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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.
e-Emergency X-Misc visa for citizens of Afghanistan
All Afghan ordinary passport-holders who want to travel from Afghanistan to India are eligible to apply for the e-Emergency X-Misc visa, which was launched by the Indian government in August 2021 to fast-track visa applications from Afghan nationals. Check the FAQ section to find out more about this unique visa solution.
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)
National ID Card (Tazkira) (if applicable)
The 1 and 5 year Tourist eVisas are not available at this time. The Indian authorities opened group applications for the 30-day Tourist eVisa on 15 October 2021. Individual applications for the 30-day Tourist eVisa will be processed from 15 November 2021.
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 in Category A?
Last Updated: 11/15/2021
Countries at-risk: Countries in Europe including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore
Category A: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Dominica, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, The Bahamas, The United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Zimbabwe
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, however fully vaccinated travelers from category A countries will not have to quarantine. 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 test prior to arrival: All travelers need a PCR test result within 72 hours
- COVID test on arrival: Unvaccinated travelers coming from "Countries at-risk" that are mentioned in the "Category A" country list and all arrivals from "Countries at-risk" but not mentioned in "Category A" need to undergo a COVID testing on arrival.
- COVID test exemptions: Children under 5, travelers coming from countries that are not on the Countries at risk list (regardless of their vaccination status) and fully vaccinated travelers coming from "Countries at-risk" that are mentioned in the "Category A" country list do not need to undergo testing on arrival.
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 American airline entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the US!
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: 7 days for unvaccinated travelers arriving from "Countries at-risk" that are mentioned in the "Category A" and all arrivals from countries that are mentioned in "Countries at-risk" but not mentioned in "Category A".
- Quarantine testing: Day 8 test for unvaccinated travelers arriving from "Countries at-risk" that are mentioned in the "Category A" and all arrivals from countries that are mentioned in "Countries at-risk" but not mentioned in "Category A".
- Quarantine exemptions: Fully vaccinated travelers coming from "Countries at-risk" that are mentioned in the "Category A" country list and all travelers from non “at-risk” countries do not need to quarantine.
Apply for your e-Visa to India now.
I was issued with a 5-year visa in 2020, is it still valid?
What is the e-Emergency X-Misc visa for citizens of Afghanistan?
The e-Emergency X-Misc visa application is now available on the Indian government's website and is exclusively for Afghan ordinary passport-holders wishing to travel from Afghanistan to India, regardless of their religious background. The approved visa will be valid for 6 months and will replace any existing paper visas.
Please note: This is not a work visa and successful applicants cannot obtain paid employment in India.
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) National ID Card (Tazkira) (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
National ID Card (Tazkira) (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
Get started on your journey to India now with our super easy application process.
How long does it take to process an India Tourist eVisa?
- Standard Processing: 15 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:
- Port Blair
- Visakhapatnam .
And 5 seaports:
- New Mangalore
Do I need a Tourist eVisa if I am traveling to India on a cruise?
- New Mangalore
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?
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Cameron Union Republic
- Cape Verde
- Cayman Island
- China- SAR Hongkong
- China- SAR Macau
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Cote d'lvoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Niger Republic
- Niue Island
- Papua New Guinea
- Republic of Korea
- Republic of Macedonia
- Saint Christopher and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Turks & Caicos Island
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City-Holy See
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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