Visa on arrival for 40 more countries may be a reality soon

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 29 2014, 08:03am hrs
Tourist visa on arrival for 40 more countries including US, UK and Germany could become a reality soon, with the Plan panel convening a meeting of the ministries concerned on February 5 to remove the last hurdle.

The proposal is stuck as home ministry has not given its nod so far to extend the facility of on-arrival tourist visa to the citizens of these 40 more countries. The meeting is called mainly to hear the views of the home ministry as its approval is a prerequisite for extending the facility, an official source said.