Indian government says 16 countries allowed visa-free travel to Indians

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Sep 23, 2020, 02:14 PM(IST)

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Ease of travel with a particular passport also translates into 'power' of that passport.

Indian Government on Tuesday informed Rajya Sabha that 16 countries allow visa-free travel to Indian passport holders. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in a written reply to Rajya Sabha said that in addition to 16 countries allowing visa-free travel for Indians, there were 43 countries which provided visa-on-arrival facility and there were 36 countries that provided e-visa facility to Indians.

As per the information provided by the minister, these are the countries that provide visa-free travel to Indians.

  1. Barbados
  2. Bhutan
  3. Dominica 
  4. Grenada 
  5. Haiti
  6. Hong Kong SAR
  7. the Maldives
  8. Mauritius
  9. Montserrat
  10. Nepal
  11. Niue Island
  12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  13. Samoa
  14. Senegal
  15. Serbia 
  16. Trinidad and Tobago

As per the information given by the minister, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand were among the countries that provided e-visa to Indians.

Ease of travel with a particular passport also translates into 'power' of that passport. More a passport holder gets visa-free travel, more is considered to the power of the passport

Muraleedharan also said that the government was continuing its efforts to ensure that more and more countries in the world allowed visa-free travel to Indian passport holders.
 

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