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It is ‘not illegal' to carry Indian currency on return from India

GDN Online Desk

Muscat: Following a chaos over the amount of Indian currency Omanis can carry while leaving India, Indian Embassy has cleared that it is not ‘illegal to carry currency up to Rs 25,000 abroad’.  

Confusion ensued after Omani consulate in Mumbai issued an advisory on its Twitter account urging Omanis not to carry any Indian currency when leaving India.

According to the Reserve Bank of India, (Circular No. 45/2015-16 [(1)/6(R) issued on February 4, 2016), any person, other than a citizen of Pakistan or Bangladesh, and visiting India, is allowed to take outside an amount not exceeding R25,000.

Following the advisory, media reports in Oman stated that it was illegal to carry any amount of Indian currency abroad.

The Indian Embassy in Muscat has denied such reports and has said that the RBI rule of carrying maximum Rs 25,000 stands and is still applicable currently.