India is extending the e-Tourist Visa scheme to 31 more countries. With this, the total number of countries under the scheme will go upto 76.
“This facility is being extended to 31 more countries from May 01, 2015. The new countries included in e-Tourist Visa scheme are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Cayman Island, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominic an Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Georgia, Grenada, Haiti, HolySee (Vatican), Honduras, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Paraguay, St.Kitts & Nevis and Seychelles,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement .
The scheme will be extended to more countries in a phased manner. The Government is committed to extend the scheme to 150 countries by the end of this financial year.
Government of India has launched e-Tourist Visa (old Name: Tourist Visa on arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) on November 27, 2014 to 45 countries from nine designated Indian Airports.
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