62 International Destinations That Allow Visa On Arrival For Indians

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Many a times you would have avoided the idea of international travel from India for the fear of fulfilling all that documentation process for Visa. Rejoice! Do you know How many countries can you travel with Indian passport? Yes, there are at least 62 countries that offer visa on arrival (VOA) for the Indian citizens to enter. Well that would mean that you can simply decide to travel, purchase your tickets and bon voyage! Having access to these over 62 countries situates the Indian passport at number 76th in the world among the list of countries with highest number of visa free or visa on arrival destinations.

Here's list of 62 countries offering visa on arrival for Indians in 2017.

Asia Africa North America Oceania South America Europe Central America
Bhutan Seychelles Haiti Fiji Ecuador Svalbard Grenada
Macau Mauritius Jamaica Micronesia Guyana South Ossetia Montserrat
Nepal Cape Verde Dominica Tuvalu Trinidad &Tobago Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Jeju island Senegal Saint Lucia Palau Bolivia Transnistria British Virgin Islands
Maldives Djibouti Saint Kitts & Nevis Nauru Suriname Reunion, French department  
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Guinea- Bissau El Salvador Marshall Islands   Schengen Visa From India for other countries  
Indonesia Burundi   Samoa      
Jordan Comoros   Vanuatu      
Cambodia Ethiopia   Cook Islands      
Laos Madagascar   Pitcairn Islands      
Timor-Leste Malawi          
Thailand Mauritania          
Palestine Somalia          
Kish Island Tanzania          
  Togo          
  Uganda          
  Saint Helena          

 

Let's explore these countries that issues on arrival visa for Indians in detail.

1. Bhutan, Asia

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Visit the kingdom of Bhutan and explore its insuperable heights with visa on arrival. Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldives nationals can obtain a 14 days tourist visa at the port of entry on producing a valid Indian passport with a minimum of 6 month validity. Indian passport holders should definitely visit this nearest country and get stamped.

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2. Hong Kong, Asia

UPDATE - There will not be visa-on-arrival for Indian travellers to Hong Kong from Jan 23 2017. Instead a pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals will be put in a place. Applicants (Indian nationals) must apply online and successfully complete pre-arrival registration before they can visit or transit the HKSAR visa-free (if seeking to enter the HKSAR during transit). Pre-arrival registration is not required in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area. The pre-arrival registration is valid for six months, during which the applicant can visit Hong Kong multiple times. Indian nationals must furnish an uo;approval slip” before boarding a plane or ship to the city. 

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Explore Hong Kong, the country of skyscrapers and ancient traditions. 

3. Macau, Asia

Visit Macau, the ultimate destination for understanding the Chinese heritage. Being an Indian you can avail 30 days visa on arrival to enter this country.

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4. Nepal, Asia

This neighbourhood country offers you the best views of pristine nature. Indian citizens may live and work freely in Nepal under the terms of the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. 

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5. Seychelles, Africa

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Visit this archipelago that is known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Indians can avail Visa on arrival for one month for this country.

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6. South Korea (only Jeju island), Asia

Jeju is a South Korean island in the Korea Strait that is known for its volcanic landscape full of craters and cavelike lava tubes. Only this island in South Korea provides visa on arrival for 30 days to Indian citizens.

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7. Maldives, Asia

Explore the underwater beauty and things to do in Maldives with visa on arrival facility. A free Maldives Tourist Visa which is valid for approximately 90 days is issued to Indian nationals on arriving at the airport in Maldives. 

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8. Haiti, North America

Visit Haiti, a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Indians can enter this country for 30 days with visa on arrival facility.

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9. Jamaica, North America

Jamaica is well known for its beaches and all inclusive resorts. Enter this country for 30 days with visa on arrival facility.

10.  Dominica, North America

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Discover the unspoilt beauty of Dominica with visa on arrival valid for 6 months for Indians.

 

11. Fiji, Oceania

Visit Fiji, the ultimate destination for every beach bum. Being an Indian citizen, you can enter its boundaries with visa on arrival valid for 6 months.

12. Thailand, Asia

Today, you can also reach Thailand from India via road. This country charges Visa fee of 1000 Thai Baht. Visa on Arrival has to be obtained at First point of Entry/Landing not the Final Destination. Thailand is also the honeymoon destination in Asia preferred by Indian couples looking for destinations outside India

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13. Mauritius, Africa

Visit the pristine beaches of Mauritius with Indian visa on arrival valid for 14 days for Indian passport holders.

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14. Indonesia, Asia

This archipelago that houses several natural wonders can be visited with visa on arrival valid for 30 days.

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15. Micronesia, Oceania

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You can visit this subregion of Oceania embellished with several islands with visa on arrival facility valid for 30 days.

16. Cape Verde, Africa

Wonder at the beauty of this arrow shaped archipelago that can be entered by Indians with the facility of visa on arrival valid for 30 days.

17. Ecuador, South America

Visit the diverse landscape of Ecuador  that encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galpagos Islands with visa on arrival facility for Indians valid for 14 days.

