Bowing to the demands of the travel industry, the government of India has removed the two-month ban on reentering the country for foreign tourists holding valid visas.
Previously, foreigners leaving India could not reenter the country for two months even if they held valid visas.
The restriction, will however, continue for nationals from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons.
India's Tourism Minister K.Chiranjeevi said removing the two-month reentry ban addressed a long pending demand of the travel industry.
Chiranjeevi expects the decision will facilitate tourists visiting the country.
India is looking to increasing its share of world tourist arrivals from the current 0.6% to 1% by the end of 2017.
Relaxation of the visa regime should contribute to achieving the target.