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Overseas visitors to India do not require a permit for the regions of MANIPUR, MIZORAM AND NAGALAND.
These were designated as Protected areas and a permit was required earlier. Along with to give visa on arrival for four more countries, the need for a permit was done away with.
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Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - still require permit or parts of thereof. Security issues are the reason for the permit.
It is to be noted that even for Indians it is necessary to have these permits.
As per the new rules, a foreigner just needs to register himself with the FRO office within 24 hours of his arrival.
However this permit is not global. Some countries citizens still require the permit though it is not specified as to which countries!
Japan, Finland, Singapore, New Zealand and Luxembourg enjoy visa on arrival. The new additions are - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Current baggage rules for Air France and KLM that have been enforced for the sectors between Europe and North America, have now been extended to the rest of the world.
Starting 28 March 2010, instead of using a weight concept, a per piece concept will be implemented.
What does this mean for the passengers?
The airlines will permit passengers to check-in up to 3 bags free, weighing up to 50 pounds each, depending upon the cabin class.
Those who are traveling as Flying Blue members are allowed one extra bag regardless what class they travel.
Baggage in excess of the weight limit 70 pounds shall be charged 100 Euros from Europe or $100 from elsewhere or equivalent in local currency.
For additional bags an additional 200 Euros or $200 per bag.Passengers who wish to check-in online get a slight reprieve in the form of a 20% discount.
Due to increased security requirements, Indian govt. has made it mandatory that a 2 months intervening period is required between two consecutive visits to India.