What’s the first thing you do when you plan a vacation? Book tickets? Nahh. Pack bags? Nopes! Ask family and friends for tips? Nopes. It is go to the Visa page and check out the Visa procedure. Be it for a simple 10-day vacation or a one-month long sojourn, the first thing that crosses an Indian’s mind as soon as he/she thinks of vacation is the Visa hassle. Crazy procedures, long wait and intense question-answer sessions – The Indian hates the Visa procedure. And there are some countries in the world which don’t even have a procedure for Indians and are clueless when it comes to issuing a visa to Indians, namely, Ukraine!
So then, when news like this: that there are 62 countries in the world where Indians can travel without a visa, send us up dancing, we can’t be blamed! Yes, that’s right. There are 62 amazing countries in the world that Indians can visit sans a visa. Ok. Let is alter that a bit. These are the countries Indians can visit without any prior visa. Please note that some of these do require an on-arrival or e-Visa. Take a look at the countries below:
Let us explore 62 countries that offer Visa On Arrival For Indians.
- 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.
- Hong Kong, Asia
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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.
- Macau, Asia
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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.
- Nepal, Asia
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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.
- 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.
- South Korea (only Jeju island), Asia
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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.
- Maldives, Asia
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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.
- Haiti, North America
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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.
- Jamaica, North America
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Jamaica is well known for its beaches and all inclusive resorts. Enter this country for 30 dayswith visa on arrival facility.
- Dominica, North America
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Discover the unspoilt beauty of Dominica with visa on arrival valid for 6 months for Indians.
- Fiji, Oceania
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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.
- Thailand, Asia
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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
- Mauritius, Africa
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Visit the pristine beaches of Mauritius with Indian visa on arrival valid for 14 days for Indian passport holders.
- Indonesia, Asia
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This archipelago that houses several natural wonders can be visited with visa on arrival valid for 30 days.
- 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.
- Cape Verde, Africa
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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.
- Ecuador, South America
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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.
- Guyana, South America
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Admire the beauty of the dense forests of Guyana with visa on arrival facility for Indians valid for 30 days.
- Jordan, Asia
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If the ancient monuments of Jordan captivate you, visit this historical country with visa on arrival facility for Indian citizens valid for 2 weeks.
- Laos, Asia
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Visit the stunning backwaters of Loas with visa on arrival for Indian citizens valid for 30 days.
- Saint Lucia, North America
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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.
- Senegal, Africa
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Visit this enamoring French Colonial heritage with visa on arrival facility from India valid for 30 days.
- Trinidad and Tobago, South America
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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.
- Tuvalu, Oceania
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This Polynesian island is home to beautiful underwater world. Visit this island with visa on arrival valid for 14 days.
- 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.
- Palau, Oceania
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This pristine paradise can be visited easily with visa on arrival facility from India.
- El Salvador, North America
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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.
- Nauru, Oceania
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This potato shaped country can be accessed from India with visa on arrival facility valid for 30 days stay.
- Djibouti, Africa
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Discover the volcanic formations and Red Sea beaches of Djibouti with Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
- 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.
- Bolivia, South America
A beautiful city nestled amidst rugged mountains with superlative natural beauty.
- Burundi, Africa
An amalgamation of soaring mountains relaxed lakeside communities with a conflicting past.
- Cambodia, Asia
A Southeast Asian gem, where the phenomena of ‘time capsule’ comes alive. Ruins were never this beautiful!
- 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.
- Ethiopia, Africa
The perfect blend of culture and nature, Ethiopia is in one word is Utopia!
- Grenada, Caribbean
Popular as a spice island, Grenada is a breath of nutmeg, cinnamon with a breathtaking backdrop of colorful colonial houses.
- Madagascar, Africa
Discover this island, straight out of the movie, just the way it is shown!
- Malawi, Africa
An ideal first stop for your ‘African Safari’, right here!
- Marshall Islands, Oceania
The land of flat coral islands, this is where you will find the world’s expert fishers and navigators.
- Mauritania, Africa
Beautifully barren, this one’s perfect for fans of minimalism. Great option for a transit to Marrakesh, Dakar or Bamako.
- 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!
- Samoa, Oceania
Easily a synonym to serenity, the Samoa islands, juxtapose it wild and spirited character just rightly.
- 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.
- Suriname, South America
A warm place where cool rivers converge, Suriname is effervescent!
- Tanzania, Africa
Home to the glorious Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has wildlife, beaches, ruins, friendly people and fascinating cultures summing it up for you.
- Timor-Leste, Asia
Beautiful beaches, rock-strewn mountains and an unadulterated civilization, Timor-Leste is surreal.
- 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!
- Uganda, Africa
Wild, rustic, verdant and evolving, Uganda is emerging as a country to watch out for.
- Vanuatu, Oceania
A blissful island minus any commercialization, Vanuatu is ecstasy!
- Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Europe
Explore this beautiful oldest wildlife refuge in Europe, that rightly comprehends its being of a Unesco World Heritage Site!
- 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.
- South Ossetia, Russia
Picturesque to an extent that looks like a painting, South Ossetia is a dreamland.
- Svalbard, Norway
A Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard is where you will find plenty of snowcapped mountains and glaciers.
- Transnistria, Russia
A world in its own, Transnistria is one country no one has ever heard of.
- Réunion, French department
An island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, Réunion is home to majestic landscapes with sensational rugged topography.
- 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.
- Kish Island, Island in the Persian Gulf
An Iranian gem, the Kish island has beautiful clean beaches with modern buildings and duty-free shopping.
- 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!
- 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!
- Montserrat, British Overseas Territory
Tranquil and serene, Montserrat is one of the best un-commercialized Caribbean islands.
- Cook Islands, Island country near New Zealand
Explore the untouched charm of cool, calm, blue lagoons with world-class hospitality.
- 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.|