more airports in India to be declared entry points for e-visa
Delhi: Seven more airports, including Prime Minister Narendra
Modi's constituency Varanasi and Ahmedabad in his home state,
will soon be declared as entry points along with the existing
nine where citizens from eligible countries can land with
an e-tourist visa.
these two, Jaipur, Amritsar, Gaya, Lucknow and Trichy will
be declared as entry points as government is expecting rush
of Chinese tourists to India when the e-tourist visa facility
will be finally rolled out to the citizens of the neighbouring
existing nine airports where one can land with an e-tourist
visa are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai,
Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram.
are also planning to set up additional counters in the existing
nine airports as we are expecting rush of Chinese tourists,"
a Home Ministry official said.
promised by the Prime Minister, India is all set to roll out
e-tourist visa facility to Chinese nationals along with citizens
of 31 more countries soon.
related to e-visa to be offered
to citizens of the 31 countries were discussed threadbare
at a high-level meeting attended by representatives of ministries
of Home, External Affairs and Tourism today.
are going on smoothly. We want to announce some more countries
along with China whose citizens will be offered e-tourist
visa," the official said.
the countries that will benefit from the extension are the
UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Tanzania and
countries whose citizens will also be eligible for e-visas
are Armenia, Aruba, Belgium, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Hungary,
Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Panama, Peru,
Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, St Lucia, St Vincent & the
Grenadines, Surinam, Sweden, East Timor, Turks and Caicos
Islands, Uruguay and Venezuela.