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Visa-on-Arrival destinations for Indian nationals

Ask anyone and they will tell you that planning a trip isn’t a cakewalk, there are a lot of hassles that come while making preparation for any holiday. There are a lot of things you have to keep in mind like dates, flight/hotel fares, seasonality and most importantly – Visa! Yes, it can be sometimes bitter to know how we require a Visa to go anywhere. But, fortunately, there are few countries in the world that greet Indians with a Visa on arrival. Try planning a trip around these destinations so that you avoid long queues and boring interviews.

If you hate the process of visa application, then fret not. There are some visa on arrival countries for Indians that you may want to visit for an exquisite vacation. So, here is the list of destinations that will greet you with a visa on arrival when you visit them. Take a look!


Effective 01st Dec’2023, Indian Passport holders no longer require Tourist Visa for stay up to 30days.


The immigration department requires all foreign nationals to fill in the data on the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) online at the JIM portal (https://imigresen-online.imi.gov.my/mdac/main?register ). This MDAC data filling can be completed as early as 3 days before arrival.

  • Passport with a validity of at least six months
  • Proof of accommodation in Malaysia
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • Funds of at least 50 USD per day

Passenger will undergo final profiling by Malaysian Immigration upon arrival and if any of these not complete or fulfilled, passenger will be refused entry by immigration under reason of suspicious journey.



Effective November 10, Indian nationals can enter Thailand visa-free. The new visa exemption rules will be valid till May 10, 2024, and will allow Indian tourists to stay in Thailand for 30 days for tourism purposes only


There are a few entry requirements that you must meet. So before traveling to Thailand, you must keep the following entry requirements in mind;

  • Passport with a validity of atleast six months
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Sufficient funds  of 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family


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Mauritius is one of the most exquisite countries with visa on arrival for Indians. Get ready to explore the blue lagoons, coral reefs, and exotic beaches. You read that right! Its a perfect place to celebrate your annual family vacation and one of the best visa on arrival honeymoon destinations.


Mauritius has a visa on arrival for its Indian tourist. This visa is valid for 60 days from the arrival date in Mauritius. The good thing is that this visa is free of cost and is a single-entry one. To get a Mauritius visa in hand, every Indian traveler must submit a few important travel documents at the immigration counter at Mauritius airport to get the visa on arrival;

  • Passport with a validity of at least six months
  • Proof of accommodation in Mauritius
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • Sufficient funds to cover your stay


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Home to the famous Tanah Lot temple, the refreshing rice terraces, mighty Kintamani volcano, cascading waterfalls, and some amazing people. The easiest way to travel to Indonesia for Indian citizens is by getting their visa on arrival at the cost of USD35. The list of documents required is also short.


The cabin crew will handover Passenger Arrival Card on the flight, which has to be filled in. Upon landing, traveler must queue at the Customs Passport Control (immigration desk) with the following documents:

  • Passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Duly filled in passenger arrival card



Free Visa regime is implemented for nationals of  India, with effect from 28.11.203, until 31.03.2024.


The validity period of this free ETA is 30 days and permits double entry from the date of initial arrival to Sri Lanka, provided you are holding below mentioned documents.

  • Passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Sufficient fund to cover duration of stay

It is mandatory for all passengers travelling to and from Sri Lanka to fill Arrival/Departure cards online by visiting www.immigration.gov.lk within 3 days to departure.



Home to the most laidback citizens, Laos is a pleasing country to go for a vacation. The remarkable mountain views French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements, Buddhist monasteries and adventure rafting experience can definitely leave unforgettable memories.


Obtaining a Laos visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days is the most convenient, cheapest and time-saving alternative. This procedure is organized, hassle-free and can take between 10 minutes to an hour depending on the tourist traffic. The Laos visa fees is INR 2179/-


The mandatory documentation that is required is listed below;

  • Passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • Xerox copy of the passport’s first and last page
  • Filled in Visa form
  • Sufficient fund to cover duration of stay


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Vietnam is a popular tourist destination among Indian passport holders. The country is a short flight from India, and the country has tourist attractions for any type of traveler.


With an online application for visas on arrival, it is now easier than ever for Indian citizens to get a Vietnam visa. After applying online, Indians arriving into Vietnam can get their visa on arrival at one of Vietnam’s participating international airports, including Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nha Trang.


  • Passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • Photos
  • Visa on Arrival approval letter
  • Travel Insurance
  • Proof of funds



The Maldives can be the best place to travel to as an Indian, and if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, it sounds attractive, right?


The Maldives immigration officers will grant you a tourist visa upon arrival in the Maldives. As an Indian tourist, you won’t need a pre-approved visa to travel to the Maldives. However, you’ll need to satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance once you arrive in the Maldives.


  • Passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Confirmed Return ticket
  • Proof of funds