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#1 Sep 17th, 2013, 14:36
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or foreign travellers in india, there was a small concession made, however, it is just not for their convenience...

Link : http://profit.ndtv.com/news/forex/ar...on-desk-327250

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The Reserve Bank of India or RBI today permitted foreigners to carry up to Rs 10,000 beyond the immigration desk to the duty free area in airports for miscellaneous expenditures, provided they dispose of the Indian currency before boarding plane.
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In order to provide money changing facility to non-residents to convert unspent Indian Rupees with them, RBI said Foreign Exchange Counters in the departure halls in international airports may be established in the Duty Free Area/SHA beyond the immigration/ customs desk.

Such counters will however, only buy Indian Rupees from non-residents and sell foreign currency to them, it said.

The central bank further said putting up display at forex counters, "reminding the passengers that the area is the last point for non-residents to possess Indian Rupees (INR)" will be the responsibility of the Airport Authorities.

Earlier, forex counters were permitted in the departure halls only before the customs desk or the immigration desk.
#2 Sep 17th, 2013, 14:56
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The Reserve Bank of India or RBI today permitted foreigners to carry up to Rs 10,000 beyond the immigration desk to the duty free area
Ten thousand! [eek]

I don't think this is for the convenience of travellers, I think it is for the convenience of the duty free shops and sellers of over-priced gifts!

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