Tourism Sector

Along with e-visas, tourists to get SIM cards too


  1. The NDA govt has set up a committee to finalise the plan to help tourists arriving on e-visas gain immediate access to mobile connectivity.
  2. Currently, it takes a foreign tourist a minimum of 4-6 hours to get a SIM card activated.
  3. A five-member panel headed by Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi, is working on modalities.
  4. The e-Tourist Visa is available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 airports.
  5. The government is also mulling over extending e-visa to seaports.

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