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:
- East Timor
- St Lucia
- St Vincent & the Grenadines
- Turks & Caicos Island
- United Kingdom
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:
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