The government of India has decided to reopen its borders for International tourists from October 15, 2021, and this major decision has been taken to boost inbound tourism to India.
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), this will be applicable for tourists who are travelling to India on charter flights and it is also said that people who want to come via regular flights will be allowed from November 15 onwards.
Inbound travel comes with the covid-19 protocol in place and these protocols will be updated by the Ministry of Health and Family wellness from time to time. This must be followed by all foreign tourists and also the carriers carrying them into the country.
According to the reports, this decision has been taken after representation from state governments and various stakeholders in the tourism industry and has requested the central government to issue visas for foreign tourists. India has finally made a move to ease travel restrictions after it was closed to international tourists that have been in place since March last year.
The covid-19 pandemic has created havoc and has caused numerous deaths and the country had pushed welcoming foreign tourists many times. Apart from banning tourism, India had placed restrictions pertaining to travel.
The travel sector was naturally affected by these decisions. However, with this major decision taken by the government, all that can change in the coming months.