India relaxes visa, travel curbs for select categories of foreign nationals
03 June 2020
Government of India has decided to permit relaxation of the visa and travel restrictions for certain categories of foreign nationals who need to come to India, especially healthcare professional, businessmen, engineers, specialists in repair and maintenance, managerial experts, IT and software professional as well as financial sector professionals, as part of the steps to kick-start the economy.
- Foreign businessmen coming to India on a business visa (other than on B-3 visa for sports) in non-scheduled commercial/ chartered flights;
- Foreign healthcare professionals, health researchers, engineers and technicians for technical work at Indian health sector facilities, including laboratories and factories; and
- Foreign technical specialists and engineers travelling for installation, repair and maintenance of foreign-origin machinery and equipment facilities in India, on the invitation of a registered Indian business entity. These could be for equipment installation, or is under warranty, or for after sales servicing or repair on commercial terms.