The Protected Areas are as follows:
- Parts of State of Manipur
- Parts of State of Mizoram
- Parts of State of Arunachal Pradesh
- Whole of State of Nagaland
- Whole of State of Sikkim
- Parts of State of Uttaranchal.
- Parts of State of Jammu and Kashmir .
- Parts of State of Rajasthan.
- Parts of State of Himachal Pradesh.
The Restricted Areas are as follows: -
- Whole of Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Part of the state of Sikkim
Generally speaking when a foreigner is in India then Power to issue permit to foreigners for visiting R/P areas vests with the Ministry of Home Affairs (ADDRESS: Ministry Of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, NDCC-II Building 1st Floor, Jai Singh Road, Near NDMC Palika Kendra, New Delhi-110001).
However, FRROs have been delegated powers in respect of some specified areas for a specified period and in some specific conditions.
For a group of foreigners i.e. 2 or more for "Tourism" purpose only.
However, the Ministry of Home Affairs can issue such permit to an individual.
FRROs can issue these permits (for certain areas) only for groups of 2 or more foreigners.The foreign tourist should be accompanied with a recognized travel agent who would act as an escort.A fee of Rs. 1395/- is levied on issuance of Restricted/Protected Area Permit.