India visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 3 countries visiting India for tourism purposes including Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
India Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Indian visa exempt countries

To enter India for a short term visit, citizens of the following countries are able to travel in India without a visa:

Asia

Nationals from 3 countries in Asia are exempt from India visa, while those from 28 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No No
Armenia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Azerbaijan Visa required 60 days Yes No
Bangladesh Visa required No No
Bhutan Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Brunei Visa required 60 days Yes No
Cambodia Visa required 60 days Yes No
China Visa required 60 days Yes No
Timor-Leste Visa required 60 days Yes No
Georgia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Indonesia Visa required 90 days Yes No
Japan Visa required 60 days Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Visa required Yes No
Kyrgyzstan Visa required Yes No
Laos Visa required 60 days Yes No
Malaysia Visa required Up to 5 years Yes No
Maldives Visa not required 90 days No No
Mongolia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Myanmar Visa required 60 days Yes No
Nepal Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
North Korea Visa required No No
Pakistan Visa required No No
Philippines Visa required 60 days / 180 days Yes No
Singapore Visa required 60 days Yes No
South Korea Visa required 60 days Yes Yes
Sri Lanka Visa required 90 days Yes No
Tajikistan Visa required 60 days Yes No
Thailand Visa required 60 days Yes No
Turkmenistan Visa required No No
Uzbekistan Visa required 60 days Yes No
Vietnam Visa required 60 days Yes No

Europe

Nationals from all countries in Europe will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa required 60 days No No
Andorra Visa required Yes No
Austria Visa required 60 days Yes No
Belarus Visa required 90 days Yes No
Belgium Visa required 60 days Yes No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required 60 days Yes No
Bulgaria Visa required 60 days Yes No
Croatia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Cyprus Visa required 60 days Yes No
Czech Republic Visa required 60 days Yes No
Denmark Visa required 60 days Yes No
Estonia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Finland Visa required 60 days Yes No
France Visa required 60 days Yes No
Germany Visa required 60 days Yes No
Greece Visa required 60 days Yes No
Hungary Visa required 60 days Yes No
Iceland Visa required 60 days Yes No
Ireland Visa required 60 days Yes No
Italy Visa required 60 days Yes No
Latvia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Liechtenstein Visa required 60 days Yes No
Lithuania Visa required 60 days Yes No
Luxembourg Visa required 60 days Yes No
North Macedonia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Malta Visa required 60 days Yes No
Moldova Visa required 60 days Yes No
Monaco Visa required 60 days Yes No
Montenegro Visa required 60 days Yes No
Netherlands Visa required 60 days Yes No
Norway Visa required 60 days Yes No
Poland Visa required 90 days Yes No
Portugal Visa required 90 days Yes No
Romania Visa required 60 days Yes No
Russia Visa required 90 days Yes No
San Marino Visa required 60 days Yes No
Serbia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Slovakia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Slovenia Visa required N/A No No
Spain Visa required 90 days Yes No
Sweden Visa required 60 days Yes No
Switzerland Visa required 60 days Yes No
Turkey Visa required No No
Ukraine Visa required 60 days Yes No
United Kingdom Visa required 180 days Yes No
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Nationals from all countries in Africa will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa required No No
Angola Visa required 60 days No No
Benin Visa required 90 days Yes No
Botswana Visa required 60 days Yes No
Burkina Faso Visa required No No
Burundi Visa required 60 days Yes No
Cameroon Visa required 60 days Yes No
Cape Verde Visa required 60 days Yes No
Central African Republic Visa required No No
Chad Visa required No No
Comoros Visa required 60 days Yes No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Djibouti Visa required 60 days Yes No
Egypt Visa required No No
Equatorial Guinea Visa required 60 days Yes No
Eritrea Visa required 60 days Yes No
Ethiopia Visa required No No
Gabon Visa required 60 days Yes No
Gambia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Ghana Visa required 60 days Yes No
Guinea Visa required 60 days Yes No
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required 60 days Yes No
Kenya Visa required 60 days Yes No
Lesotho Visa required 60 days Yes No
Liberia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Libya Visa required No No
Madagascar Visa required 60 days Yes No
Malawi Visa required 60 days Yes No
Mali Visa required 60 days Yes No
Mauritania Visa required No No
Mauritius Visa required 60 days Yes No
Morocco Visa required No No
Mozambique Visa required 60 days Yes No
Namibia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Niger Visa required No No
Nigeria Visa required No No
Rwanda Visa required 60 days Yes No
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A No No
Senegal Visa required 60 days Yes No
Seychelles Visa required 60 days Yes No
Sierra Leone Visa required 60 days Yes No
Somalia Visa required No No
South Africa Visa required 60 days Yes No
Sudan Visa required No No
Eswatini Visa required 60 days Yes No
Tanzania Visa required 60 days Yes No
Togo Visa required No No
Tunisia Visa required No No
Uganda Visa required 60 days Yes No
Zambia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Zimbabwe Visa required 60 days Yes No
Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No No
South Sudan Visa required No No

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from all countries in Central America and Caribbean will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa required 60 days Yes No
Bahamas Visa required 60 days Yes No
Barbados Visa required 60 days Yes No
Belize Visa required 60 days Yes No
Costa Rica Visa required 60 days Yes No
Cuba Visa required 60 days Yes No
Dominica Visa required 60 days Yes No
Dominican Republic Visa required 60 days Yes No
El Salvador Visa required 60 days Yes No
Grenada Visa required 60 days Yes No
Guatemala Visa required 60 days Yes No
Haiti Visa required 60 days Yes No
Honduras Visa required 60 days Yes No
Jamaica Visa required 60 days Yes No
Nicaragua Visa required 60 days Yes No
Panama Visa required 60 days Yes No
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required 60 days Yes No
Saint Lucia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa required 60 days Yes No
Trinidad and Tobago Visa required 60 days Yes No

South America

Nationals from all countries in South America will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa required 60 days No No
Bolivia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Brazil Visa required 60 days Yes No
Chile Visa required 60 days Yes No
Colombia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Ecuador Visa required 60 days Yes No
Guyana Visa required 60 days Yes No
Paraguay Visa required 60 days Yes No
Peru Visa required 60 days Yes No
Suriname Visa required 60 days Yes No
Uruguay Visa required 60 days Yes No
Venezuela Visa required 60 days Yes No

Oceania

Nationals from all countries in Oceania will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Fiji Visa required 60 days Yes No
Kiribati Visa required 60 days Yes No
Marshall Islands Visa required 60 days Yes No
Micronesia Visa required 60 days Yes No
Nauru Visa required 60 days Yes No
New Zealand Visa required 60 days Yes No
Palau Visa required 60 days Yes No
Papua New Guinea Visa required 60 days Yes No
Samoa Visa required 60 days Yes No
Solomon Islands Visa required 60 days Yes No
Tonga Visa required 60 days Yes No
Tuvalu Visa required 60 days Yes No
Vanuatu Visa required 60 days Yes No

Middle East

Nationals from all countries in Middle East will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Bahrain Visa required No No
Iran Visa required Yes No
Iraq Visa required No No
Israel Visa required 60 days Yes No
Jordan Visa required 60 days Yes No
Kuwait Visa required No No
Lebanon Visa required No No
Oman Visa required 60 days Yes No
Qatar Visa required Yes No
Saudi Arabia Visa required 90 days Yes No
Syria Visa required No No
United Arab Emirates Visa required 60 days Yes No
Yemen Visa required No No

North America

Nationals from all countries in North America will need visas to travel to India as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa required 60 days Yes No
Mexico Visa required 60 days Yes No
United States Visa required 180 days Yes No

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