The Union Government of India on 22 June 2013 planned to introduce Visa-on-Arrival facilities for the Chinese nationals to give a boost to Indian tourism. China is among 30 countries for which his Ministry wants Visa-on- Arrival facility as Beijing has a huge potential for exchanges in the sector.
The aim behind the plan is to ensure that India has at least one per cent share in the international tourist arrivals which is about 0.64 per cent.
Under Visa-on-Arrival facility, a traveller can go straight to the intended country and get visa at the airport itself. At present, India has extended Visa on Arrival facilities to 11 countries including Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Vietnam and Philippines.
When: 22 June 2013.