Indian Government has introduced short duration e-visa with a $25 fee
The Indian Government has made sweeping changes to its visa requirements in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.
A short-duration e-visa has been introduced, with a one-month validity, at a cost of $25.
The government has also revealed that fees for e-visas would be reduced to 10 between April and June.
And the regular $80 e-visa, which was valid for one year, has been increased to five years with multiple entry.
A statement on the Consulate General of India website said: “All citizens traveling and applying for e-visa to India, may kindly make note of the above changes and benefit from the liberalization scheme of e-visa fees.”
Currently, travellers from over 160 countries can apply for a tourist e-visa, business e-visa or medical e-visa, to visit India.
Travellers who use the e-visa programme can apply, pay a fee and receive their electronic visa online before travelling to India.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.