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India to Restore Visas Despite Virus in Bid to Open Economy

  • Foreigners on business trips can visit, tourists not allowed
  • India has the world’s second-worst case load after U.S.
International travelers can now use options including flights under a government repatriation program. 

International travelers can now use options including flights under a government repatriation program. 

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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India is reopening its borders to international visitors in a bid to revive economic growth even as the South Asian nation battles the world’s second-worst coronavirus outbreak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using a dip in new Covid-19 infections to prise open the economy from a strict lockdown, welcoming foreigners on business trips, but not tourists.