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60+ countries offering visa on arrival for Indians in 2018

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Many 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 by Indian passport? Yes, there are at least 61 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 61 countries situates the Indian passport at number 76th in the world among the list of countries with the highest number of visa-free or visa on arrival destinations.

1. Bhutan, Asia

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.

Visa fees for Bhutan: Free for Indian citizens

2. 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.

Visa fees for Macau: Free for Indian citizens

3. Nepal, Asia

This neighborhood 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. 

4. Seychelles, Africa

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.

Visa Fees For Seychelles: Free for Indian citizens

 5. 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 cave-like lava tubesOnly this island in South Korea provides visa on arrival for 30 days to Indian citizens.

Visa Fees For Jeju Island: Free for Indian citizens

6. Maldives, Asia

Explore the underwater beauty and things to do in the 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 the Maldives.

Fees required for obtaining visa on arrival – Free for Indian citizens

7. 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 on arrival visa facility.

Visa fees for Haiti: Free for Indian citizens

8. 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.

Visa fees for Jamaica: Free for Indian citizens

9. Dominica, North America

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

Visa fees for Dominica: Free for Indian citizens

10. 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.

Visa fees for Fiji: Free for Indian citizens

11. 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 the 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

Visa fees for Thailand: 1000 Thai Baht 

12. Mauritius, Africa

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

Visa fees for Mauritius: Free for Indian citizens

13. Indonesia, Asia

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

Visa fees for Indonesia: Free for Indian citizens

14. Micronesia, Oceania

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

Visa fees for Micronesia: Free for Indian citizens

15. Cape Verde, Africa

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

Visa fees for Cape Verde: Free for Indian citizens

16. 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.

Visa fees for Ecuador: Free for Indian citizens

17. Guyana, South America

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

Visa fees for Guyana: USD 25

18. 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.

Visa fees for Jordan: USD 30

Explore: Some of exciting things to do in Jordan

19. Laos, Asia

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

Visa fees for Loas: USD 40

20. 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 on arrival visa valid for 6 weeks.

Visa fees for Saint Lucia: USD 50

21. Senegal, Africa

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

Visa fees for Senegal: Free for Indian citizens

22. 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.

Visa fees for Trinidad and Tobago: USD 20

23. Tuvalu, Oceania

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

Visa fees for Tuvalu: Free for Indian citizens

24. 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.

Visa fees for Saint Kitts and Nevis: Free for Indian citizens

25. Palau, Oceania

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

Visa fees for Palau: Free for Indian citizens

26. 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.

Visa fees for El Salvador: USD 10

27. Nauru, Oceania

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

Visa fees for Nauru: Free for Indian citizens

28. Djibouti, Africa

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

Visa fees for Djibouti: Free for Indian citizens

29. Guinea- Bissau, Africa

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

Visa fees for Guinea: Free for Indian citizens

30. Bolivia, South America

A beautiful city nestled amidst rugged mountains with superlative natural beauty. If you are planning a trip here, the best time to visit Bolivia is May to October. This is when the weather is at its driest characterized by the peculiar cobalt blue skies. Despite being the winter season, this season sees a major footfall of tourists. Skip visiting in June or July as they temperatures are overwhelmingly low. Indian citizens can attain a thirty-day visa for Bolivia.

Visa fees for Bolivia: Free for invited Indian citizens

31. Burundi, Africa

An amalgamation of soaring mountains relaxed lakeside communities with a conflicting past. June is the best time to visit Burundi owing to favorable climatic conditions. Otherwise, all through the year the country experiences a good amount of rainfall, interfering with exploration. Rain is experienced in the months of September to November as well as February to May. It is best to avoid these months for a smooth sojourn. Indian citizens can avail a visa on arrival for maximum thirty days.
 
Visa fees for Burundi: USD 90

32. Cambodia, Asia

A Southeast Asian gem, where the phenomena of ‘time capsule’ comes alive. Ruins were never this beautiful! November to March is considered to be the best time to visit Cambodia. However, given this fact the country sees a huge footfall of visitors making most of the facilities like restaurants and accommodations an expensive affair. If you are looking for the best time to budget travel in Cambodia then the months of May to October is ideal 

Visa fees for Cambodia: USD 20

33. 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. May to November is considered to the best time to visit Comoros, given the fact that this when the weather here is relatively dry, compared to the rest of the year. This is also when the temperatures are pleasantly cool. A visa on arrival is available for thirty days. 

