I will be on a Celebrity Constellation cruise in February that stops in three ports in India, for a total of four days (overnight in Mumbai on the ship). Is one evisa sufficient for all of this? Other ports are Cochin and Goa, all entry points for evisas. Having trouble getting a straight answer on this as there have been many changes in the past year.

  • Thanks for that David. However, I have heard that when you are on a cruise ship, three ports in the same country (India) only counts as one entry in which case one evisa is enough. Having trouble getting confirmation of that. Hoping to hear from cruisers who have done this. – LDTerra Jan 2 '19 at 5:43
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    @LDTerra I have no idea. Has the OP asked the cruse line? – DavidSupportsMonica Jan 2 '19 at 21:16
  • Oh e-visa! I thought you were talking about the genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. – Dave Gremlin Feb 21 '19 at 14:03

We are just back from the exact same cruise in india on Celebrity Constellation (Dec 18) - we had a multiple entry visa, but talking to other guests on same cruise majority had e-visa's, with some of them checking with Celebrity that e-visa was enough. We visited Cochin, New Magalore, Goa & Mumbai. (UK Passport). My friend is also going on same cruise in March 19 and spoke to Celebrity and they said e-visa was fine - only if you intended going out of india i.e. Sri Lanka or golden triangle - and not just the ports the cruise was stopping at would you need full visa.

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  • I would definately check with Celebrity – user91000 Jan 22 '19 at 13:25

Only one e-visa required. You enter India at the port of Mumbai. The ship STAYS in India (within territorial waters) for the subsequent stops in Cochin and Goa. Again, you ENTER India at Mumbai and you EXIT India at Goa. One entry, one exit, one e-visa.

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On this Government of India webpage, the text says:

The validity of e-Visa (except e-Conference visa) will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India. In case of e-Conference visa, the validity will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India. Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist visa and e-Business visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical visa and e-Medical Attendant visa. Only single entry is permitted on e-Conference visa. (emphasis added)

Thus, you'll need two eVisas for the three Indian ports.

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