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India to extend visa-on-arrival to tourists from 180 countries

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 21:40

India will extend visa-on arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday.

India bans journalistic activities on tourist visa

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 20:26

India has banned journalistic activities by foreigners visiting the country on tourist visa.

Govt relaxes tourist visa rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 16:22

In a boost to the tourism industry, India has relaxed its tourist visa rules by lifting restrictions imposed on foreign visitors to have a two-month cooling off period between subsequent visits.

6.31 foreign tourists arrived in India in 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 15:55

The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India in 2011 was 6.31 million which was up from the previous year's figure of 5.78 million and 5.17 million arrivals in 2009.

Obama orders streamlining of foreign tourist visas

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 23:21

President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the streamlining of applications for foreign tourist visas, focused heavily on increasingly affluent Chinese and Brazilian visitors, in an effort to boost US tourism and create jobs.

New rules for tourist visa to `curb misuse`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 15:29

Foreigners travelling to India on tourist visas have to give a two-month gap before they re-enter the country, according to new government rules aimed at avoiding "misuse" of the tourist visa.

India introduces tourist visa-on-arrival for 5 countries

Last Updated: Friday, January 01, 2010, 17:26

India introduces tourist visa-on-arrival for 5 countries, including Japan and NZ, to facilitate bonafide foreign tourists who plan their visits at a short notice.

Headley’s acquaintance in India for 9 years

Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009, 23:22

Headley was in touch with another American who has been living in India on a tourist visa for 9 years.

Govt in no mood to change new tourist visa rules

Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009, 16:31

Unfazed by reservations from nations like the US and UK, the Government appears to be in no mood to relent on the new visa rules for tourists, saying it would not like to compromise with the country`s security interests.

Headley fallout; India revises its tourist visa regulations

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 19:59

In the aftermath of Pakistani- American terror suspect David Coleman Headley episode, India has revised its regulations pertaining to entry of foreign nationals holding long-term tourist visas.