Visa fees for Comoros: Free for Indian citizens

34. Ethiopia, Africa

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The perfect blend of culture and nature, Ethiopia is in one word is Utopia! The best time to visit Ethiopia is anytime from June to October. This is when the weather is pleasantly dry, after a good spell of rain till October that leaves the region looking and feeling fresh. There is a lot of trekking and hiking that Ethiopia is famous for and this is when it is best experienced. Indian citizens can avail visa on arrival for thirty days. 

Visa fees for Ethiopia: USD 20

35. Grenada, Caribbean

Popular as a spice island, Grenada is a breath of nutmeg, cinnamon with a breathtaking backdrop of colorful colonial houses. The best time to visit Grenada is anytime between the months of January to April. This is when the party scene in the nation is well lit up. Visitors with Indian nationality can avail visa on arrival for three months. This window is perfect to plan a good trip here encompassing all popular things to do here that include watersports, hiking and partying among more. 

Visa fees for Grenada: Free for Indian citizens

36. Madagascar, Africa

Discover this island, straight out of the movie, just the way it is shown! Indian citizens can attain a visa on arrival here that comes with a validity of 90 days. The best time to visit Madagascar is anytime from mid-April to December. Avoid the months of December through March as these months experience excessive rainfall being the wettest of the year. Even cyclones are a usual thing here in the latter mentioned months. 

Visa fees for Madagascar: Free for Indian citizens

37. Malawi, Africa

An ideal first stop for your ‘African Safari’, right here! The place that is a top-notch hiking destination can be easily accessed by Indian citizens following an attainment of visa on arrival that comes with the validity of thirty days. If you are contemplating a visit, you must know that the best time to visit Malawi is from May to October. Any time before or after these months you may encounter extreme weather, hot and cold. 

Visa fees for Malawi: Free for Indian citizens

38. Marshall Islands, Oceania

The land of flat coral islands, this is where you will find the world’s expert fishers and navigators. You can easily attain a visa on arrival should you hold a passport of sic months validity. May to October is considered to be the best time to visit Marshall Islands. Post October the region tends to get very wet and not the best to explore.  

Visa fees for Marshall Island: Free for Indian citizens

39. Mauritania, Africa

Beautifully barren, this one’s perfect for fans of minimalism. Great option for a transit to Marrakesh, Dakar or Bamako. December to March is the best time to visit Mauritania owing to gloriously pleasant temperatures. The maximum temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius while the lower is around 13 degrees Celsius. June onwards Mauritania starts getting very hot. Indian citizens can avail visa on arrival at the airport. 

Visa fees for Mauritania: Free for Indian citizens

40. 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! There are two time frames that are considered to be the best time to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. One is the month of November and the other is the period between May to June. This is when travel facilities like accommodations and food are at their cheapest. However, if you prefer tourist crowds, then December to April is most crowded. Indian citizens require an e-visa to get here, that comes with a validity of 60 days.

Visa fees for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Free for Indian citizens

41. Samoa, Oceania

Easily a synonym to serenity, the Samoa islands, juxtapose it wild and spirited character just rightly. Owing to a beautiful tropical climate all around the year, Samoa is delight at any given time. However, if you are too keen, then the months of November to March are considered dry and pleasant. Avoid visiting from April to October as these months are very wet. Indian citizen can avail visit this place visa-free for 90 days (in any 180-day period). 

Visa fees for Samoa: Free for Indian citizens

42. 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. June to August and January to February are considered as the best time to visit Somalia. Contrasting the otherwise extreme weather conditions, this is when the temperatures are mild and pleasant. Also, it is considerately very dry during these months. Visa on arrival limit for any national is of thirty days. 

Visa fees for Somalia: Free for Indian citizens

43. Suriname, South America

A warm place where cool rivers converge, Suriname is effervescent! The months from February to April, as well as August to November are considered to be the best time to visit Suriname. Owing to the fact that the country experience equatorial weather, there are both extremely dry and extremely wet seasons, the time mentioned is the best time indeed. However, it is not very surprising if it rains even in the dry season. Citizen of India are granted a tourist card or visa on arrival valid up to 90 days. 

Visa fees for Suriname: 30 Euros

44. 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. Owing to the surfeit of wildlife here, along with this being the main draw of the country, the best time to visit Tanzania is late June to October. January to February too is a good time to witness the wildebeests calving. Indian citizens can avail a visa on arrival with a validity of three months. 

