Thursday, 30 July 2015

Countries Offering Visa on Arrival for Indians

Countries Offering Visa on Arrival for Indians

There was a time when planning a holiday abroad meant first having to deal with the hassle of applying for a visa. Those dreadful queues, the never ending documents, the inquisitive questions and then that long wait for the much awaited piece of paper, a.k.a. the visa, your license to travel. Phew! But, not anymore.
With many countries now offering Visa on Arrival (VOA) to Indian passport holders, travelling abroad is no longer a daunting experience. Some of the countries that offer Visa on Arrival for Indians include:
AsiaAfricaSouth AmericaNorth AmericaOceaniaEurope
ThailandMauritiusBoliviaEl SalvadorFijiAlbania
CambodiaSeychellesGuyanaSt LuciaSamoaGeorgia
Sri LankaEgypt JamaicaNauru 
Hong KongKenya Saint Kitts and NevisTuvalu 
MacauTanzania St Vincent  
IndonesiaEthiopia Grandines  
MyanmarMadagascar Trinidad & Tobago  
VietnamMozambique    
MaldivesDjibouti    
JordanSao Tome & Principe    
Timor LesteUganda    
LaosGuinea-Bissau    
AzerbaijanGambia    
MangoliaCape Verde    
IranBurundi    
LebanonComoros    
IsraelTogo    
Kazakhstancameroon    
KyrgyzstanEritrea    
TajikistanCondo    
TurkmenistanGabon    
 Ghana    
 Mali    
 Liberia    
 Sierra Leone    

Going by the popularity of destinations, here are some of the must-visit destinations that offer visa-free travel:

Cambodia

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Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for Cambodia, for a maximum stay of 30 days, by paying a fee of US$ 20. You must have a passport photo, sufficient funds to cover your stay in Cambodia, and travel documents like visa and confirmed flight tickets. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 4 months from the date of arrival.
Tip: Whether you are a history buff or not, Angkor Wat is a must visit. Marvel at the intricate carvings of Shiva, Vishnu and other Hindu deities at this majestic temple.

Hong Kong

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Indians can obtain a visa at the Hong Kong airport, free of charge, for a stay of 14 days. They must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover their stay, along with confirmed onward or return flight tickets.
Tip: Embark on a magical experience at Disneyland and enjoy a day of fun and adventure, no matter what your age.

Indonesia

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All it takes is US$ 25 for Indians to get a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia, for a maximum stay of 30 days! You must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Indonesia, in addition to carrying confirmed flight tickets for the return or onward destination. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Indonesia.
Tip: Explore the island of Bali, known for some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Visit Ubud, the cultural hub and go to Mt. Batur, which is an active volcano.

Jordan

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Indians coming to Jordan can get a Visa on Arrival for 2 weeks by paying a fee of approximately US$ 30. They must carry at least US$ 1000 (or equivalent) to cover their stay and hold onward or return flight tickets for their next destination. Indians entering and exiting Jordan from Aqaba, along the Red Sea, are granted a 1 month visa for free.
Tip: Floating in the Dead Sea is definitely one of the top experiences in Jordan. Float without a life jacket as the high salt content keeps you buoyant.

Kenya

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Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for a maximum of 90 days by paying US$ 50. They must show evidence of sufficient funds to cover their stay, along with travel documents required for the next destination.
Tip: Experience the most famous wildlife safari in Masai Mara and spots animals like lions, cheetahs and leopards. You can also opt for the day-long hot air balloon safari!

Macau

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Indians coming to Macau can get a Visa on Arrival for free, for a maximum stay of 30 days. Ensure that you have proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay (US$ 60), as well as all travel documents for the return or onward destination.
Tip: Asia’s very own Vegas, Macau is known for its extensive number of casinos and gambling hubs. Touted as a popular destination for duty-free shopping, it is a Mecca for shopaholics.

Maldives

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Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for a maximum of 90 days, free of charge. They must carry documents for the next destination, like return or onward flight tickets. Those passengers without a hotel reservation must carry at least $30 per person per day of their stay.
TipMaldives boasts of one of the world’s top diving and snorkelling experiences and is a great way to see the fascinating underwater life.

Mauritius

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Indians can get Visa on Arrival for a maximum stay of 60 days, provided they hold a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius, a sponsorship letter, a confirmed booking for return flight and sufficient funds for expenses during their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day).
Tip: Visit Chamarel in Mauritius, a small village known for its seven coloured layers of sand.

Nepal

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A single entry Visa on Arrival is granted to Indians for a maximum stay of 150 days. The only thing you need to carry is a proof of nationality such as, passport, driving license or ration card with photo.
Tip: A Mecca for Mountaineers, Nepal boasts of a rich architectural heritage and some of the nicest people in the world. Don’t forget to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Seychelles

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Indians can obtain a Visa on Arrival for Seychelles, for a maximum stay of 30 days. To obtain the visa they must hold an onward or return ticket and funds of minimum US$ 150 per person per day, along with proof of accommodation.
TipSeychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean and is a popular destination for newlyweds, owing to its pristine beaches, azure waters and lush greenery.

Sri Lanka

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Indians can get a Visa on Arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days, provided they show evidence of ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) approval. They must carry proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Sri Lanka along with travel documents like, visas and confirmed onward or return flight tickets.
TipNuwara Eliya will remind you of a quaint English countryside, with its whimsical churches, Tudor-style houses and the scent of freshly cut tea.

Thailand

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Unlike foreign citizens, Indians can simply get a Visa on Arrival in Thailand for just US$ 35! Bear in mind that your stay does not exceed 15-30 days. In addition, Indians must hold the onward or return flight tickets plus a minimum of 10,000 baht per person.
TipThailand is known for its glittering temples or Wats, so be sure to include at least one of these in your trip.

Turkey

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Indians visiting Turkey can simply get a Visa on Arrival for US$ 20, provided they have a visa issued by the UK, US or a Schengen country.
TipCappadocia in Turkey is an entire city formed out of volcanic eruptions and has up to 36 underground cities!

And There's More

Here are some other countries that offer Visa on Arrival for Indians: Bolivia, Burundi, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Jamaica, Laos, Madagascar, Mongolia, St Lucia, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam.

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