VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Visa requirements

Country Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Afghanistan Visa required[11]  
 Albania Visa required[12] National visa may be substituted with a valid multiple entry visa issued by the US, UK or with a valid multiple entry C visa issued by a Schengen Member State provided it had been used at least once before arrival to Albania.
 Algeria Visa required[13]  
 Andorra Visa required[14] Andorra has no visa regime, but is only accessible through France and Spain. Multiple Entry .
 Angola Visa required[15]  
 Antigua and Barbuda Electronic Entry Visa[16] Visa on arrival if holding a valid visa or permanent resident card for the US, Canada, UK or if holding a Schengen visa.[17] Cruise ship visitors do not require a visa provided that they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and depart the same evening.[dubious ] In transit passengers traveling within the same day, do not need a visa for entry into Antigua and Barbuda, provided that they have proof of their onward journey.
 Argentina Visa required[18]  
 Armenia eVisa / Visa on arrival[19] 120 days
 Australia Visa required[20] May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).[21]
 Austria Visa required[22]  
 Azerbaijan eVisa[23] 30 days[24]
 Bahamas Visa required[25] National visa may be substituted with a permanent resident card of the US or Canada.[26]
 Bahrain eVisa[27] 14 days to 1 year multiple entry visa (max stay 90 days).[28]Visa costs BD 29.[29] Residents of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, who have already stayed for more than six months in their country of residence and their job professions are in approved list, may apply for a 72-hour visa or a seven-day visa on arrival at Bahrain International Airport.
 Bangladesh Visa required[30]  
 Barbados Visa required[31]  
 Belarus Visa required[32] National visa may be substituted with a Schengen visa or a national visa of country of EU, and if arriving and departing via Minsk International Airport.[33]
 Belgium Visa required[34]  
 Belize Visa required[35] National visa may be substituted with a multiple entry US visa or permanent resident card.[36]
 Benin Visa required[37]  
 Bhutan Visa not required[38][39]  
 Bolivia Visa on arrival[40] 90 days. Must possess letter of invitation issued by the Bolivian Immigration Authorities (DIGEMIG). May alternatively hold printed hotel reservations, return tickets, or printed itinerary.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required[41] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state
 Botswana Visa required[42]  
 Brazil Visa required[43]  
 Brunei Visa required[44]  
 Bulgaria Visa required[45] National visa may be substituted with a C visa issued by Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Area member state
 Burkina Faso Visa required[46]  
 Burundi Visa required[47]  
 Cambodia eVisa / Visa on arrival[48] 30 days; fee of USD 30 applicable
 Cameroon Visa required[49]  
 Canada Visa required[50] National visa may be substituted with a US permanent resident card;[51] Travelers with a US permanent resident card arriving by air require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).[52]
 Cape Verde Visa on arrival[53] 30 days
 Central African Republic Visa required[54]  
 Chad Visa required[55]  
 Chile Visa required[56]  
 China Visa required[57]  
 Colombia Visa required[58] National visa may be substituted with a valid C or D visa issued by a Schengen Area member state or a valid visa issued by the US (except for C1 transit visas).[58][59]
 Comoros Visa on arrival[60] 30 days
 Republic of the Congo Visa required[61]  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required[62]  
 Costa Rica Visa required[63] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, Japan, USA or a Schengen Area member state.
 Croatia Visa required[64] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state
 Cuba Visa required[65] As of 2016 a visa must be obtained in advance. Tourist cards are no longer available to Indian citizens nor to nationals of other countries travelling from India.[66] However, they are eligible to travel to Cuba with a tourist card if they also hold a valid visa[citation needed] or a residence permit issued by Canada, the United States or an EU member state.[67]
 Cyprus Visa required[68] National visa may be substituted with a double or multiple entry C visa issued by Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania or a Schengen Area member state.
 Czech Republic Visa required[69]  
 Denmark Visa required[70]  
 Djibouti Visa required[71]  
 Dominica Visa not required[72] 6 months
 Dominican Republic Visa required[73] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, US or any EU member state.
 East Timor Visa on arrival[74] 30 days
 Ecuador Visa not required[75] 90 days
 Egypt Visa required[76] If travelling as a part of an organized tourist group that consists of at least 10 persons and holding both onward and return flight tickets, booked accommodation and a signed Letter of Guarantee (LG) from an Egyptian travel agency can obtain, visa on arrival in Egypt.[77]
 El Salvador Visa not required[78][79] 90 days
 Equatorial Guinea Visa required[80]  
 Eritrea Visa required[81]  
 Estonia Visa required[82]  
 Ethiopia eVisa / Visa on arrival[83] 30 days
 Fiji Visa not required[84] 4 months
 Finland Visa required[85]  
 France Visa required[86]  
 Gabon eVisa / Visa on arrival[87] Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.[88]
 Gambia Visa required[89]  
 Georgia eVisa[90] 30 days within 120 days
 Germany Visa required[91]  
 Ghana Visa required[92]  
 Greece Visa required[93]  
 Grenada Visa not required[94] 3 months
 Guatemala Visa required[95] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, the US or a Schengen Area member state.
 Guinea Visa required[96]  
 Guinea-Bissau eVisa / Visa on arrival[97] 90 days
 Guyana Visa on arrival[98] 30 days provided holding a letter of invitation from sponsor or host
 Haiti Visa not required[99] 3 months
 Honduras Visa required[100] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by Canada, the US or a Schengen Area member state.
 Hungary Visa required[101]  
 Iceland Visa required[102]  
 Indonesia Visa not required[103] 30 days for tourism purposes.
 Iran Visa required[104]  
