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Union Budget 2015: Govt to give visa on arrival for 150 countries

"Last year VoA was issued to 43 countries. As tourism in the country has increased, I propose to increase the countries covered under this to 150," the Finance Minister said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Photo: Reuters)

The government will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to people from 150 countries, a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Saturday in his maiden full-year Budget speech for 2015-16.

"Last year VoA was issued to 43 countries. As tourism in the country has increased, I propose to increase the countries covered under this to 150," the Finance Minister said while presenting the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha.

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