Coronavirus outbreak: India temporarily bars entry to nationals of France, Germany, Spain; suspends visa facilities
Amid the rising cases of coronavirus affliction globally, India on Tuesday barred entry of the nationals of three more countries, France, Germany and Spain, suspending the regular as well as e-Visas granted to them till date.
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He said Saudi Arabia has been requesting India to grant electronic visa facility to its businessmen, to facilitate bilateral trade and investment.
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Startups and non-resident Indian (NRI) mentors will be brought soon on one platform.
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The pre-loaded SIM card facility was announced in association with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, (BSNL) where the network operator will distribute these SIM cards to foreign tourists on their arrival in India.
The Tourism Ministry has asked Home Ministry to extend the facility to the citizens of 36 more countries, including Turkey, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Morocco
The e-visa policy of the Modi government seems to be the game changer for the Indian tourism sector.
The government has decided to include attending a short term yoga programme in the list of permissible activities under e-tourist visa.
The hugely successful e-Tourist Visa facility will be extended to 37 more nations, from Friday, taking the total count of countries under the scheme to 150.
The number of foreign tourists availing of e-Tourist visa facility has increased by over 700 percent in May as compared to the same period last year.
Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday described as "puzzling" the Modi government's decision to extend e-visa facility to China, which is still giving stapled visas to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh.
Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to grant e-visas to its citizens, China on Monday said it was willing to make joint efforts with India under the Chinese laws to facilitate people-to-people exchange.
It is difficult to adjudge at this point of time whether by announcing his decision to grant e-visas to Chinese tourists Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said ‘yes’ too soon. But it will definitely stir a hornet’s nest in Indian domestic politics.
India will provide e-Tourist Visa to 31 more countries, including France and Canada, enabling citizens of these countries easy entry to the country.
The e-visa facility for 43 countries would be rolled out by Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, said a senior Tourism Ministry official.
As per the government decision, all countries, except a few in the "prior list", would be brought into the e-visa regime over the next two years.
Union Tourism Minister Sripad Naik on Friday said that the visa-on-arrival facility, which is being mulled for large number of countries might become redundant once e-visa facility is introduced.