 Iraq Visa required[105]  
 Ireland Visa required[106] National visa may be substituted with a UK C visa holders until October 2021. Entry permitted only if first point of entry to the Common Travel Area is in the UK.[107]
 Israel Visa required[108]  
 Italy Visa required[109]  
 Ivory Coast eVisa[110] 3 months; eVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
 Jamaica Visa not required[111] 6 Months
 Japan Visa required[112]  
 Jordan Visa on arrival[113] Visa on arrival with a fee and a hotel booking along with proof of at least USD 1000 at the port of entry.Visa Free of Charge if bought a Jordan pass online.
 Kazakhstan Visa required[114]  
 Kenya eVisa / Visa on arrival[115] 3 months
 Kiribati Visa required[116]  
 Kuwait Visa required[117]  
 Kyrgyzstan eVisa[118]  
 Laos Visa on arrival[119] 30 days
 Latvia Visa required[120]  
 Lebanon Visa required[121] In addition to a visa, an approval should be obtained from the immigration department of the General Directorate of General Security(La Sûreté Générale)
 Lesotho eVisa[122][123] 30 days
 Liberia Visa required[124]  
 Libya Visa required[125]  
 Liechtenstein Visa required[126]  
 Lithuania Visa required[127]  
 Luxembourg Visa required[128]  
 Macedonia Visa required[129] 90 days. Visa is not required for holders of diplomatic passports.
 Madagascar Visa on arrival[130] 30 days. Issued free of charge.
 Malawi Visa required[131]  
 Malaysia eVisa/eNTRI[132] 30 days. Visa on arrival is also issued if arriving from Thailand, Singapore or Indonesia and holding a valid visa for any of those countries.[133]
 Maldives Visa not required[134] 90 days
 Mali Visa required[135]  
 Malta Visa required[136]  
 Marshall Islands Visa on arrival[137] 90 days
 Mauritania Visa on arrival[138] 30 days
 Mauritius Visa not required[139][140] 90 days
 Mexico Visa required[141] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa or permanent residence documents issued by the US, Canada, Japan, UK or Schengen Area member state to enter Mexico for tourism, transit, or business purposes.
 Micronesia Visa not required[142] 30 days
 Moldova Visa required[143] Indian nationals holding a visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, UK or Ireland may obtain a Moldovan visa online.
 Monaco Visa required[144]  
 Mongolia Visa required[145]  
 Montenegro Visa required[146] National visa may be substituted with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, UK, Ireland or the US visa.
 Morocco Visa required[147]  
 Mozambique Visa on arrival[148] 30 days[149]
 Myanmar eVisa[150] 28 days. eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports.
 Namibia Visa required[151]  
 Nauru Visa required[152]  
   Nepal Freedom of movement[153] Indian citizens may live and work freely in Nepal under the terms of the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
 Netherlands Visa required[154]  
 New Zealand Visa required[155] National visa may be substituted with an Australian permanent residence documents.[156]
 Nicaragua Visa required[157]  
 Niger Visa required[158]  
 Nigeria Visa required[159]  
 North Korea Visa required[160]  
 Norway Visa required[161]  
 Oman Visa required[162] National visa may be substituted with a GCC visa of certain categories (managers, sales executives etc.) when a visit visa on arrival can be granted if the visitor is coming directly from a GCC country via air or land. All passengers from India, who reside in or hold an entry visa to one of the following countries (USA, Canada, Australia, UK and Schengen states) are allowed to obtain non-sponsored electronic tourist visa to enter Oman.[163]
 Pakistan Visa required[164]  
 Palau Visa on arrival[165] 30 days
 Panama Visa required[166] National visa may be substituted with a valid multiple entry visa issued by US (including Green Card Holders,[167]) UK, Canada, Australia or any EU country, which has been used at least once to enter those countries, and with at least one year validity remaining at the time of entry into Panama.[clarification needed][168]
 Papua New Guinea Visa required[169]  
 Paraguay Visa required[170]  
 Peru Visa required[171] National visa may be substituted with a valid US, Canada, Australia, Schengen Area or UK visa or permanent resident permit may be granted visa-free entry for a maximum of 180 days. The visa must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.[172]
 Philippines Visa required[173] National visa may be substituted with a valid US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore or UK visa or permanent resident permit whose holders may be granted visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding 14 days.[174]
 Poland Visa required[175]  
 Portugal Visa required[176]  
 Qatar eVisa / Visa on arrival[177] 30 days, available at Hamad International Airport. eVisa is also available.
 Romania Visa required[178] National visa may be substituted with a double or multiple entry C visa issued by a Schengen Area member state valid for the period of intended stay.
 Russia Visa required[179] Visa not required if visiting Saint Petersburg for up to 72 hours via ferry from Finland.[180] E-Visa will be issued "on arrival" at Vladivostok allowing stays of up to a maximum of eight days in any of the 5 regions (Primorye, Khabarovsk, Sakhalin, Chukotka and Kamchatka) in the Russian Far East. The visas would be available for the purpose of, Business, Humanitarian or Tourism. The e-visa can be obtained four days prior to travel without any consular fee and is valid for 30 days.[181]
 Rwanda eVisa[182] 30 days
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required[183] 3 months
 Saint Lucia Visa on arrival[184] 6 weeks
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required[185] 1 month
 Samoa Entry Permit on arrival[186] 60 days
 San Marino Visa required[187]  
 São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa[188] National visa may be substituted with a US or a Schengen member state visa for stays up to 15 days.
 Saudi Arabia Visa required[189]  
 Senegal Visa not required[190] 90 days
 Serbia Visa not required[191] 30 days within one year.[192]
 Seychelles Visitor's Permit on arrival[193] 3 months
 Sierra Leone Visa required[194]  
 Singapore eVisa[195] May obtain online eVisa through eligible authorized travel agencies or through local sponsors (Singapore citizen or Permanent Residents).[196]

