Immigration Minister Marc Miller says he's happy to hear that Canadians can once again apply online for tourist visas to India after two months of diplomatic tensions.
The decision, which is effective as of today, was confirmed in a statement on social media by the High Commission of India in Ottawa.
Indian eVisa facility for all eligible Canadian citizens has been restored w.e.f. 22 November 2023. See the Notice for further details. eVisa may be applied at https://t.co/MEHlrWhNnW @MEAIndia @cgivancouver @IndiainToronto @DDNewslive @PIB_India @ANI @WIONews @htTweets… pic.twitter.com/YKzKkQaRKn— India in Canada (@HCI_Ottawa) November 22, 2023
In September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced there were "credible allegations" that India was involved in the killing of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
The 45-year-old was shot by masked gunmen outside a Surrey, B.C., gurdwara in June.
The Indian government had accused Nijjar of being linked to terrorism but it has also denied involvement in his death, calling the allegations absurd.
Since then, the two countries have expelled one another's diplomats and India introduced a visa ban on Canadians, though it began easing those restrictions last month.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 22, 2023.