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Govt eases entry restrictions for overseas Indians, business visitors

Move will not have much impact on flight and hotel occupancies as curbs continue on leisure travel

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The government has decided to ease the restrictions further to help contribute to economic growth

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The government has eased visa restrictions to allow Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card-holders from all countries to enter India.

The move, which comes ahead of the festive season, would enable persons of Indian origin to visit the country and meet their friends and relatives. But the decision will not have much impact on flight and hotel occupancies as restrictions continue on leisure travel.

The government clamped down on overseas air travel in March to curb the spread of Covid-19, but from subsequent months it has been gradually opening up entry for certain categories of OCI card-holders and foreign nationals. Among these

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 7:52 PM IST

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