Indian nationals with valid visa from countries such as UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland who are in transit to or from any third country by air may be conditionally eligible for 96-hours Visa Free Transit Facility(VFTF)[197].

 Slovakia Visa required[198]  
 Slovenia Visa required[199]  
 Solomon Islands Visa required[200]  
 Somalia Visa on arrival[201] 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
 South Africa Visa required[202]  
 South Korea Visa required[203]  
 South Sudan Visa required[204]  
 Spain Visa required[205]  
 Sri Lanka eVisa / Visa on arrival[206] 30 days
 Sudan Visa required[207]  
 Suriname Tourist Card on arrival[208] 90 days. Available at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport
 Swaziland Visa required[209]  
 Sweden Visa required[210]  
  Switzerland Visa required[211]  
 Syria Visa required[212]  
 Tajikistan eVisa[213] eVisa holders can enter through all border points.[214]
 Tanzania Visa on arrival[215] 30 days
 Thailand Visa on arrival[216] 15 days. Visa fee of 2000 INR is payable upon entry. Visa must be obtained at first point of entry.[217]
 Togo Visa on arrival[218] 7 days
 Tonga Visa required[219]  
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required[220] 90 days
 Tunisia Visa required[221] Nationals of India are exempt from holding a tourist visa if traveling as part of a tourist group and holding a hotel reservation confirmation for a maximum stay of 2 weeks. Indians residing in any of the GCC countries should carry a valid residence permit for exempt from visa.
 Turkey Visa required[222] Conditional eVisa issued for the period of 30 days to holders of a valid visa or residence permit issues by one of the Schengen member countries, US, UK, or Ireland.[223]
 Turkmenistan Visa required[224]  
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival[225] 1 month
 Uganda eVisa / Visa on arrival[226] 30 days.[227]
 Ukraine Visa on arrival[228] 15 days for business or tourism purposes, available at Kyiv Boryspil Airport, Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) and Odessa International Airport.[229] Letter of invitation from a legal entity registered in Ukraine on official letterhead,

or a tourist voucher by a touristic company in Ukraine, or a booked hotel confirmation and return flight tickes are required.[230]

 United Arab Emirates Visa required[231] National visa may be substituted with a valid residence visa from United Kingdom and European Union, valid US visa or Green Cardwhose holders may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 14 days.[232]
 United Kingdom Visa required[233] Visa not required if holding a biometric Irish visa endorsed with "BC BIVS" and with a valid Irish entry stamp.
 United States Visa required[234]  
 Uruguay Visa required[235]  
 Uzbekistan Visa required[236]  
 Vanuatu Visa not required[237] 30 days
  Vatican City Visa required[238]  
 Venezuela Visa required[239]  
 Vietnam Visa required[240] Visa may be collected on arrival if prior online approval has been obtained through a travel agency.
 Yemen Visa required[241]  
 Zambia eVisa[242] 30 days
 Zimbabwe eVisa[243] 30 days

Dependent, Disputed, or Restricted territories[edit]

Visa requirements for Indian citizens for visits to various territories, disputed areas, partially recognised countries and restricted zones:

Europe
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Abkhazia Visa required[244]  
Flag of the Greek Orthodox Church.svg Mount Athos Special permit required Special permit required (4 days: 25 euro for Orthodox visitors, 35 euro for non-Orthodox visitors, 18 euro for students).
There is a visitors' quota: maximum 100 Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox per day and women are not allowed.[245][246]
Belarus Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park Visa not required 3 days;[247] must first obtain an electronic pass[248]
Autonomous Republic of Crimea Crimea Visa required Visa issued by Russia is required.[249]
 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Visa not required 3 months[250][251]
United Nations UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus Access Permit required[252] Access Permit is required for travelling inside the zone, except Civil Use Areas.
 Faroe Islands Visa required[253]  
 Gibraltar Visa required[254] UK Visa/ Schengen Residence Permit covers entry
 Guernsey Visa required[255] UK Visa covers entry
 Isle of Man Visa required[256] UK Visa covers entry
Norway Jan Mayen Permit required[254] Permit issued by the local police required for staying for less than 24 hours[257] and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.[258]
 Jersey Visa required[259] UK Visa covers entry
 Kosovo Visa required[260] Schengen zone visa or residence permit valid for 15 days. Serbia will not recognize the entry if coming from Kosovo without entering it first via Serbia. No VISA needed, if a holder of a valid travel documents issued by EU Member and Schengen States, United States of America, Canada, Australia and Japan.[261]
 Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Visa required[262][263] Travellers with Nagorno-Karabakh visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Nagorno-Karabakh (stamps) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.[264]
 Novorossiya Restricted area Crossing from Ukraine requires visit purpose to be explained to Ukrainian passport control on exit and those who entered from Russia are not allowed to proceed further into Ukraine.[265][266]
 Russia Special authorization required Several closed cities and regions in Russia require special authorisation.[267]
 South Ossetia Visa not required Multiple entry visa to Russia and three-day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia.[268][269]
 Svalbard Visa not required No one requires a visa to enter Svalbard but it's practically impossible to board a flight/ferry to Svalbard without entering Norway. Hence double entry Schengen visa would be required to go and come back from Svalbard to mainland Norway[270]
 Transnistria Visa not required Registration mandatory after 24 hours.[271][272]
Africa
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 British Indian Ocean Territory Special permit required Special permit required.[273]
 Eritrea outside Asmara Travel permit required To travel in the rest of the country, a Travel Permit for Foreigners is required (20 Eritrean nakfa).[274]
 Ascension Island Entry Permit required Entry Permit must be obtained minimum 28 days in advance (3 months for 20/30 pounds sterling, single/double entry).[275]
 Saint Helena Visitor's Pass on arrival Visitor's Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.[276]
 Tristan da Cunha Permission required Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.[277]
Western Sahara Undefined visa regime Undefined visa regime in the Sahrawi administered areas. Moroccan visa required in Moroccan administered areas
France Réunion Visa not required 15 days but only if trip arranged through approved travel agencies[278]
 Somaliland Visa on arrival 30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival.[279][280]
 Sudan Travel permit required All foreigners traveling more than 25 kilometres outside of Khartoum must obtain a travel permit.
Sudan Darfur Travel permit required Separate travel permit is required.[281]
Asia
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Hong Kong Electronic Travel Authorization 14 days entry on each visit. ETA is Valid for 6 Months or Till the expiry of passport.[282][283]
