India introduces flexible e-tourist visa fee based on tourist footfall

Now, planning a holiday to Indian destinations during off season will be much cheaper as the Government of India has decided to introduce flexible e-tourist visa fee based on the tourist footfall.

As per the new system, a traveller has to pay higher fees during peak months of July-March and considerably lower fee during the April-June lean season. “India will offer 30-day e-tourist visa with $10 fee during the lean period of April to June and $25 fee during peak tourism period of July to March,”said Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism.

“A new five-year e-tourist visa will also be introduced with $80 fee and a one-year e-tourist visa with $40 fee,” the minister added. “For Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, lean period visa fees is $10 and for e-visa of 30 days, one year and five years is $25.”