India has brought back e-visas for travellers with British passports heading to the country.
The High Commission of India announced the news on their Twitter account on 5 December, with a video of Vikram Doraiswami, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom.
He said: “We are rolling out e-visas once again and this service will be made available to you forthwith. Dates will be announced shortly. That should enable friends from the UK far more easily to India.
“We look forward to a good winter season in which everyone gets to celebrate their festivals in India, which is the land of festivals.”
The UK was originally not included in the list of 156 eligible countries for e-visa applications when the process was reopened in 2021 after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Another global issue affecting visas is the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with various countries, including Switzerland, suspending their visa facilitation agreements with Russia.