New visa scheme for tourists from Sri Lanka

India has launched e-tourist Visa Scheme (eTV) aimed at making visa facility easier for India-bound Sri Lankans.

Who can avail this facility?

Those Sri Lankans holding ordinary passports can avail themselves of the facility.

Validity of these Visas:

Visas to be issued under the new scheme will be for single-entry and valid for only 30 days’ stay from the date of arrival in India.


  • Entry into India must be through any of the nine designated airports.
  • A fee of $ 60 will be levied per person for the new scheme.
  • The launch of the scheme follows the announcement made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Colombo last month.

Sources: The Hindu.


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