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7 Must Visit Visa-Free Countries

Travelling across the world is one the top priorities of the millennial generation. While the older generation worked hard to own a house or for settlement of their families, the newer generation works hard so they can visit as many destinations as possible. Travelling requires a lot of effort in terms of time, money and of course, international visit permits.

While costs and time can be managed with personal efforts, difficulty in getting a visa to a country is one of the major reasons that prevent international tourists from visiting it. Expensive visa permits can really discourage people from visiting the country. . Nations that have easier visa procedures have a relatively higher number of tourists opting to go on a vacation to the destination. Some nations have paid visa permits, some visa on arrival and some provide free visa permits.

Expensive visa permits add up to the budget and visa on arrival is a risky move for travellers, who are not sure whether or not they will be permitted to enter. The most visited countries are those that do not have visa requirements or have free visit permit for a certain period. These help traveler to just plan a vacation based on their own schedule and financial availability. Travelers might plan a trip and leave for a vacation without worrying about budgets or entrance permits

Here is a list of 7 Visa Free Countries that might be of help when you select your next vacation destination.

Philippines

The Philippines allows a free visa entry for the initial 14 days of travel to Indian Nationals. If you get a tourist visa from the Philippines’ Embassy in New Delhi before you travel, you can extend the visa for 21 days. The applicant must have a passport valid for up to six months after the intended period of stay. You can extend your stay by applying to the Bureau of Immigration while in the Philippines.

The Philippines has a lot in store for its tourists other than just free visa. Over 7,000 nations in the country make up the archipelago. If you enjoy water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, swimming, the Philippines’ waters are the place for you! The beaches and natural landscapes are great destinations for tourists on vacation looking for relaxation.

Indonesia

Indian tourists with a valid passport for up to 6 months from the day of arrival in Indonesia can get a visa exemption stamp at the airport’s immigration office. This allows Indians to visit Indonesia for a period of 30 days visa-free. The visit must be strictly for tourist purposes. The visa is not extendable and the Indian nationals must leave within 30 days.

Indonesia is a great place for travel and increasing in popularity among Indians as Indonesia is home to Bali, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, is a pleasant bustling city contrasting the peaceful cultural ambience of Bali filled with temples, islands and natural landscapes.

Bhutan

The Indian nationals do not require any visa permits for travelling to Bhutan, if they have a valid travel document on them. An Indian passport with validity up to six months or a Voter Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India would be enough to allow an Indian into Bhutan. Using these documents, tourists can get an ‘entry permit’ into Thimphu and Paro. For areas beyond these, one must obtain a ‘Special area permit’ at the immigration office at Thimphu.

Bhutan, the happiest country in Asia, is a tourist destination with an abundance of historical and cultural monuments. Buddhist monasteries such as the Tashichho Dzong and the gold-leaf roofed government palace are a few of the jaw-dropping sites that you can only witness in Bhutan. Not to forget, it is a place with a breath of fresh air as Bhutan is the only carbon-negative country in the world.

Maldives

One of the longest visa-free entries to any country for Indian nationals is at the island country of Maldives. Indians are allowed to visit Maldives for a period of 90 days without a visa.

Maldives is most popular as a honeymoon destination among Indians but is also a perfect destination to go with friends, families or even for solo travel. The beaches of Maldives are pristine and the country has 26-ring shaped atolls (coral reef or island/islets.)

Mauritius

Mauritius provides the Indian Nationals a visa-free entry for a period of 60 days without a visa. The conditions of entry are the applicant has a valid return ticket, has the permission to return to country of origin and has enough funds for the stay.

Maldives is an island nation with beaches, lagoons and reefs. Along with viewing the beautiful landscapes of the island, Maldives is famous for beach hopping, spa with a view, water sports such as dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling and speed boating.  Under water dining is a unique experience that you should try in Maldives!

Nepal

Indian Nationals have freedom of movement in Nepal. Under the Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the citizens of India can travel, work and live in Nepal as Nepali citizens can in India.

Nepal is home to various religious and historical sites important to Hindus and Buddhists. Apart from the religious temples such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath stupa, it is also famous for the tourist destination of Pokhara. Pokhara is the starting pint of many trekking routes such as the Annapurna and Everest Base Camp route.

Fiji

Fiji allows Indian nationals to visit the country on a visa on arrival basis. The tourists must have a passport valid for six months beyond the intended stay date and a confirmed return ticket.

Fiji is an island nation filled with more than 300 islands that form an archipelago and is famous for its palm-lined beaches and lagoons. The capital of Suva has stunning British colonial architecture and the official language of Fiji is Hindi, making conversation much easier for Indians.

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