India relaxes e-visa norms for Chinese nationals

The Indian Embassy recently relaxed e-visa rules for Chinese travellers in a move to increase the footfall of Chinese tourists in India. As per the latest news reports, India has now announced five-year tourist e-visas for Chinese nationals, which is a much longer duration than it was till now.

The press release from the embassy stated that it is expected that this move of relaxing e-visa rules for Chinese nationals will help enhance people-to-people exchanges between the two countries and will also encourage more Chinese visitors to choose India as their preferred destination to visit.

The five-year multiple-entry visa fee will be USD 80. In addition to this, prospective tourists can avail single entry 30-day validity e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) at a reduced visa fee of USD 25. Whereas for a 30-day e-TV during the months of April to June, the visa fee will be reduced to only USD 10.

Apart from this, the existing e-conference visa, e-medical visa, and the one-year multiple entry e-business visa will continue to be issued from the online platform of Indian visas.

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