India opens its doors to international tourism

Foreign visitors were allowed into India for the first time in 19 months on October 15, when the country opened its borders.

The corona epidemic has had a devastating impact on the country. During the months of April and May of this year, measurements revealed 400,000 instances of covid-19 every day.

Since then, the number of cases has reduced to 20,000 per day, and more than 70% of the population has gotten their first dosage of the influenza vaccination. The reopening of the country raises the prospect of the tourism sector restarting.

During the previous year, 2.74 million international visitors visited India, compared to 10.93 million in 2019. Tourism contributes over 7 percent of the country’s GDP and supports millions of employment, giving many reason to believe that the country’s struggling economy would finally be able to recover.

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