New electronic visa facility for superyachts to Andaman Islands


New e-visa provision for superyachts to Andaman IslandsIndividuals willing to travel to the superyacht region of Andaman Islands can avail the visa-on-arrival facility at nine of the airports of India, according to Asia Pacific Superyachts Andaman Islands authorities, R Rathnam. He also added that this new move would aid the Indian government in welcoming more number of tourists from overseas nations. During the month of December in 2014, Indian government has relaxed visa norms for few of the 43 developed overseas nations along with Brazil, Australia, US, Germany and many others.

The officially inaugurated e-visa facility on 27 November in the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad acted as a fine gift for 43 overseas nations’ citizens. Union home minister and the tourism minister of the country, Mahesh Sharma stated that the new facility offers the electronic version of visas for a trip to the country. He also added that visitors can tour the nation effortlessly without waiting for long hours.

All overseas nationals can now obtain their visas in 72 hours regardless of holidays and regular working hours. Individuals can now avail electronic travel authorization facility at Chennai, Mumbai, Goa, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kochi. And individuals willing to travel to the superyacht region, Andaman Islands can avail this new facility at New Delhi and Chennai airports.

The changes in the new facility aim at enhancing the tourism of the country. Few of the restrictions involved in this new scheme are that e-visa is valid for 30 days and can only be attained twice in a year.

Individuals reapplying for new visa under TVoA-ETA system need not wait for more hours. Though it is a visa that can be obtained after arriving, however an individual has to apply through online before visiting the nation. After the completion of all the usual formalities, he or she has to hold the hard copy of the authorization.

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