e-Tourist Visa facility extended to 37 more countries

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday announced the extension of e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility to 37 more countries from Friday, a home ministry statement said.

With this the total count of countries under the scheme will reach 150.

The 37 more countries included in the e-TV scheme are Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the statement said.

The facility was launched on November 27, 2014. Sixteen Indian airports have been designated for providing e-TV service.

“Since the launch of the service more than 7.50 lakh visas have been issued under the scheme. At present on an average 3,500 e-TVs are being granted daily to foreign nationals,” the statement said.

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