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India to extend e-visa facility to China, others

New Delhi:The government on Wednesday said it has finalised arrangements to extend and implement e-tourist visa facility to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from July 30.The total number of countries or

IANS [ Updated: July 30, 2015 8:23 IST ]
india to extend e visa facility to china others
india to extend e visa facility to china others

New Delhi:The government on Wednesday said it has finalised arrangements to extend and implement e-tourist visa facility to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from July 30.

The total number of countries or territories covered under the e-tourist visa scheme will now go up from 74 to 77, an official release said on Wednesday. The scheme will be extended to more countries in a phased manner.

Under this scheme, tourists with e-tourist visas can arrive at nine designated airports -- Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum.

Since the launch of the scheme, about two lakh e-toursist visas have been issued to nationals of different countries, it added.

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