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MoT Proposes Extending VoA Facility To More Airports
April 16, 2013
MoT Proposes Extending VoA Facility To More Airports


16 April 2013

Mumbai: The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is in talks with the Ministries of Home Affairs and External Affairs to extend the Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility at more airports like Bengaluru and Hyderabad to visitors from about 15 countries, the PTI reported. “We have proposed to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs to extend the VoA facility to be available at more international airports in India including Bengaluru and Hyderabad which would cover tourists from about 15 more countries under its ambit,” A K Gupta, Additional Director General (MR), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India said. Both the ministries are examining the proposal and its feasibility, he added

Currently, the VoA scheme is available at four international airports – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. It covers citizens of over 11 countries including Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Myanmar. The VoA scheme has been a huge success and contributed to increase in the number of tourists from these countries, Gupta said.

Last year, MoT said the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ten countries, including Germany, France and Russia.