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Money sent abroad for travel grew threefold in February: RBI data

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed in FY21, Indians spent about $3.23 billion for travel, sharply down from $6.95 billion in FY20.

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Reserve Bank of India | Remittances | Indians abroad

Abhijit Lele  |  Mumbai 



The funds sent under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme by resident individuals to study abroad rose to $278 mn in Sept from $160 mn a year ago.

The money sent abroad by Indians for travel grew threefold from $316.81 million in February 2021 to close to $1 billion ($980.45 million) in February 2022. This is under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) for resident individuals. It crossed the pre-pandemic level of $539.74 million in February 2020.

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First Published: Thu, April 21 2022. 00:17 IST

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