The festive season comes bearing gifts for Indian travellers. Indian passport holders who have the wanderlust bug in them are going to be happier than ever. Starting with the holiday season, a few countries are now offering visa free entry for Indians. Yes, you read that right! The countries offering visa free entry are top tourist destinations.
Here are some countries that are now providing visa free entry for Indians:
In a recent development, Malaysia has been added to the growing list of countries where Indians can travel visa free. From 1st December 2023, Indian and Chinese nationals visiting Malaysia for tourism purposes can enter without a Malaysia visa. The Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim announced this policy change in a meeting in Putrajaya. The PM also mentioned the waiver was in addition to existing visa exemptions enjoyed by some ASEAN countries, some Gulf countries and some Western countries. Despite the exemption, Indian nationals will have to go through top security screening. “Initial screenings will be conducted for all tourists and visitors to Malaysia. Security is a different matter. If there are criminal records or the risk of terrorism, they will not be allowed to enter. That comes under the authority of the security forces and immigration,” says the Prime Minister.
Visitors will enjoy a 30-day visa free entry. However, the extent of this Malaysia visa for Indians is yet unknown. Take full advantage of the Malaysia Visa-free for Indians and plan your trip with our affordable Malaysia Tour Packages. Make this trip easier on the pocket by getting amazing deals and discounts on hotel bookings online and cheap flight tickets to Malaysia from India.
Seeing the influx of Indian tourists, Thailand recently became one of the visa free countries for Indians. In an effort to boost tourism, the Thailand Visa for Indians is free for now. The 30-day visa-free entry is for Indians entering Thailand for tourism purposes only. Other than Indians, even Taiwanese nationals can enter Thailand visa free. Thailand will remain visa free entry for Indians until 10th May, 2024. “We will provide visa-free entry to India and Taiwan because a lot of their people like to travel to Thailand,” says Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavision.
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To rebuild its economy, Sri Lanka has made quite a lot of changes to its tourism policies. Sri Lanka for now is one of the countries where Indians can travel visa free. The country has announced this visa-free initiative for India and six other countries including China, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand. “We are expecting to increase tourist arrivals to five million over the coming years,” says the Sri Lankan tourist ministry.
Although it is not official yet, Vietnam is contemplating visa-free entry for Indians and Chinese to enhance its tourism industry. Right now a Vietnam Visa is required for Indians to enter the country. The Vietnam visa process is online, no need for physical documents or visiting the Embassy for submission. Many developed nations like Australia, Canada, the US and members of the EU already enjoy visa-free access to Vietnam. However, there is yet to be a formal announcement from the officials in Vietnam.
The Indian Rupee already stands stronger than the Vietnamese Dong, which means Vietnam is a cheap international travel destination for Indians. Additionally, since it will become one of the countries providing visa free entry for Indians, planning a trip to Vietnam will be easier with our affordable Vietnam Tour Packages.
Other than the above top tourist countries, Indians enjoy visa free and visa on arrival access to 40+ countries. If you are looking forward to making travel plans anytime soon, below are some of the foreign countries where Indians can travel visa free:
- Dominican Republic
- Niue Island
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- St. Lucia
- The Cook Islands
Still contemplating your travel plans for the New Year? Take advantage of these visa waivers and plan a trip to one of these countries providing visa free entry for Indians.
Please note that visa policies are subject to change, and it’s crucial to verify the current requirements with the respective embassies or official government sources before planning your trip. Additionally, some countries may have specific conditions or restrictions, so it’s advisable to check for the latest information before making any travel plans.
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