New Delhi: India will start issuing tourist visas to Bangladeshi nationals from November 15, Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Vikram Doraiswami said yesterday.
As per reports, Mr. Doraiswami returned to the country from Dhaka via Akhaura check post and made this declaration.
He noted that a limited-time single entry visa will be issued to Bangladeshi nationals that will remain valid for 120 days and the approved visa holders can stay in the country for 30 days.
The envoy also said that the visas will be issued only if the tourists travel by plane and shouldn’t extend their stay in India beyond 30 days.
More visas will be issued if the Covid-19 situation improves, he added.
Visas will be issued for traveling through land ports and railway gradually in the next coming months, added the envoy.
Mr. Doraiswami further informed that in a bid to complete the ongoing work along the Akhaura-Agartala railway an inspection team will be sent over to India.
Asked about BSF’s objection over the immigration building in Akhaura, the high commissioner said, “There are many issues like this that need to be resolved. We are holding discussions. Hopefully, both parties will be able to solve the problems.”
The envoy will be returning back to Dhaka on November 13 through the land port.