At least once in our lives, we have faced some difficulties in planning a trip to a foreign country and this is because we might think about whether our Visa would get approved or not. This is the time when many plans get cancelled at the last moment due to VISA issues.
However, if you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka, there is good news for you. Indians can fly to Sri Lanka without paying Visa fee till April 30 according to IndiaToday. The news was confirmed by Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga. Previously, Indians had to splash the cash of almost Rs 2,400 as visa fee if they had to come to Sri Lanka.
It is well known that India is one of the biggest contributors to tourism market in Sri Lanka, with over 18% of all tourist arrivals from the nation. The decision was taken in a bid to revive the tourism of the country which was hit by the Easter Sunday bombings.
Besides Sri Lanka, there is another country that one wouldn’t have to stress a lot about Visa problems anymore, at least next year. In sensational news for explorers and tourists from India- Malaysia offers Visa-free entry to Indians, all year round in 2020. Yes, you read it right. No kidding.
In 2020, Indians will be able to tour Malaysia for up to 15 days with electronic travel registration and information system. It is quite an easy process and one can do it either individually or through travel agencies.
Nonetheless, entry and exit in Malaysia will only happen through authorised airports or entry points and so the tourists should take care of that. As per The Star Online report, the visitors will be required to produce full proof of sufficient cash for expenses. After that, they should show their travel itinerary in Malaysia. In addition, they should also have a valid return ticket with them.
It should be noted that the travellers will be able to visit Malaysia, three months after registration.
There is a specific reason as to why Malaysia is offering free entry to Indians. They are doing so in order to boost tourism. The country is also targeting as many as thirty million international tourist arrivals for the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign.