“There are 16 countries that provide Visa-Free entry for ordinary Indian passport holders” said V. Muraleedharan (The Minister of State for External Affairs) as a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha .
According to the Minister, the 16 countries that provide Visa-Free travel for Indians. The list includes Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Grenada, the Grenadines, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR, the Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Nepal, Niue Island, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Trinidad, and Tobago.
He also gave information that there are 43 countries which provide Visa-on-arrival facility for Indians including Iran, Indonesia and Myanmar.
He also said that there are 36 countries which provide E-Visa facilities which includes Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Malaysia.
The government is working on making International travel easier for Indians. They are focusing more on the Visa-Free Travel, Visa-on-arrival, and E-Visa facilities, according to Minister Murleedharan.
Visa Issuance and Visa related processes are every country’s Sovereign and Unilateral decisions. But, Liberalised and easier Visa policies for Indians are taken up to the Bilateral Meetings and Forums with Foreign countries, said Minister Murleedharan.