 Kazakhstan Special permission required Special permission required for the town of Baikonur and surrounding areas in Kyzylorda Oblast, and the town of Gvardeyskiy near Almaty.[284]
Iran Kish Island Visa not required Visitors to Kish Island do not require a visa.[285]
 Macau Visa not required 30 days[286]
Malaysia Sabah and Sarawak Evisa The same Evisa for Malaysia is used to enter these states for tourism purposes.
Maldives Maldives Permission required With the exception of the capital Malé, tourists are generally prohibited from visiting non-resort islands without the express permission of the Government of Maldives.[287]
 North Korea outside Pyongyang Special permit required People are not allowed to leave the capital city, tourists can only leave the capital with a governmental tourist guide (no independent moving)
 Palestine Visa not required[288] Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.[289]
South KoreaJeju Island Visa not required 30 days Visa free entry for Indian citizens provided arriving directly at Jeju Island.
 Taiwan Visa required[290] 30 day online travel authority is available to the citizens of India with permanent residency or valid visa of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen Convention countries, United Kingdom or United States.
Tajikistan Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province OIVR permit required OIVR permit required (15+5 Tajikistani Somoni) and another special permit (free of charge) is required for Lake Sarez.[291][292][293]
China Tibet Autonomous Region TTP required Tibet Travel Permit required (10 US Dollars).[294][295][296]
United Nations Korean Demilitarised Zone Restricted zone.  
United Nations UNDOF Zone and Ghajar Restricted zone.  
 Yemen Special permission required Special permission needed for travel outside Sana’a or Aden. Also, a small fee is charged on a case by case basis.[297]
Caribbean and North Atlantic
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Anguilla Visa required[298] Visa required, except for Holders of a visa issued by the United Kingdom.
 Aruba Visa required[299] Visa not required if holding a valid multiple-entry visa issued by Canada or USA.
 Bermuda Visa required[300] Visa required, except for A max stay of 3 months for holders of a multiple-entry visa issued by Canada, USA or the United Kingdom, valid for at least 45 days beyond the period of intended stay in Bermuda.
Netherlands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba Visa required[301] Visa not required if holding a valid multiple-entry visa issued by Canada or USA.
 British Virgin Islands Visa not required[302] 30 days
 Cayman Islands Visa required[303] Visa not required if permanent resident of US, Canada, or UK, and are arriving from and departing to that country.
 Curacao Visa required[304] Visa not required if holding a valid multiple-entry visa issued by Canada or USA.
France French Guiana Visa required[305]  
France French West Indies Visa required[306] French West Indies refers to Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.
 Greenland Visa required[253]  
 Montserrat Visa not required 6 months[307][308]
 Puerto Rico Visa required[309] Visa not required if holding a valid multiple-entry visa issued by USA.
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Visa required  
 Sint Maarten Visa required[310] Visa not required if holding a valid multiple-entry visa issued by Canada or USA.
 Turks and Caicos Islands Visa not required[311]  
 U.S. Virgin Islands Visa required[312]  
Oceania
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands Special authorisation required Special authorisation required.[313]
France Clipperton Island Special permit required Special permit required.[314]
 Cook Islands Visa not required 31 days[315]
Fiji Lau Province Special permission required Special permission required.[316]
 French Polynesia Visa required[317]  
 Guam Visa required[318]  
 Niue Visa on arrival 30 days[319]
 Pitcairn Islands Visa not required 14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.[320][321][322]
United States United States Minor Outlying Islands Special permits required Special permits required for Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island.[323][324][325][326][327][328][329]
South America
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
Bandera Provincia Galápagos.svg Galápagos Pre-registration required Online pre-registration is required. Transit Control Card must also be obtained at the airport prior to departure.[330]
South Atlantic and Antarctica
Visitor to Visa requirement Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Falkland Islands Visa required[331]  
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Permit required Pre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).[332][333]
Antarctica   Special permits required for  British Antarctic Territory,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands,  Argentine Antarctica, AustraliaAustralian Antarctic Territory,
Antártica Chilena Province Chilean Antarctic Territory, Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norway Peter I Island, Norway Queen Maud Land, New Zealand Ross Dependency.[334][335][336][337][338][339][340][341][342][343][344][345]

