The Re-Opening of Indian E-Tourist Visa: All You Need to Know

Opening for group tourism by chartered flights on Oct 15 and opening for individual tourists from Nov 15 on fresh Tourist visa/evisa issued after Oct 06. (2).Use of earlier issued (prior to Oct 06, 2021) Tourist Visa/eVisa is not valid presently.

The long wait is finally over! On 15th October 2021, the Indian government announced that the regular Tourist Visa for International travelers have resumed. Since March 2020, all Indian e-tourist visa were suspended due to the outbreak of COVID. For more than one year, international travelers couldn’t enter India. Now, from 15thOctober 2021, international travelers can apply for an Indian e-tourist visa again on the official government website here.

For group tourism, the visa are now being issued for charted flights. The regular E-Tourist Visa for individuals, will open from 15th November 2021.

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More good News: Free Indian E-Tourist Visa for International Travelers

Have you applied for your tourist visa to India yet? The great news are, that India offers the first 500000 visa applications for free. So, the regular e-tourist visa will be issued completely for free. 

Here is the Official Indian Visa Application Website for a smooth and fast E-Tourist Visa:

The E-Visa Application Process (ETA) : All you need to Know

The process to receive your Indian E-Tourist Visa to India, also known as ETA, is very simple. You don’t require any specific documents or pre-booked flights. You also don’t need the assistance of any third-party agency. Simply, apply online for your visa on the above link.

After filling out your passport details and expected duration of traveling, you have to pay your visa fee (at the moment there is still no fee, after a while it will be around 40 USD for a one-month visa). You will receive a confirmation into your e-mails and the E-Tourist Visa will be issued within a few days (usually 24-74 hours).

Here we have summed up the process again for you:



Apply online

Upload a Photo and Passport Page



Pay e-Visa fee online

Using Credit / Debit card / Payment Wallet



Receive ETA Online

Electronic Travel Authorization/ETA Will be sent to your e-mail



Fly To India

Print ETA and present at Immigration Check Post where e-Visa will be stamped on passport.

What to keep in mind when applying for your Indian E-Tourist Visa to India 

  • Make sure to select your travel dates first and understand when you are planning to enter India
  • As the E-Visa for India (ETA) is issued within a few days, you should apply for the visa a few weeks before your departure only
  • Make sure to understand about the traveling requirements, vaccination or testing regulations to enter India here:

Time to think about your Yoga teacher Training in India and make your wish come true!

With the opening of international flights and visa, you can finally get in touch with us again and plan your Yoga Teacher Training adventure in India.

Here are all informative links for you summed up:

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with Yoga Alliance Certification

Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with Yoga Alliance Certification

Our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with Yoga Alliance Certification