Inner Line Permit for Foreign Nationals Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

As we all know last year the Administration stopped issuing ILP to foreign nationals of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Ever since, we had strongly pursued this with the concerned departments. However, there seem to be a National Security concern and foreign nationals of these 2 countries will not get ILP Permits from the DC Office in Leh.

This morning the Secretary Tourism Rigzin Samphel updated us that tourists from the following countries will have to get permissions from Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi to travel to Restricted / Protected areas:

  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Bangladesh
  • Burma
  • Sri Lanka
  • Other nationals of Pakistani origin

Tourists from the following Nationalities will not get Permits from the DC office in Leh. The below listed foreigners will need to approach the Ministry of Home Affairs at least 8 weeks before the date of expected visit:

  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Bangladesh
  • Burma
  • Sri Lanka
  • Other nationals of Pakistani origin
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