India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings.
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Earlier they dropped the requirement where you had to exit the country for two months before getting a new tourist visa and being allowed in. It sounds like they're easing all these policies. Let's hope they provide some kind of easily obtained long-term visa. Practitioners in India often struggle to stay long-term. This is a big problem for monks and nuns in shedra programs with strict schedules.