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India E-visas introduced for British travellers

| Words by Ellena Johnstone |

New India E-visas have been introduced for British travellers. Learn more about this change and what it means for your India holiday.

India Visas Go Digital

The Indian embassy has just announced that from Saturday 15th August, UK passport holders will be able to apply for a visa online. Securing a visa for India used to time-consuming and involve sending away passports and photographs to the embassy, but these new changes mean a simple document printed online will act as proof.

In addition to this, travellers will be able to fly into a broader range of airports on a tourist visa, including popular destinations like Jaipur and Varanasi, allowing greater flexibility in exploring this vibrant country.

Britain now joins a list of 113 countries eligible for an online visa. The new service will be available for up to 30 days of travel and costs around US$60. Find out more here.

Insider Journeys Travellers at Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan. The visa changes make accessing more remote airports even simpler.

More flexibility for British Passport Holders

We are delighted that India is now even easier to visit for British nationals. These new changes will streamline the visa process, and ensure British travellers have the opportunity to fly into the airport of their choosing, ensuring greater flexibility and the chance to explore destinations beyond the major cities.

General Manager of Insider Journeys’ UK office, Lesley Wright, had this to say:

India continues to be an important and growing part of our Asia programme, with more travellers joining our small group journeys each year. With 5 dedicated India escorted journeys and the peak travelling season about to commence from September through to March, this is welcome news. We’re thrilled that it’s now even easier for our travellers to explore this incredibly diverse and vibrant country.”

The Tea Hills of Munnar, India. More and more of India can now be accessed and an increasing number of our clients are exploring this fascinating nation each year

Explore India for yourself

Whether you’re among the lucky travellers now eligible for an e-visa or not, India remains a fantastic and affordable destination year round. Talk to our Asia travel experts today or discover more about our India small group tours here.