India will provide e-Tourist Visa to 31 more countries, including France and Canada, enabling citizens of these countries easy entry to the country. A Home Ministry statement said, the e-Tourist Visa facility is being extended to 31 more countries from Friday.
India had launched e-Tourist Visa in November last year for 45 countries from nine designated Indian airports.
With the latest addition, the total number of countries under the scheme will go up to 76.
The statement said, the scheme will be extended to more countries in a phased manner. The Government intends to extend the scheme to 150 countries by the end of the current financial year.