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Visa-On-Arrival to Promote Growth of Tourism

The numbers of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during 2013, 2014, 2015 were 6.97 million, 7.68 million and 8.03 million, respectively. The Government of India has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for the citizens of 161 countries including Japan for which facility of Visa on Arrival is also available. Names of the countries for which the e-Tourist Visa facility is available are given below.

 

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e- Tourist Visa (e-TV) during January to November, 2016 were 9,17,446 registering a growth of 168.5% over same period of previous year. This indicates success of the e-TV Scheme

 

LIST OF THE COUNTRIES FOR WHICH E-TOURIST VISA FACILITY IS AVAILABLE ARE AS BELOW:

 

Sl. No.

List of the Countries

Sl. No.

List of the Countries

Sl. No.

List of the Countries

1.

Andorra

37.

Croatia

73

Jordan

2.

Angola

38.

Cuba

74.

Kenya

3.

Anguilla

39.

Cyprus

75.

Kiribati

4.

Antigua & Barbuda

40.

Czech Republic

76.

Laos

5.

Albania

41.

Denmark

77.

Latvia

6.

Austria

42.

Djibouti

78.

Lesotho

7.

Argentina

43.

Dominica

79.

Liberia

8.

Armenia

44.

Dominican Republic

80.

Liechtenstein

9.

Aruba

45.

East Timor

81.

Lithuania

10.

Australia

46.

Ecuador

82.

Luxembourg

11.

Azerbaijan

47.

El Salvador

83.

Macedonia

12.

Bahamas

48.

Eritrea

84.

Madagascar

13.

Barbados

49.

Estonia

85.

Malawi

14.

Belgium

50.

Fiji

86.

Malaysia

15.

Belize

51.

Finland

87.

Mali

16.

Bolivia

52.

France

88.

Malta

17.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

53.

Gabon

89.

Marshall Islands

18.

Botswana

54.

Gambia

90.

Mauritius

19.

Brazil

55.

Georgia

91.

Mexico

20.

Brunei

56.

Germany

92.

Micronesia

21.

Bulgaria

57.

Ghana

93.

Moldova

22.

Burundi

58.

Greece

94.

Monaco

23.

Cambodia

59.

Grenada

95.

Mongolia

24.

Cameron Union Republic

60.

Guatemala

96.

Montenegro

25.

Canada

61.

Guinea

97.

Montserrat

26.

Cape Verde

62.

Guyana

98.

Mozambique

27.

Cayman Island

63.

Haiti

99.

Myanmar

28.

Chile

64.

Honduras

100.

Namibia

29.

China

65.

Hungary

101.

Nauru

30.

China- SAR Macau

66.

Iceland

102.

Netherlands

31.

China-SAR Hongkong

67.

Indonesia

103.

New Zealand

32.

Colombia

68.

Ireland

104.

Nicaragua

33.

Comoros

69.

Israel

105.

Niger Republic

34.

Cook Islands

70.

Italy

106.

Niue Island

35.

Costa Rica

71.

Jamaica

107.

Norway

36.

Cote d'lvoire

72.

Japan

108.

Oman

 

Sl. No.

List of the Countries

Sl. No.

List of the Countries

109.

Palau

154.

USA

110.

Palestine

155.

Uzbekistan

111.

Panama

156.

Vanuatu

112.

Papua New Guinea

157.

Vatican City-Holy See

113.

Paraguay

158.

Venezuela

114.

Peru

159.

Vietnam

115.

Philippines

160.

Zambia

116.

Poland

161.

Zimbabwe

117.

Portugal

 

 

118.

Republic of Korea

 

 

119.

Romania

 

 

120.

Russia

 

 

121.

Rwanda

 

 

122.

Saint Christopher and Nevis

 

 

123.

Saint Lucia

 

 

124.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

 

 

125.

Samoa

 

 

126.

San Marino

 

 

127.

Senegal

 

 

128.

Serbia

 

 

129.

Seychelles

 

 

130.

Sierra Leone

 

 

131.

Singapore

 

 

132.

Slovakia

 

 

133.

Slovenia

 

 

134.

Solomon Islands

 

 

135.

South Africa

 

 

136.

Spain

 

 

137.

Sri Lanka

 

 

138.

Suriname

 

 

139.

Swaziland

 

 

140.

Sweden

 

 

141.

Switzerland

 

 

142.

Taiwan

 

 

143.

Tanzania

 

 

144.

Tajikistan

 

 

145.

Thailand

 

 

146.

Tonga

 

 

147.

Trinidad & Tobago

 

 

148.

Turks & Caicos Island

 

 

149.

Tuvalu

 

 

150.

UAE

 

 

151.

Ukraine

 

 

152.

United Kingdom

 

 

153.

Uruguay

 

 

 

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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