Best visa-free destinations for Indians in 2020

visa-free destinations for Indians

If you have plans to pack your bags and head over to a foreign nation with your loved ones for a holiday, why not choose to visit a nation that won’t even ask about whether you have a tourist visa or not!?

For your convenience here is a list of best visa-free destinations:


Privacy and tranquillity are the USPs of Maldives. Apart from these perks, you can also take a dip in the clear open waters that are filled to the brim with rich marine life! The nation has some of the best snorkelling and deep-sea diving spots in the world – so make the most out of your trip to the Maldives!

Visa requirements: Visa-free entry is permissible given your stay does not exceed 90 days!

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is often labelled as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. If you are willing to learn more about the vibrant local culture of this island nation or, has developed a mood to try your luck as a watersport enthusiast, then don’t miss a visit to this nation. Furthermore, Sri Lanka is also a haven for all the history buffs and wildlife enthusiasts out there – so be sure to bring your cameras!

Visa requirements: Visa is not needed, given your stay does not exceed more than 30 days from the date of your arrival.


Mauritius offers tons of opportunities to people who love to explore the unknown. One of the most appealing activities an Indian can enjoy during their stay in this pretty nation is island hopping.

Notable islands that you should not miss are:

  • Ilot Gabriel
  • Flat Island
  • Ile des Deux Cocos and
  • Ile au Ronde.

Now, for the more laid-back Indian travellers, to take part in trips to scenic waterfalls, sand coves and whatnot!

Visa requirements: No visa is needed since you can apply for a visa-on-arrival with a validity of 60 days.


Malaysia offers the best opportunities for people who love snorkelling and diving. Don’t you forget that the nation has one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world! On top of this, if you want to explore the marine life of Malaysia, be sure to the islands Pulau Redang, Pulau Tioman and Perhentians. Oh! Don’t forget the beaches of Borneo as well!

Visa requirements: As per a notification published in the Federal Government Gazette of Malaysia, Indians holding Indian passport can stay in the nation for up to 15 days without a visa. This will be applicable for this whole year (2020)! The notification was published on December 26, 2019.


Seychelles is the ideal destination if you have plans to enjoy local cuisine and drinks. Furthermore, if you are an ardent fan of rustic adventures such as a hiking trip or camping under the stars, completely off the grid, then Seychelles has got your back!

Visa requirements: No visa needed. But if you have plans to stay more than a month in the nation, you would need to apply for a visa-on-arrival.


Indonesia is home to the infamous Komodo Dragon – the largest lizard species in the world! If you are an avid fan of the Animal planet channel or have plans to engage in an adrenaline-fuelled encounter with the lizard, you should start making plans! Furthermore, you can also head over to meet the orang-utans of Bukit Lawang. You can also try your luck to meet an army of elephants that is on a vigilante mission that is commissioned with the aim to protect the Tanhkahan rainforest.

Visa requirements: No visa needed, but if you plan on staying in the country for a social or cultural event, you would need to apply for the country’s Social and Cultural Visa B-211. It is valid for two months.

Being an Indian and holding an Indian passport has many perks. As you can see, there are lots of places you can visit without even bothering about a tourist visa! So, make the most out of this opportunity and start packing your bags pronto!

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