18. Guyana, South America

Admire the beauty of the dense forests of Guyana with visa on arrival facility for Indians valid for 30 days.

19. Jordan, Asia

If the ancient monuments of Jordan captivate you, visit this historical country with visa on arrival facility for Indian citizens valid for 2 weeks.

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20. Laos, Asia

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Visit the stunning backwaters of Loas with visa on arrival for Indian citizens valid for 30 days.

21. Saint Lucia, North America

Saint Lucia is famous for its beaches and reef-diving sites, as well as its rain forested interior with waterfalls such as at Toraille. Visit this paradisiacal beauty with visa on arrival from India valid for 6 weeks.

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22. Senegal, Africa

Visit this enamoring French Colonial heritage with visa on arrival facility from India valid for 30 days.

23. Trinidad and Tobago, South America

Trinidad has always accommodated Indians since British Raj. Visit this twin island country off the northern edge of South America with on arrival Visa for Indians valid for 90 days.

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24. Tuvalu, Oceania

This Polynesian island is home to beautiful underwater world. Visit this island with visa on arrival valid for 14 days.

25. Saint Kitts and Nevis, North America

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This two-island nation combines beaches with beauteous mountains.  Enter this West Indian country with visa on arrival facility.

 

26. Palau, Oceania

This pristine paradise can be visited easily with visa on arrival facility from India.

27. El Salvador, North America

From India, you can easily visit this Central American nation known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surfing and mountainous landscape. Visa on arrival facility is available for a visit of 30 days.

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28. Nauru, Oceania

This potato shaped country can be accessed from India with visa on arrival facility valid for 30 days stay.

29. Djibouti, Africa

Discover the volcanic formations and Red Sea beaches of Djibouti with Visa on arrival valid for 30 days

 

30. Guinea- Bissau, Africa

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Explore the natural beauty of this West African country with Visa on arrival valid for 90 days for Indian passport holders.

31. Bolivia, South America

A beautiful city nestled amidst rugged mountains with superlative natural beauty. 

32. Burundi, Africa

An amalgamation of soaring mountains relaxed lakeside communities with a conflicting past.

33. Cambodia, Asia

A Southeast Asian gem, where the phenomena of ‘time capsule’ comes alive. Ruins were never this beautiful!

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34. Comoros, Africa

Sprawling across the Indian Ocean, this hidden gem is home to the world’s best underwater treasure along with the perfect dose of serendipity. 

35. Ethiopia, Africa

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The perfect blend of culture and nature, Ethiopia is in one word is Utopia! 

36. Grenada, Caribbean

Popular as a spice island, Grenada is a breath of nutmeg, cinnamon with a breathtaking backdrop of colorful colonial houses. 

37. Madagascar, Africa

Discover this island, straight out of the movie, just the way it is shown! 

38. Malawi, Africa

An ideal first stop for your ‘African Safari’, right here!

39. Marshall Islands, Oceania

The land of flat coral islands, this is where you will find the world’s expert fishers and navigators.

40. Mauritania, Africa

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Beautifully barren, this one’s perfect for fans of minimalism. Great option for a transit to Marrakesh, Dakar or Bamako.

41. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

Pristine beaches and sparkling blue waters, with a lighthouse on a hill; not a story book but the idealistic island of SVG!

42. Samoa, Oceania

Easily a synonym to serenity, the Samoa islands, juxtapose it wild and spirited character just rightly.

43. Somalia, Africa

Located at the Horn of Africa, and bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Somalia is an evolving country, after a troubled past. Its beautiful beaches contradict of its past happenings.

44. Suriname, South America

A warm place where cool rivers converge, Suriname is effervescent! 

45. Tanzania, Africa

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Home to the glorious Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has wildlife, beaches, ruins, friendly people and fascinating cultures summing it up for you.

46. Timor-Leste, Asia

Beautiful beaches, rock-strewn mountains and an unadulterated civilization, Timor-Leste is surreal.

47. Togo, West Africa

Love taking the off-beaten part! Togo will delight you with its great diversity of landscapes, from the lakes and palm-fringed beaches lacing the Savannah land!

48. Uganda, Africa

Wild, rustic, verdant and evolving, Uganda is emerging as a country to watch out for.

49. Vanuatu, Oceania

A blissful island minus any commercialization, Vanuatu is ecstasy! 

50. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Europe

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Explore this beautiful oldest wildlife refuge in Europe, that rightly comprehends its being of a Unesco World Heritage Site! 

51. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey

Accommodating several medieval castles’ ruins the Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus is a huge archaeological site, exploring which is a great experience. 

52. South Ossetia, Russia

Picturesque to an extent that looks like a painting, South Ossetia is a dreamland.

53. Svalbard, Norway

A Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard is where you will find plenty of snowcapped mountains and glaciers. 

54. Transnistria, Russia

A world in its own, Transnistria is one country no one has ever heard of. 

