Tourist Visa on Arrival facility is extended to four more countries
In order to attract more tourists to India, the government has extended its Tourist Visa on Arrival facility to the nationals of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines from next month. From 1st January 2010, this scheme was introduced to the nationals of Japan, Singapore, Finland, Luxembourg and New Zealand from January 1, this year.
The TVOA facility shall not be applicable to the holders of Diplomatic or Official Passports. Further, TVOA shall not be granted to foreigners who have permanent residence or occupation in India. Such persons can visit India on normal visa, as applicable.
The TVOA will be allowed for a maximum period of 30 days with single entry facility by immigration officers at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Airports on payment of US$ 60 or equivalent amount in Indian rupees per passenger including children.
This facility will definitely be going attract more tourists as foreign currency in to the country.