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Tourist entry permit requirements for Lakshadweep islands

Entry into Lakshadweep islands is restricted to non-islanders, and governed under the Lakshadweep rules 1967 which state “No person who is not a native of the island shall enter or reside in the island except and in accordance with permit issued by the competent authority.”

The government has recently strengthened the requirement call for airlines to check for the entry permit at Kochi Airport while boarding the flight.

The permit will be available at Islands Administrative office (Director of tourism) Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep and the Cochin office of the Administrative officer.

Cochin office:
Secretary to the Administrator,
UT of Lakshadweep,
Indira Gandhi Road,
Willington Island
Cochin, Kerala, India

Tel +91 (484) 266-8245
Fax +91 (484) 200-8155

Island office Address (Kavaratti):
Directorate of Tourism Development,
UT of Lakshadweep,
Kavaratti Island

Tel +91 (4896) 262-250

Hotels on the island also, normally provide assistance and guidance, to their guests about the entry permits.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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