On 27 November 2014, the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) facility became operational for citizens of 153 eligible countries, including those who are eligible for visa on arrival . ETA is issued for tourism, visiting friends and family, short duration medical treatment and business visits. The scheme was renamed to e-Tourist Visa (eTV) on 15 April 2015.
An application for e-Tourist Visa must be made at least four calendar days in advance of the date of arrival. The visa is valid for a single entry with a maximum stay of 30 calendar days from the date of arrival, and can be obtained twice in a calendar year. The duration of stay cannot be extended
Citizens of the following countries and territories who hold ordinary passports are eligible to obtain the e-Tourist Visa (unless the citizen is of Pakistani origin)