Easing entry norms into the country, India has extended e-tourist visas to 31 more countries, which will benefit citizens from countries like France, Canada, Chile, the Bahamas, Cayman Island, Georgia, and Macedonia.
The facility will become operational by June 15; seven more airports –where tourists can avail themselves of the facility –have also been commissioned. These airports where the facility will now be available are Jaipur, Amritsar, Gaya, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanashi, and Ahmedabad.
The e-tourist visa scheme, which was launched last year in November, currently covers 45 countries and is serviced at nine designated airports in India. With the latest announcements, the number of countries would go up to 76, while the total number of airports where the service can be availed would reach 16.
The government intends to extend the facility to more countries in coming times, which will be done in a phased manner, government officials informed.
In fact, the Modi-led government at the center, by the end of the fiscal year, plans to bring 150 countries under the scheme. This was reflected in the Union Budget 2015-16 presented Arun Jaitley.
|Anguilla||Antigua & Barbuda||Australia||Bahamas||Barbados|
|Cook Islands||Costa Rica||Djibouti||Dominica||Dominican Republic|
|Nauru||New Zealand||Nicaragua||Niue Island||Norway|
|Oman||Palau||Palestine||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay|
|Philippines||Republic of Korea||Republic of Macedonia||Russia||Saint Christopher and Nevis|
|Samoa||Singapore||Solomon Islands||Sri Lanka||Thailand|
|Vanuatu||Vatican City-Holy See||Vietnam|
For more information visit Indian Government Online Visa Website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/
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