The Government of India has announced on arrival visa facility for the UAE nationals travelling to India. The statement ‘Introduction of Visa-on-Arrival facility to nationals of the United Arab Emirates’ issued by the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi on November 17, 2019, stated that this facility is aimed at further strengthening tourism and trade relations as well as strategic ties between the two countries.

UAE citizens will now have access to a 60-day visa on arrival in India at six designated airports in the country – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.  It will also be a double entry visa for those travelling for tourism, business, conference and medical purposes. 

The statement also said that “Visa on arrival will be available only to those UAE nationals who have earlier obtained an e-visa or a normal paper visa for India, irrespective of whether the person actually visited India or not.”