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The center was set up to resume tourist visas after a 1.5-year suspension by Covid

New Delhi: As the number of daily Covid-19 cases in the country is declining, the central government is considering resuming the issuance of tourist visas soon to boost the economy, the Ministry of Interior (MHA) said. Officials confirmed on Wednesday.
MHA officials confirmed that the situation had been formalized, and a meeting was convened Thursday at the Ministry of Home Affairs, chaired by the Minister of Interior, to discuss plans to reopen tourist visas.
Officials said it would be step-by-step and open to everyone according to its feasibility. The government may allow only vaccinated persons to apply for a tourist visa.
Tourist visas have been suspended since March 2020 since the day the first blockage was announced. Since then, visas for several categories such as business and employment have been exempted, but tourist visas have remained suspended.
Many Gulf countries have reopened their tourist visas. Before the tourist visa was suspended, about 70,000 to 80,000 rupees of tourists came to India every month.
India recorded 27,176 new Covid-19 cases and 284 deaths in the last 24 hours on Wednesday. Active cases have been reduced to Rs 351,000. Currently, less than 50,000 cases are reported daily for 80 consecutive days.
Covid-19 had a serious impact on the tourism industry, resulting in unemployment and hotel and restaurant closures.



The center was set up to resume tourist visas after a 1.5-year suspension by Covid

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