 Per Person
Tourists take photographs while visiting the City Palace of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

India Introduces Flexible E-Tourist Visa Starting At $10 Per Person

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India on Tuesday introduced a flexible e-tourist visa based on tourist footfalls, with higher fees during peak months of July-March and considerably lower fee during the April-June lean season.

The flexible e-tourist visa is aimed at encouraging tourists to visit India, said Minister of State (Independent Charge) For Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"India will offer 30-day e-tourist visa with $10 fee during the lean period of April to June and $25 fee during peak tourism period of July to March," he said.

A new five-year e-tourist visa will be introduced with $80 fee and a one-year e-tourist visa with $40 fee, the minister added. "For Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, lean period visa fees is $10 and for e-visa of 30 days, one year and five years is $25.”

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