Reciprocity[edit]

Indian Government has not drafted any laws to mandate reciprocity in visa agreements with other countries. While a very small number bilateral agreements have ended in reciprocity in visa arrangements, a large number of visa relationships continue to be highly skewed on one side or the other.

In 2015, Iran revoked visa-on-arrival for Indian citizens after it was included as one of the eight countries in India's Prior Reference Category, which would be excluded from India's visa liberalisation plans for foreign tourists.[346]The other countries on the list at the time were Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria and Sudan.[346]

Full reciprocity[edit]

India has by default achieved full reciprocity in Visa free/e-Visa Privileges with following countries:

 

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Partial reciprocity[edit]

India has achieved partial reciprocity with following countries, where Indian Immigration rules affords the citizens of the following countries a bit lesser visa privileges than what the following countries provide for Indian Citizens:

Country Visa Requirement for Indian Nationals to visit the country Visa Requirement to visit India
 Myanmar Conditional Visa on Arrival for Business Visa, workshops and events etc. It's unclear if exemption is valid for tourist visas.[347] Though, full reciprocity exits only in providing E-visa for tourism purpose. e-Visa for 60 Days
 Indonesia Visa not required for tourism purpose. Visa on arrival for business and family visit. e-Visa for 60 Days
 Vietnam Before travelling, an online approval letter needs to be received from a designated visa agency, and printed out. Takes 2 working days. Then, Visa on Arrival at Hanoi, Da Nang and HCM City. e-Visa for 60 Days
 Laos Visa on arrival for 30 days e-Visa for 60 Days
 Cambodia Visa on arrival for 30 days e-Visa for 60 Days
 Bolivia Visa on arrival for 90 days, charged at La Paz airport. Prior visa is free of cost at Bolivian embassy. e-Visa for 60 Days
 Djibouti Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Dominica Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Ecuador Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 El Salvador Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Fiji Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Grenada Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Guyana Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Haiti Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Jamaica Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Jordan Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Madagascar Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Malawi Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Mauritius Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Micronesia Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Nauru Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Palau Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required e-visa for 60 days
 Saint Lucia Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Serbia Visa not required e-visa for 60 days
 Seychelles Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Tanzania Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Thailand Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Ukraine Visa on arrival e-Visa for 60 Days
 Vanuatu Visa not required e-Visa for 60 Days

Complete disparity (at the expense of foreign citizens)[edit]

Visa privileges provided by Indian immigration for citizens of these countries are considerably far less than Visa Privileges provided by these countries to the Indian Citizens:

Country Visa Requirement to visit India Visa Requirement for Indian Nationals to visit the country
 Burundi Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel 30 day Visa on Arrival
 Bahrain Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel e-Visa available for tourism
 Cape Verde Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Comoros Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Ethiopia Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Guinea-Bissau Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Qatar Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Rwanda Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel e-Visa available for tourism
 Somalia Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Togo Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival
 Uganda Visa application and approval mandatory prior to Travel Visa on Arrival

Vaccination[edit]

Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from a vulnerable area.[348]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[349]

Limitations on passport use[edit]

Visitors holding Israeli passport or any passports showing evidence of travel to Israel are denied entry to the Arab League countries due to Arab League boycott of Israel.

Fingerprinting[edit]

Several countries including Argentina, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the United States demand all passengers to be fingerprinted on arrival.[350][351][352][353][354][355][356]

Foreign travel statistics[edit]

According to the statistics these are the numbers of Indian visitors to various countries per annum in 2015 (unless otherwise noted):

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be Data for 2016
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e Counting only guests in tourist accommodation establishments.
  3. Jump up^ Data for arrivals by air only.
  4. Jump up^ Data for 2012
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Data for 2014
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b Data for arrivals by air only.
  7. Jump up^ Data for 2013
  8. Jump up^ Total number includes tourists, business travelers, students, exchange visitors, temporary workers and families, diplomats and other representatives and all other classes of nonimmigrant admissions (I-94).