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.