India Offers Visa on Arrivals to 40 Countries in Bid to Boost Tourism
Tourists visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. Reuters / Vijay Mathur
India’s reputation was severely impacted after news of a series of attacks against women spread worldwide. Of all its initiatives to earn back visitors, this is the most practical and likely most successful.
Excerpt from Times of India
India is set to roll out the red carpet for foreign tourists. The government on Monday cleared a slew of measures including extending visa on arrival (VoA) to 40 countries, establishing an online application system for visas and facilitating visa on arrival for pensioners and those attending conferences.
The decision means foreign tourists will be able to apply for an Indian visa from the comfort of their homes while citizens from 40 countries including the US, the UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Russia and China among others will avail visa on arrival when they land on Indian shores.