Tag: e-visa

e-Visa scheme garners INR 14 billion revenue

Since the launch of the e-Visa scheme in 2014, the government has earned INR 14 billion as revenue from the scheme. Union Home Ministry officials said that the popular e-Visa scheme was availed by 1.9 million tourists in 2017 and it is expected that more than 2.5 million tourists will avail the facility in 2018. […]

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Cruise tourists with Indian e-visa exempted from biometric enrolment

In order to promote cruise tourism in the country and make India an attractive cruise tourism destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the request of Ministry of Shipping, has exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visa from the requirement of biometric enrolment for a period of three years, until December 31, 2020. This will make […]

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Online e-visa will boost global tourism drive in Oman

Oman’s new e-visa online portal is the most sophisticated in the Gulf, experts say and will help shape the future of tourism in the country. A Royal Oman Police spokesman, said, “You can apply from anywhere in the world and receive the visa in five minutes. All it takes are three steps. We hope to […]

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MoT to provide preloaded SIM Card for tourists arriving on E-visa

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, recently launched the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for providing preloaded SIM Card to foreign tourists arriving  through e-Visa. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that this unique initiative would assist the foreign tourists to communicate with their […]

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Malaysia officially launches e-visa facility to lure tourists from India

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid, was on a three-day working visit to India to boost bilateral ties between the two countries. Tourism was amongst the matters discussed with his Indian counterparts. At a high level gathering in New Delhi, the Deputy PM officially launched the Electronic Travel Authorisation Visa (e-visa) for […]

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Uganda to launch e-Visa applications from June

Uganda will be launching e-Visa applications, making it mandatory from June 1, 2016. Visitors must apply online and on submission of the completed application, intending travellers are to receive a bar coded email notification. The bar coded email has to be presented on arrival at any border post or airport. A visa sticker will then […]

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Malaysia announces e-visa facility for Indian travellers

Indian tourists travelling to Malaysia can now avail the e-visa, confirmed Vice President, AP Air Travellers Association, O Naresh Kumar. The e-visa system was commissioned on April 15, 2016. The visa will be processed in a period spanning between 24-48 hours. The processing fee is $25 (approximately Rs 1660) with visa fee of Rs 1000 […]

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Ministry of Tourism reports jump in the number of e-visas issued

With the expansion to 113 countries and territories and availability at 16 Indian airports, India issued a total of 445,300 e-tourist visas last year. According to the latest data from India’s Ministry of Tourism, the expansion of the e-visa programme led to a more than 1000% jump in the number of tourist visas issued, compared […]

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India to expand e-visas to 150 countries from March 2016

Dr Mahesh Sharma, India’s Minister for Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation recently confirmed that India will expand its e-Tourist Visa scheme to 150 countries in March 2016. Over 150,000 people from 76 countries have used to e-Tourist Visa since its launch in November last year. Applicable visitors can apply for the visas online prior to arrival in […]

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E-visa holders to get 7 more airports as entry points

Seven more airports will soon be declared as entry points along with the existing nine where citizens from eligible countries can land with an e-tourist visa. Airports which will be declared as the entry points include Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi, his home state Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Amritsar, Gaya, Lucknow and Tiruchirapalli. The progress […]

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