If you’re looking for a list of countries offering visa on arrival for Indians, then look no further! 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, if have not planned your summer travel for this year yet, no sweat!
With many countries now offering Visa on Arrival (VOA) to Indian passport holders, travelling abroad is no longer a daunting experience. So pack your bags and head to an amazing summer vacation with family and friends to any of these beautiful countries that offer Visa on Arrival for Indians.
Thailand, Bhutan Cambodia, Maldives, Macau, Indonesia, Iraq, Nepal, Laos, Jordan, Timor Leste
Mauritius, Seychelles, Togo, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Comoros Islands
Ecuador, Dominica, Bolivia, Guyana
British Virgin Islands, Haiti, St Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada,
Trinidad & Tobago, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Turks & Caicos
Cook Islands, El Salvador, Fiji, Micronesia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tuvalu, Nieu, Palau
All European countries need a pre-approved visa.
Please note: Visa requirements keep changing for every country. At the time of publishing this post, the above-listed countries provide Visa on arrival for Indians.
By the popularity of destinations abroad, travelling there isn’t the nightmare that we consider it to be. Here are some of the must-visit destinations abroad, that you should consider for a summer trip that offer visa-on-arrival.
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 a completed visa application form and confirmed flight tickets. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 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. The Cambodian ecosystem is one of a kind and should be a must-visit for all Wildlife lovers. Cambodia is a popular summer destination that is a part of every ardent traveller’s travel aspirations!
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 with 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 that cannot be missed. Where else can you float without a life jacket as the high salt content keeps you buoyant? Or you could visit Petra that boasts of possessing an ancient city carved out of sandstone, that’s now a part of the 7 wonders of the world.
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: Visit Ubud, the cultural hub and go to Mt. Batur, which is an active volcano.Enjoy the sun on the white sands that melt away into azure waters that ensure that you leave with beautiful memories and memorable experiences to be preserved for the rest of your life.
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 $30 per person per day of their stay.
Tip: Maldives boasts of one of the world’s top diving and snorkelling experiences and is a great way to experience the fascinating underwater life filled with the vibrant denizens of the coral reef. The pristine beaches lull you into a daze and demand for you to leave behind your troubles and enjoy Maldives as the popular tourist destination that it is.
Indians coming to Macau can get a Visa on Arrival for free, for a maximum stay of 30 days. Ensure that you have proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay (US$ 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.
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 a 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. Mauritius features on the list of the most sought after tourist destinations in the whole world, however, when in Mauritius, you’ll never feel like it’s crowded. Depending on the traveller’s choice, Mauritius could be restful or eventful!
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. Nepal is also a shopper’s paradise and should be one of the first places you visit abroad considering it’s proximity to India. Don’t forget to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.
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.
Tip: Seychelles 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.
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.
Tip: Thailand is known for its glittering temples or Wats, so be sure to include at least one of these in your trip.
And a few more…
Other nations that allow visa on arrival for Indians are Senegal, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, South Ossetia, Svalbard, Transnistria, Réunion, Kish Island, Palestine, and Jeju Island.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out now!