The Tourism Ministry has proposed to introduce a short duration e-visa for tourists with one month validity at a charge of $25. However, this will be applicable during peak tourism season between July and March. To attract more tourists during the lean period, the visa fee is proposed to be reduced to as low as $10 between April to June.
A Ministry official said that the visa fee reduction had got the Home Ministry’s nod and it was now under consideration by the Ministry of External Affairs. Post this, an official announcement would follow.
Further, for Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, short duration (30-day) lean period visa fee is suggested to cost $10, and for peak season 30-day visa, one year and 5-year visa, the proposed cost is $25.