Extension of e-Tourist Visa scheme to 36 more countries and 7 more airports from 15th August 2015

Extension of e-Tourist Visa scheme to 36 more countries and 7 more airports from 15th August 2015

The Government of India launched the e-Tourist Visa Scheme on 27th November 2014. The scheme, available at 9 airports (New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi), has since been extended to 77 countries/territories.

With effect from 15th August 2015, the scheme is being extended to the following 36 more countries/territories, taking the total to 113 (One Hundred and Thirteen):

1. Andorra

2. Argentina

3. Armenia

4. Aruba

5. Belgium

6. Bolivia

7. Colombia

8. Cuba

9. East Timor

10. Guatemala

11. Hungary

12. Ireland

13. Jamaica

14. Malta

15. Malaysia

16. Mongolia

17. Monaco

18. Mozambique

19. Netherlands

20. Panama

21. Peru

22. Poland

23. Portugal

24. Seychelles

25. Slovenia

26. Spain

27. St Lucia

28. St Vincent & the Grenadines

29. Suriname

30. Sweden

31. Taiwan

32. Tanzania

33. Turks & Caicos Islands

34. United Kingdom

35. Uruguay

36. Venezuela

 

Further, with effect from 15th August 2015, visitors holding e-Tourist Visas will also be able to arrive at 7 more Indian airports, as listed below, taking the total number of airports designated for this purpose to 16 (Sixteen):

1. Ahmedabad

2. Amritsar

3. Gaya

4. Jaipur

5. Lucknow

6. Thiruchirapalli

7. Varanasi

Since the launch of the e-Tourist Visa Scheme on 27th November 2014, more than 200,000 such visas have been issued. It is expected that the addition of more countries/territories and designated airports to the Scheme will give a further boost to tourist arrivals into India.

Further details in this regard are available at the e-Tourist Visa website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html