Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas; most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors.

Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India.

Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists – such as the United States, Britain and France – that have had to go through the time consuming process of applying in person will be among those to benefit from the changes to regulations.


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