Foreign tourists granted easier access to North East India’s restricted areas

Foreign tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Nagaland in the North East will now find it easier to obtain Restricted Area Permits (RAP) and Protected Area Permits (PAP). The Indian government has significantly relaxed the previously stringent restrictions, aiming to promote the North East as a tourism destination. According to Anil Oraw, the Union Ministry of Tourism’s Regional Director in the Northeast, the application process has been streamlined, and tourists can now visit through organized tours managed by local operators. Plans are also in motion to open up border areas for tourism, allowing visitors to explore regions near the borders of China and Myanmar.

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