India has issued a travel advisory to Chinese travelling to India to carry sufficiently funded international credit and debit cards in view of demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes.
“Travellers to India may please note that Indian currency notes of denominations of Rs.500/- and Rs. 1000/- issued prior to November 8, 2016 are no longer valid as legal tender,” an advisory posted on the Indian Embassy website said.
“For their convenience, therefore, all travellers to India are advised to carry with them sufficiently funded international credit/debit cards for use while in India,” it said.
The advisory followed concerns among the Chinese travellers over how to go about using currency in India post demonetisation as cards like as Chinese mostly uses Union Pay credit cards unlike Visa or Mastercard accepted in India.
Also travel by Chinese businessmen to India is on the increase of late to explore investment opportunities.