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(07-August, 2015 18:58 IST )

Government extends e-Tourist Visa scheme to 36 more countries and 7 more airports from August 15, 2015


The Government of India has launched e Tourist Visa on November 27, 2014. The scheme has been extended to 77 countries at nine airports designated for providing e-Tourist visa service till now.

 

The Centre is now going to extend this facility to 36 more countries from August 15, 2015. The new countries being included in e-Tourist Visa scheme are:

 

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 Island

34.  United¬† Kingdom

35.  Uruguay

36.  Venezuela

 

With this addition, the total count of countries under the scheme will go upto 113 (One hundred Thirteen). Simultaneously, the Centre is going to add 7 more Indian airports as designated airports for entry on e-Tourist Visa from August 15, 2015. New Airports being included in the scheme are:

 

1.      Ahmedabad

2.      Amritsar

3.      Gaya

4.      Jaipur

5.      Lucknow

6.      Tirchy

7.      Varanasi

 

With this, the total number of designated airports will become 16.

 

Since the launch of the scheme on November 27, 2014, more than 2,00,000 (Two lac) e-TVs have been issued till now. It is expected that this substantial addition of countries and airports will give big boost to tourism industry in the country.

 

Further details in this regard may be checked on the e-Tourist Visa website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.

 

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