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INDIA IS OPEN: India fully re-opened for tourism on 15 November 2021.
The India Tourist eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India for travelers from over 160 countries. It was launched by the Indian government in 2014. Currently, travelers who wish to visit India for tourism can apply for a one month Tourist eVisa. In addition to the Tourist eVisa, travelers to India are required to fill out the India Self-Declaration Form, a new health document that must be presented upon arrival. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to India, apply for the India e-Visa now.
WHO CAN ENTER INDIA WITH THIS DOCUMENT
Over 160 nationalities can enter India with this document. See the FAQ section below for a complete list of countries.
Travelers do not require a visa if they are continuing on to another country and will not be exiting the transit area of the airport in India.
OBTAIN THE INDIA TOURIST EVISA
To get the India tourist eVisa, you need to provide personal information and some details about your intended stay in India. In addition, it is required to have a confirmed flight ticket before submitting the form.
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When you fill out your application with iVisa.com, we’ll email you the 30-day Tourist eVisa prior to your trip. You will need to show the document to the immigration officers once you get to the airport. You must have printed copies of both the Tourist eVisa and the India Self Declaration. iVisa.com can guide you through the process to get a Health Declaration if you need one.
You can enter India on any date within the time period indicated on the validity of the eVisa.
See the FAQs below for quarantine requirements for India.
ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Don't waste vacation time searching for a COVID-19 test center. Even if you don't need to take a test to enter India, you will need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the US. Simplify testing by ordering the eMed self-testing COVID-19 kit online. Pack the test in your suitcase and self-test no more than 3 days prior to your flight back to the US. Check the FAQs to learn more about our trusted testing partner.
Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in India. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.
The 1 and 5 year Tourist eVisas are not available at this time. Only applications for the 30-day Tourist eVisa are being processed.
All travelers need a negative PCR test result to enter India.
Applicants can enter India on any date within the time period indicated on the validity of the eVisa.
The applicant should carry a copy of the Indian eVisa along with them at the time of travel.
The Indian Tourist eVisa is valid for entry through 28 designated Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Portblair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Vishakhapatnam; and 5 designated seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
The Indian eVisa is non-extendable.
The applicant's passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and also have at least two blank pages.
Applicants do not require a visa if they are continuing on to another country and will not be exiting the transit area of the airport.
Nationals of countries with a high risk of yellow fever transmission must present a yellow fever vaccination card, otherwise they may be quarantined for up to 6 days upon arrival in India. See yellow fever-affected countries here
Applicants must enter India with the same passport used to apply for the Tourist eVisa.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which countries are on the "at risk" list?
- Countries classed as "at-risk": Countries in Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong and Israel
- Countries classed as not "at risk": The rest of the world.
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter India?
- No, you don't. COVID vaccination certificates are not mandatory to enter India. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest India travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
- Accepted vaccines: WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines are accepted
- Fully vaccinated eligibility: Travelers will be considered fully vaccinated if 15 days have passed since the completion of a COVID-19 vaccination schedule.
Do I need a COVID-19 test result to enter India?
- COVID-19 test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours
- COVID-19 test on arrival: All arrivals at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad from "at risk" countries must pre-book a test on arrival. The link will be provided on the application form.
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Is there a quarantine requirement in India?
Quarantine requirements for "at risk" country arrivals: All travelers arriving from "at risk" countries will be tested on arrival.
- Travelers who test positive on arrival test: Further testing in isolation facility for new virus variant. If the traveler tests positive for new variant they must remain in strict isolation in facility until a negative test result is obtained. If the traveler tests negative for the new variant they can leave when discharged by medical staff.
- Travelers who test negative on arrival test: 7 days quarantine, day 8 PCR and 7 days self monitoring. If the day 8 test is positive, travelers must attend isolation facility as above.
Quarantine requirements for non-"at risk" country arrivals: 25% of travelers will be randomly selected for PCR testing on arrival.
- If the traveler tests negative: 14 days self monitoring.
- If the traveler tests positive: Further testing in isolation facility for new virus variant. If the traveler tests positive for new variant they must remain in strict isolation in facility until a negative test result is obtained. If the traveler tests negative for the new variant they can leave when discharged by medical staff.
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What is an India Tourist eVisa?
What do I need to apply for an India Tourist eVisa?
We require the following to submit your application:
Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
What is the cost to obtain an India Tourist eVisa?
Most travelers don't have to pay a fee to get the India Tourist eVisa, however you should use our visa checker to find out the cost for your specific nationality. If your nationality is exempt from eVisa fees, you'll only have to pay the iVisa.com processing fee according to how soon you need it:
- Standard Processing: USD 45.00
- Rush Processing: USD 75.00
- Super Rush Processing: USD 110.00
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How long does it take to process an India Tourist eVisa?
- Standard Processing: 5 days.
- Rush Processing: 3 days.
- Super Rush Processing: 2 days.