Visa fees for Tanzania: USD 50

45. Timor-Leste, Asia

Beautiful beaches, rock-strewn mountains and an unadulterated civilization, Timor-Leste is surreal. April to July is the best time to visit Timor-Leste owing to the beautiful tropical climate that brings alive the entire island. This is the time when the entire island experiences constant weather. Indian citizens can avail visa on arrival for 30 days. 

Visa fees for Timor-Leste: USD 30

46. 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! Citizen of India can avail a visa of a maximum of seven days. If extension required, one can attain the same for a maximum of ninety days. The best time to visit Togo is November to February. Avoid other months that are characterized with torrid and extremely wet weather conditions. 

Visa fees for Togo: USD 30

47. Uganda, Africa

Wild, rustic, verdant and evolving, Uganda is emerging as a country to watch out for. June to August and December to February is considered to be the best time to visit Uganda. This is when you can undertake the best of wildlife viewing. Avoid visiting the other months as they are characterized with heavy rainfall. Citizens of India can avail visa on arrival that comes with a validity of 3 months. 

Visa Cost for Uganda – USD 50

48. Vanuatu, Oceania

A blissful island minus any commercialization, Vanuatu is ecstasy! Citizens of India do not require a visa to travel to Vanuatu. India is one of the 120 jurisdictions that comes under the visa exempt categories. The best time to visit Vanuatu is April to October. This is when the temperatures are very comfortable and favorable to carry out all outdoor activities this place comprises of. The months from November to March experience rainfall although not as much that they could interfere with the things to do in Vanuatu. 

Visa Cost for Vanuatu – Free for Indian citizens

49. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Europe

Explore this beautiful oldest wildlife refuge in Europe, that rightly comprehends its being of a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Indian visitors planning to visit the park for three days can do so without the acquiring a visa. However, anything exceeding that requires a visa. For those arriving through the Minsk National Airport, five days is the length of days one can visit this national park. Best time to visit the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is from the month of April to September. 

Visa Cost – Free for Indian citizens

50. 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. Indian citizens can enter the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus without visa for as many as 90 days. The season of autumn is considered to be the best time to visit Northern Cyprus. The months of September and October are the best months when you can experience all the goodness this country has to offer.

Visa Cost – Free for Indian citizens

51. South Ossetia, Russia

Picturesque to an extent that looks like a painting, South Ossetia is a dreamland. The best time to visit South Ossetia or Caucasia is winter owing to a large number of winter sports and activities. If you are not a fan of the snow then July to October is the second-best time to visit this place. Visitors do not require a visa specifically to enter South Ossetia, however, a Russian visa for South Ossetia permit is a must. 

Visa Cost for South Ossetia – Free for Indian citizens

52. Svalbard, Norway

A Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard is where you will find plenty of snowcapped mountains and glaciers. The best time to visit Svalbard is subjective to the activities one would like to pursue here. February to May are the months when activities are in full swing in this region. This is also when you can see the fantastic northern lights here. This Norwegian archipelago does not require a visa for citizens, as it is an entirely visa-free zone.

What you need to pay for a Svalbard Visa – Free for Indian citizens

53. Transnistria, Russia

A world in its own, Transnistria is one country no one has ever heard of. International visitors do not require a visa permit to enter this country. However, registration is a must. The best time to visit Transnistria is the same as the best time to visit Moldova. The month of April and May are considered ideal. Given the abundance of outdoor activities at the countryside here, other months can be unfavorable owing to highly warm temperatures. 

Visa Cost for Transnistria – Free for Indian citizens

54. Réunion, French department

An island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, Réunion is home to majestic landscapes with sensational rugged topography. The best time to visit Réunion is anytime from May to October. This is when the season is pretty dry, contrasting its otherwise wet seasons. The temperatures too are in a pleasant range from 25 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius. Indian citizens can benefit from the island’s visa on arrival for all foreign nationals.  

Visa Cost  – Free for Indian citizens

55. 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. Indian citizens are privileged to earn the benefit of visa on arrival policies of this island among many other countries. Six weeks is the limit of this visa provides you. The best time to visit Saint Helena is May and June. These are the months that experience Spring are known to have pleasantly favorable temperatures. 

Visa Cost for Saint Helena – Free for Indian citizens

56. Kish Island, Island in the Persian Gulf

An Iranian gem, the Kish island has beautiful clean beaches with modern buildings and duty-free shopping. Visitors from India are permitted access to the island without any visa formalities, just like citizens from many other countries. There are sic distinct months that are considered good and bad to visit Kish Island. However, the three months of fall and spring are the best time to visit Kish Island. 

