9 New Visa Rules You Must Know Before Planning your Trip Abroad

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The internet is buzzing with the apparent new discovered privileges of holding an Indian passport. The country has improved its position from 75 last year to 66 this year in the ranking which is based on the passports’ visa-free score.

These 9 new rules will make your foreign travel easier than before

- Dependents of less than 18 years of age can now get visa free travel between 15 July to 15 September every year.

- Myanmar and Uzbekistan opened e-visa facility.

- Now you don't need transit visa if you are tansiting theough international zone of any French airport.

- If you hold entry visa to the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Canada or a Schengen visa, you can get a travel visa on arrival in Oman.

- Now Indian passport holders don’t have to provide an employment proof or explanation letter to visit Japan for a short term.

- Saudi Arabia, which earlier didn't allow solo females to get visa has now changed the policies and women above 25, travelling solo to the country can get tourist visa.

- Zimbabwe has allowed residents of India to get visa on arrival.

- Israel has reduced its visa fee for Indian nationals from INR 1,700 to 1,100

- Kazakhstan will allow Indian a 72 hour free transit visa if you are travelling with Kazakh airline.

The list is of countries which are part of the United Nations AND territories which are either conflicted or exist in isolation from major governance.

The viral list states that, "The country list is based on the 193 members of United Nations and other six territories which belong to other countries." Few countries don't even have the visa-free/visa-on-arrival policy for Indians.

I hate to burst the bubble but many of those countries actually provide visa on arrival. So basically, the websites have been click-baiting you with their false (not TOO false) titles.

And few of the territories that you can go to, and are on the 'viral' list include Palestine and Somaliland. Perfect tourist destinations right?

So here is the actual list of countries where you can visit without a visa.

Antarctica

Bhutan

Dominica

El Salvador

Fiji

Grenade

Haiti

Jamaica

Jeju Province (South Korea)

Mauritius

Micronesia

Nepal

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent & Nevis

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Senegal

Svalbard

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Vanuatu

Countries which are either restricted zones or don't have United Nations members, but allow Indians without a visa.

Honk Kong

Kish Island

Macau

Palestine (just in case)

British Virgin Islands

Montserrat

Cook Islands

Pitcairn Islands

Northern Cyprus

Belovezhskaya Puschcha National Park

Serbia

Svalbard

South Ossetia

Transnistria

Tunisia

Reunion

Somaliland

And here is the list where you get visa on arrival.

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Comoros

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Indonesia

Jordan

Kenya

Laos

Madagascar

Maldives

Mauritania

Nauru

Palau

Saint Lucia

Samoa

Seychelles

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor Leste

Togo

Tuvalu

Uganda

Niue

Zimbabwe

After you are done reading the actual 58 countries that allow Indians a visa-free or visa-on-arrival status. Then do check out the,

Wrongly mentioned countries in the list circulating internet, because they sure as hell want Indians to claim a visa before visiting.

Macedonia

Gambia

Georgia

Iraq (Basra)

Mozambique

Nicaragua

Sao Tome & Principe

Tajikistan

Turks & Caicos Islands (Visa required as of April 1, 2015)

Source Wikipedia

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With the amount of conviction in the sarcasm used in this post, I would have expected this list to be absolutely precise. But this is yet another attempt based on a list from a single source without any cross-checking research whatsoever. Hence the final product is like all the other 'viral' lists doing the rounds on the internet. Indonesia, Maldives and Seychelles do not give Visa on arrival to Indians; they are, in fact, Visa free countries for Indian passport holders. You directly need to go to the immigration counter to get your entry into the country stamped on your passport (a process that has to be done in every single country that an Indian passport holder will visit, with or without visa!).
Wed 03 20 19, 06:35 · Reply · Report
thank you.
Thu 03 07 19, 21:21 · Reply · Report
haha loved the sarcastic part when you mentioned Palestine (just in case).
Sat 02 23 19, 15:10 · Reply (1) · Report
Brother revert to Islam and be saved from the eternal hellfire.
Tue 11 12 19, 05:22 · Report
can some one tell me about Philippines visa for Indian passport.
Thu 01 24 19, 18:37 · Reply (1) · Report
Hiii You need visa for Philippines but you can travel there if you have visa of Singapore (you can have it online with in 2 days ) but you stay Should be under 14 days .
Fri 02 22 19, 18:22 · Report
Thank you for sharing this visa details, will help us all plan our trips more efficiently and without mental stress.
Tue 07 18 17, 12:24 · Reply · Report
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