Can I enter India with my Tourist eVisa at any point of entry?
No. The eVisa can only be used at the following airports:
- Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswa, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Varanasi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam .
And 5 seaports:
- Cochin, Goa, New Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai
How long is the visa valid for?
Do I need a Tourist eVisa if I am traveling to India on a cruise?
- Cochin, Goa, New Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai
Do I need to get separate eVisas for my minor children?
Do I need an eVisa if I am transiting through India?
You will not need a visa (eVisa or otherwise) if you are transiting through India and you will not leave the transit area or go through customs.
If you’re staying in the country, you’ll need to get an eVisa.
Do I require a yellow fever vaccine when traveling to India?
What activities are permitted on an India Tourist eVisa?
Can Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders apply for an eVisa?
Do I need a printed copy of the India Tourist eVisa?
Yes, as it will need to be presented upon arrival. When your eVisa is approved, we will forward you an email from the government of India with the details of your Tourist eVisa. Included in this email will be your application ID, visa number, and visa validity. We suggest travelers print this confirmation and keep a copy with your passport. You can also have a digital copy and provide the information to the airline and immigration officials upon arrival.
Begin your journey to India by applying for the eVisa now.
Which nationalities are eligible to apply for an India Tourist eVisa?
- Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR HongkongChina- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
When should I apply for an India Tourist eVisa?
India requires that you apply at least 4 days prior to your intended arrival date. However, you can apply with us at any time, as we will automatically queue your order until it's the right time to process your application.
It is also advised that you apply no later than 15 days in advance of your arrival in case of any unexpected delays.
How many times can I apply for an India tourist eVisa?
Can I extend my stay beyond the limit?
Learn more about India Tourism
India is one of the top destinations in the world. You have probably heard a lot of people say that India is on their bucket list. The reasons differ. Some go there for the sole purpose of seeing the Taj Mahal, while others want to go to India for spiritual reasons. No matter the reason, India is definitely a country that is worth visiting at least once in your life, and not just because of the Taj Mahal. Yes, the Taj Mahal is the largest love token ever built, but this country is much more than that. For one thing, India is a very spiritual country. There are a lot of temples everywhere, and they are not all built for the same deity. As you may very well know, Indians are polytheists, which means that they have more than one deity. If you visit several temples, you will notice the differences in style. That should be the first sign that the temple you are visiting is erected for another deity than the previous one you saw. Speaking of spirituality, temples are not the only sign. Many festivals and rituals take place every year in India. Whether you believe in many gods, one god, or no gods at all, you can still appreciate the beauty of Indian religious rituals. The processions are usually very colorful, and the people create an ominous but emotional atmosphere. It is a wonderful thing to witness. If you are in India, do not forget about the ashrams. They are these secluded temples or monasteries in the mountains. They are usually isolated because you cannot have a noisy ashram. The whole point of an ashram is relaxation, serenity, meditation, yoga, and other such things. A lot of people who go to India visit these temples. Some want some peace and quiet, while others just want to find themselves, whatever that may mean for each person. The point is that the monks there are very friendly, they generally have tasty food, and you can experience something new. You can at least learn how to do some yoga or meditate if you do not know already. As far as the people in India are concerned, you may be pleasantly surprised. They are very hospitable and sociable. You can even hire a local to give you a tour of the city you are in. In some cases, locals are better than tour guides because they know every single little street and can let you in on some secrets of the location. Plus, you get to give some money to a person that probably needs it more. At the same time, many locals are happy to welcome you into their home and seat you at their table. What you should know is the difference between a tour guide and a local. It is true that a local may have more places to show you, but the chances of him or her speaking English are lower, and such people may not know much about the history. You must have heard some bad things about India as well. Some of them are true, while others not. On any trip, hygiene is one of the most important things to keep in mind. It is true that many places in India are not sanitary, and under no circumstances should you drink the tap water. Always buy bottled water. You should also be careful what restaurants you eat from. The best thing you can do is do some research before your trip. You can find good restaurants that do not have health issues, while others may cause you some stomach or digestion problems. Another hygiene practice to be aware of is that you will see a lot of Indian people bathing in the Ganges River. It is not recommended that you do the same. As you can imagine, people who live there have developed their own immunity, something that you do not have. And the Ganges is not the cleanest river you will ever come across. If the temples and the other attractions are not your thing, you should know that India has some luxury resorts as well. You can spend a 7-day period on a white sandy beach without a care in the world. The food in luxury resorts is usually good, and you do not have to worry about sanitary issues. Plus, you do not have to deal with unpleasant things like overcrowding, which can be a major issue in many places in India. Other than that, you should be able to have a lot of fun. India has its own pros and cons, just like any other country in the world, but the bottom line is that it is a country worth visiting. You can pick which parts to visit since there are no restrictions, and the best part is that you have a lot of places to choose from. It is impossible not to find something that you may like in India.
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