55. Réunion, French department

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An island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, Réunion is home to majestic landscapes with sensational rugged topography.

56. Saint Helena, Island in the Atlantic Ocean

A volcanic tropical island, Saint Helena is one of the world's most isolated islands of verdant mountains and beautiful sceneries. 

57. Kish Island, Island in the Persian Gulf

An Iranian gem, the Kish island has beautiful clean beaches with modern buildings and duty-free shopping.

58. Palestine, Middle-east

If you have a thing for surreal beauty, Palestine will leave you mesmerized. Here, there is art, culture, history, great food, warm people and good music! 

59. British Virgin Islands, British Overseas Territory

A celeb favorite the BVI is the ultimate respite from the city lives daunts with its superb ocean and things to do!

60. Montserrat, British Overseas Territory

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Tranquil and serene, Montserrat is one of the best un-commercialized Caribbean islands. 

61. Cook Islands, Island country near New Zealand

Explore the untouched charm of cool, calm, blue lagoons with world-class hospitality.

62. Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory

Exploring this, one of the world’s most mysterious islands is sure to be one adventure!


We've listed down a summary of countries that offer visa on arrival for Indians along with its validity:

62 Countries That Provide Visa On Arrival For Indians

Country Visa Validity and Travel Duration
Bhutan, Asia 14 days tourist visa and 6 month validity
Hong Kong, Asia 14 days tourist visa
Macau, Asia 30 days visa on arrival
Nepal, Asia May live and work freely in Nepal under the terms of the 1950 Indo-Nepal treaty of peace and friendship
Seychelles, Africa 1 month
South Korea (only Jeju island), Asia Visa on arrival for 30 days
Maldives, Asia Visa on arrival for 90 days
Haiti, North America Visa on arrival for 30 days
Jamaica, North America Visa on arrival for 30 days
Dominica, North America Not required. 6 month validity.
Fiji, Oceania Visa on arrival valid for 6 months
Thailand, Asia 15 days
Mauritius, Africa Visa on arrival for 14 days
Indonesia, Asia Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Micronesia, Oceania Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Cape Verde, Africa Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Ecuador, South America Visa on arrival for 14 days
Guyana, South America Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Jordan, Asia Visa on arrival valid for 2 weeks
Laos, Asia Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Saint Lucia, North America Visa on arrival valid for 6 weeks
Senegal, Africa Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Trinidad and Tobago, South America Visa on arrival valid for 90 days
Tuvalu, Oceania Visa on arrival for 14 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis, North America Valid for 3 months
Palau, Oceania Visa on arrival
El Salvador, North America Valid for 90 days
Nauru, Oceania Visa on arrival facility valid for 30 days stay
Djibouti, Africa Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
Guinea- Bissau, Africa Visa on arrival is declared for Indian citizens but not officially implemented yet
Bolivia, South America 90 days, visa on arrival only at La Paz,Santa Cruz airport. Land entry requires prior Visa or Invitation which is free of cost.
Burundi, Africa 3 months
Cambodia, Asia 30 days. 30 USD to be paid in USD
Comoros, Africa Visa on arrival
Ethiopia, Africa Visa on arrival
Grenada, Caribbean 3 months
Madgascar, Africa 30 days free of charge
Malawi, Africa Visa on arrival
Marshall Islands, Oceania 90 days
Mauritania, Africa` Available at NouakchottOumtounsy InterVisa on arrivaltioVisa on arrivall Airport.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean 1 month
Samoa, Oceania 60 days, Entry Permit on arrival.
Somalia, Africa 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted
to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
Suriname, South America Tourist Card on arrival, 90 days; available at Johan Adolf Pengel InterVisa on arrivaltioVisa on arrivall Airport.
Tanzania, Africa Visa on arrival
Timor-Leste, Asia 30 days
Togo, West Africa 7 days
Uganda, Africa Visa on arrival; May apply online.
Vanuatu, Oceania Visa not required; 30 days
Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Europe 3 days; must first obtain an electronic pass
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey Visa not required; 3 months
South Ossetia, Russia Visa not required; Multiple entry visa to Russia and three-day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia
Svalbard, Norway No one requires a visa to enter Svalbard but it's practically impossible to board a flight/ferry to Svalbard without entering Norway. Hence double entry Schengen visa would be required to go and come back from Svalbard to mainland Norway
Transnistria, Russia Registration required after 24h
Réunion, French department 15 days but only if trip arranged through approved travel agencies
Saint Helena, Island in the Atlantic Ocean Visitor's Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.
Kish Island, Island in the Persian Gulf Visitors to Kish Island do not require a visa.
Palestine, Middle-east Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.
British Virgin Islands, British Overseas Territory Visa not required; 30 days
Montserrat, British Overseas Territory Visa not required; 6 months
Cook Islands, Island country near New Zealand Visa not required; 31 days
Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory Visa not required; 14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.

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Note: The article was updated from 30 countries that offer Visa on arrival for Indians to 62 countries to provide a deeper insight to Indian travellers for planning their international trips. 

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