Visa Cost for Kish Island – Free for Indian citizens

57. 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! If you are heading to Palestine with the intention of hiking around then the moths of August to October are the best time to visit Palestine. Not just for hiking, but these months are good to do anything else too. Other months are best avoided owing to high temperatures. Indian citizens require an e-Visa to enjoy access to this beautiful place. 

Visa Cost for Palestine – Internet handling charges

58. 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! Indian citizens can enjoy a visa-free stay at these incredibly beautiful islands. Visa on arrival here is valid for up to one month form the date of entry. The best time to visit British Virgin Islands is from the month of September to the month of November. 

Price for a British Virgin Island Visa – Free for Indian citizens

59. Montserrat, British Overseas Territory

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Tranquil and serene, Montserrat is one of the best un-commercialized Caribbean islands. Indian citizens need to acquire an e-visa to travel to Montserrat, as well as being subject to the usual immigration formalities on arrival. The best time to visit Montserrat can varies in direct proportion to the best time to visit Barcelona. Tis is owing to the fact that Montserrat is generally visited as a day trip from Barcelona. Thus, it can be stated that April to June and September and October are ideal months. 

What you need to pay – Internet handling charges

60. Cook Islands, Island country near New Zealand

Explore the untouched charm of cool, calm, blue lagoons with world-class hospitality. The best time to visit Cook Islands is all through the year. There is no perfect or specific time that can stated ideal as the weather is beautifully constant all thorough the year. However, April to May and September to October see a lot of visitors’ footfall. Indian citizen like many others are privileged to enjoy the no-visa policy of this island for a maximum of 31 days. 

Cost for a visa to Cook Islands – Free for Indian citizens

61. Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory

Exploring this, one of the world’s most mysterious islands is sure to be one adventure! The months of July and August are considered to be the best time to visit Pitcairn Islands. This is when the islands are at their driest best giving you favorable opportunities to explore around. Indian citizens can visit Pitcairn Islands without a visa for maximum of two weeks.

Cost for a visa to Pitcairn Islands – Free for Indian citizens


List at a glance of countries with on arrival visa for Indian passport holders:

  1. Bhutan, Asia
  2. Macau, Asia
  3. Nepal, Asia
  4. Seychelles, Africa
  5. South Korea (only Jeju island), Asia
  6. Maldives, Asia
  7. Haiti, North America
  8. Jamaica, North America
  9. Dominica, North America
  10. Fiji, Oceania
  11. Thailand, Asia
  12. Mauritius, Africa
  13. Indonesia, Asia
  14. Micronesia, Oceania
  15. Cape Verde, Africa
  16. Ecuador, South America
  17. Guyana, South America
  18. Jordan, Asia
  19. Laos, Asia
  20. Saint Lucia, North America
  21. Senegal, Africa
  22. Trinidad and Tobago, South America
  23. Tuvalu, Oceania
  24. Saint Kitts and Nevis, North America
  25. Palau, Oceania
  26. El Salvador, North America
  27. Nauru, Oceania
  28. Djibouti, Africa
  29. Guinea- Bissau, Africa
  30. Bolivia, South America
  31. Burundi, Africa
  32. Cambodia, Asia
  33. Comoros, Africa
  34. Ethiopia, Africa
  35. Grenada, Caribbean
  36. Madagascar, Africa
  37. Malawi, Africa
  38. Marshall Islands, Oceania
  39. Mauritania, Africa
  40. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean
  41. Samoa, Oceania
  42. Somalia, Africa
  43. Suriname, South America
  44. Tanzania, Africa
  45. Timor-Leste, Asia
  46. Togo, West Africa
  47. Uganda, Africa
  48. Vanuatu, Oceania
  49. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Europe
  50. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey
  51. South Ossetia, Russia
  52. Svalbard, Norway
  53. Transnistria, Russia
  54. Réunion, French department
  55. Saint Helena, Island in the Atlantic Ocean
  56. Kish Island, Island in the Persian Gulf
  57. Palestine, Asia
  58. British Virgin Islands, British Overseas Territory
  59. Montserrat, British Overseas Territory
  60. Cook Islands, Island country near New Zealand
  61. Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory

Note: The article was updated from 30 countries that offer Visa on arrival for Indians to 61 countries to provide a deeper insight to Indian travellers for planning their international trips.

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