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(i) Regular (Paper) Tourist Visa issued to foreign nationals of all countries, which remained suspended since March 2020, shall stand restored. (ii) Existing valid e-Tourist Visa issued before 6 October, 2021 will continue to remain suspended and travel on such visas is not permitted.

(iii) Afghan nationals will continue to be governed by earlier guidelines for grant of e-Emergency X-Misc visa.'  e-Visa for UK nationals remains suspended till further notice. The Government of India has decided to issue fresh tourist visas with effect from 15 October, 2021 for group tourism and from 15 November, 2021 for individual travel. In this context, the following may be noted:-

 (i) UK nationals intending to visit India for tourism will be allowed to enter India regular paper Tourist Visa for through chartered flights (for group tourism only) with effect from  15 October, 2021. Applicants applying for group tourism have to provide their booking in cruse/charted flights, list of visiting group and landing permission in India at the time applying group tourism visa.

(ii) All individual UK nationals intending to visit India for tourism purposes will be permitted to enter India on regular paper Tourist Visa with effect from 15 November, 2021. Such travel will be allowed through Vande Bharat Mission, Air Bubble Scheme or by any scheduled/non-scheduled commercial flights allowed by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation.

(iii) Foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter India through land routes on e-Tourist Visa/regular paper Tourist Visa.

 (iv)  A Single Entry e-Tourist Visa/regular paper Tourist Visa valid for a stay of up to 30 days will be issued, which will have to be utilized within a period of 120 days from the date of issue. This visa will be issued on a gratis basis for a limited time once to each applicant.

2.  The process of obtaining e-Tourist Visa/Regular Tourist Visa with effect from  15 November, 2021 may be accessed at the following links:

(a)  e-Tourist Visa -  https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html. The applicant may note that the High Commission does not process e-visas and any enquiries in this regard will need to be made directly on the e-visa portal.

 (b)  Regular Tourist Visa through the High Commission of India, London Link www.indianvisaonline.g ov.in 

3. Applicants are also advised to go through the guidelines for international travel to India available at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/GuidelinesforInternationalarrivalsupdatedon10thFebruary2022.pdf