Thursday, February 25, 2016

Extension of e-Tourist Visa scheme to 37 more countries from 26th February 2016

Press Note
Extension of e-Tourist Visa scheme to 37 more countries from
26
th February 2016
Government of India has launched e Tourist Visa on 27th November
2014. Till now the scheme has been extended to 113 countries at nine
airports designated for providing e-Tourist visa service. Since the launch of
scheme above 7.50 lac Visas have been issued under the scheme. At
present on an average 3500 e-Tourist Visas are being granted daily to
foreign nationals.

In the budget announcement 2015-16 it was committed to extend the
scheme to 150 countries by March 2016. We are now going to extend this
facility to 37 more countries from 26th February 2016. The new countries
included in e-Tourist Visa scheme are

1. Albania
2. Austria
3. Bosnia & Herzegovina
4. Botswana, 5. Brunei
6. Bulgaria
7. Cape Verde
8. Comoros
9. Cote d'lvoire
10. Croatia
11. Czech Republic
12. Denmark
13. Eritrea
14. Gabon
15. Gambia
16. Ghana
17. Greece
18. Guinea
19. Iceland
20. Lesotho
21. Liberia
22. Madagascar
23. Malawi
24. Moldova
25. Namibia
26. Romania
27. San Marino
28. Senegal
29. Serbia
30. Slovakia
31. South Africa
32. Swaziland
33. Switzerland
34. Tajikistan
35. Trinidad & Tobago
36. Zambia
37. Zimbabwe

With this addition the total count of countries under the scheme will
become 150 (One hundred fifty).