INDIA- AWAITING YOUR VISIT: Pay $25 for 30-day e-tourist visa

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel also announced a 5-year e-tourist visa for a fee of $80 and 1-year visa for a fee of $40.

The move is to encourage foreign tourists to visit India.

Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Tuesday announced that India will have e-visa fee for the peak as well as lean period for the travelers planning their visit to India on a short duration. 

“The e-visa fee for a duration of 30 days during the peak season — from July to March — will be $25. While, the e-visa fee during the lean period — from April to June — is to be kept at $10,” said Patel. 

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel on Tuesday, August 20, announced that the India government will now offer a 30-day e-tourist visa for a fee of $25 during the peak tourism season between July to March.

News agency PTI reported that Patel also announced a 5-year e-tourist visa for a fee of $80 and 1-year visa for a fee of $40. “For Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka lean period visa fee will be $10 and $25 for 30 days, 1 year and 5 years,” the minister said.

Patel further went on to say that during the off-season, which is from April to June, tourists will be able to get a 30-day e-visa for $10.

The move was to encourage tourists to visit India. Patel was speaking at the inauguration of a meeting with the state government.

The Ministry also introduced a five year e-tourist visa the fee of which will be $ 80 and the fees of one year e-visa would be $ 40. For Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, the lean period visa fee is $10 and to avail the e-visa for a period of 30 days, one year and five year the fees would be $25. 

The announcement was made by the Tourism Minister at the inauguration of State Tourism Ministers’ conference here on Tuesday. The Ministry also clarified that the visa fee reduction is under consideration of Ministry of External Affairs. 

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