India fully opens borders

India has ended all travel restrictions and reopened borders from October 15 finally ending the restrictions that have lasted for 18 months. Home Ministry officials have begun granting fresh Tourist Visas and Medical Visas for foreigners going to India through chartered flights.

With more than 250 million Indians now double-jabbed and cases having fallen to around 20,000 per day, officials are seeking to bolster the economy by helping to re-establish tourism, which is a crucial sector for India’s economy.

The impact of the restrictions has significantly affected India‘s medical travel industry.

Medical tourists from the Maldives will no longer need a visa or medical visa to travel to India for treatment, as long as they stay less than 90 days.