India becomes the latest country to welcome tourists again

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Published on: Saturday April 2, 2022

India has become the latest country to welcome tourists again. After two long years, India has now reopened its international commercial flights and tourists can apply for a visa or e-visa to visit for non-essential reasons.

The Indian government has said it will remove travel restrictions applicable since March 2020, to recover its hard-hit tourism industry.

As of March 27, 2022, India’s ban on international flights has been lifted and the country now hosts international commercial flights with passengers for non-essential and tourist travel. This is the last step India needed to fully reopen to international tourism.

For the past two years, flights in India have operated under an air travel bubble system. With this system, flights carrying travelers from many destinations were banned from crossing the country’s borders.

However, after this week’s flight ban was lifted, major air routes between Dubai and New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore were given the green signal.

According to India’s Director General of Civil Aviation, more than 60 international airlines serving travelers from 41 countries around the world will restart weekly flight services to major destinations in India. Plans are underway to increase flights on Virgin Atlantic between London and New Delhi by June 2022.

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