The government said a few days ago that with effect
beginning October 15, 2021 issuing fresh tourist visas to foreigners who arriving in India via chartered flights only
beginning November 15, 2021 regular tourist flights will start.
Per the plan, free visas to the tourists will be issued till March 31, 2022 or till the issuance of five lakh visas, whichever is earlier. Deliberations are on conditions like limiting into only vaccinated travellers for now and out of a list of countries where Covid-19 cases remain a concern.