Yet another Happy news for the tourists to Kerala!!!! Now you can plan your holidays in Kerala even on a short notice, with fewer hurdles! Apply for your Visa Online, get the ‘Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)’ and fly to Kerala.
Tourist Visa on Arrival (T-VoA) enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) has been introduced for Foreign Tourists coming to Kochi and Trivandrum from 43 countries including Australia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE & USA for a short stay of 30 days & Kerala became the only state in India where two airports, having the T-VoA enabled with ETA.
The other countries are Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Niue, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Ukraine & Vietnam.
Effective from November 27, the T-VoA enabled with ETA will allow tourists to apply and pay the fee for the visa online, without having to travel to the Indian missions in their home countries. Applicants who are approved will receive the official travel authorization via email and only need to present a printed copy of this to the immigration authorities upon their arrival in India.
For details regarding Visa services please visit
Tourist Visa on Arrival – indianvisaonline.gov.in
Bureau of Immigration – boi.gov.in