India launches electronic visa facility for 43 countries

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To give a boost to Indian tourism, the government has officially unveiled the much awaited Visa on Arrival (VoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for 43 countries. With this latest mode of tourist visa on arrival, citizens of these 43 countries can now easily avail ETA through nine major Indian airports with the help of a digitized procedure sitting back at home. On arrival to India, visitors have to present the authorization to immigration authorities who would then put a stamp and enable their entry to India.

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The countries which will be able to avail Indian visa under this scheme for a duration of 30 days includes Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and Vanuatu.

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Foreigners who wish to visit India for the purpose of recreation, sight- seeing, short term medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, etc can avail this facility. However, TVoA enabled with ETA cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year. Nine international airports of India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa will offer VoA to tourists.

Check out list of Airports in India .

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