Payment mode at duty-free shops at arrival hall in India

Question: At duty free shops in Arrival hall in India how the payment mode does in INR?? Can I pay 50000 through my card in terms of Rupees.?


Raju Kanumuri: “In view of the Foreign Trade (Exemption in application of Rules in certain cases) Order 2017 and clarification of RBI, it has been decided to extend the facility of payments in Indian rupees, through INR debit cards or credit cards at Duty Free Shops, without any need for conversion of foreign currency into Indian Rupees," the circular said.

In order to ensure effective implementation of the new norms, it said, the duty-free shops "shall henceforth, mandatorily display the price of all goods on sale in Indian rupees only".

The ceiling for an incoming passenger at the arrival terminal has been retained at Rs 25,000.

"However, payments through an INR credit card or debit card at duty-free shops located in the departure hall shall be without limit for an outgoing passenger," CBEC said.

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