September 3 (TravelAndy): Japan is setting up an online system to accept tourist visa applications starting with tour groups from China, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.
Japan plans to start the process in 2020 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
According to the report, once the system is in place, Chinese travel agencies or their representatives would be able to submit tourist information online. Continue reading Japan tourist visa process to become online
August 2 (TravelAndy): Indian citizens can now obtain 30-day visa-free entry into Belarus. This facility is available only for entry and exit through Minsk National Airport.
However, this facility is not available for people flying in from or flying out to Russia.
To enter the Republic of Belarus visa-free via the port of entry in Minsk National Airport, Indian nationals must have: Continue reading Belarus offers visa free entry to Indians for 30 days
Japan is a different world and if you are thinking of going somewhere but haven’t decided where, consider Japan.
I’ve talked about Japan so much [Check out my Japan guide by clicking here] that my parents decided to go there next. My dad is 65, and mom, 57, and they prefer to travel by themselves together rather than going with a tour operator.
Earlier, this year they went to Bali for three weeks and had a great time and now they are looking forward to Japan. Indonesia is visa-free for Indians but Japan isn’t. So, I took care of their Japan visa application. Continue reading Japan visa for Indians: The importance of a detailed itinerary
June 24 (TravelAndy): A total of 12,000 tourists from China visited Tunisia till May this year, a 56.8 per cent rise as compared to the number last year, said Xinhua, citing Tunisia tourism ministry figures.
Holidaymakers are returning to Tunisia three years after two terrorist attacks hit the industry hard. Around 2.3 million tourists visited Tunisia between January 1 to May 20, 2018, an increase of 21.8 per cent from the same period last year.
Chinese tourists are travelling to the country either as part of group tours or as self-guided travellers. Continue reading China push to Tunisia tourism revival
June 12 (TravelAndy): If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong from Kolkata, have a Plan B ready.
Thousands of rejections of the online pre-arrival registration of visas without allegedly stating a reason have cut down the number visitors from the east Indian metropolis to the autonomous administrative region in China drastically, say reports.
Hong Kong introduced the pre-arrival registration system in January 2017 and the problems started thereafter. Indian nationals earlier did not need a visa to enter the former British colony. Continue reading Hong Kong visa rejections hit traffic from Kolkata
June 1 (TravelAndy): Indian citizens have long been granted 30-day visa-free travel in Indonesia. (ALSO READ: Indonesia visa for Indians- all you need to know)
India is now reciprocating the gesture.
Addressing Indian diaspora at the Jakarta Convention Centre in the Indonesian capital, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Not only do the names of our nations rhyme but also there is a distinct rhythm in the India-Indonesia friendship.” Continue reading India offers visa free travel for Indonesian citizens
It’s not that I had never been to China. But, then you don’t really consider transit through somewhere as actually “going” there!
I have changed planes (and once, an airport) in China during two separate trips. But this time, I was actually intending to get into the country.
My quest for a Chinese tourist visa began at this website. Continue reading How to secure a China tourist visa
April 24 (TravelAndy): Russia has simplified visa procedures for the citizens of 18 countries, including India, to its far east when the visitors are entering the country through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.
A list of 18 countries has been approved whose citizens can obtain electronic single entry business, tourist or humanitarian visas when entering the Russian Federation through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok. This initiative is aimed at enhancing the investment appeal of the region and expanding business ties by facilitating projects involving foreign companies, and attracting more foreign tourists, an official statement said.
The signed directive submitted by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East contains an approved list of 18 countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Brunei, India, Qatar, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan. Continue reading e-Visas for 18 countries to Russia far east
Since Donald Trump took charge as US President, I found a lot of people around me speculating whether getting a US visa was going to become more difficult. I had been wanting to visit the United States for some time now and last month, I decided to go there in 2017. So, I went ahead and got myself a ten-year B1/B2 visa, which is for visits related to tourism and business in the United States.
The process was long and I would say a little complicated. But I took on one thing at a time and things worked out pretty smoothly in the end.
Read on to find out how to score a ten-year US tourist visa with an Indian passport. Continue reading How to score a ten-year US tourist visa
I’ve written about it earlier, but the Indian passport is more powerful than you think. You will realise this fact again while planning a trip to the incredibly beautiful Indonesia.
Yes, Indians do not need to a visa to enter Indonesia.
It took three hours for my AirAsia flight to get to Bali from Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading Indonesia (Bali) visa for Indians
May 23 (TravelAndy): Indian tourists entering UAE through airports will now be able to get multiple-entry visas, a report in The Times of India said.
This non-extendable multiple-entry visa allows a tourist to visit Dubai and any other place in UAE more than once in a period of 90 days. Continue reading UAE nod to multiple-entry visa for Indians
May 13 (TravelAndy): Indian citizens travelling to the Philippines will now not need a visa to enter the country if they already have a valid AJACSSUK (Australia, Japan, Canada, Singapore, the US and UK) visa.
Under the new rule that came into effect last month, Indians can now can now enter the country from all entry ports, including international airports and sea ports, domestic without a Philippines visa for a period of 14 days, extendable to a maximum of 21 days. Continue reading Visa-free travel for Indians to Philippines