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Chiranjeevi welcomes visa relaxation

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 17:08 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IBNS) Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs relating to the two month gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa.

The Government of India has decided to lift the restriction of the two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India except in the case of nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons.



The Tourism Minister said that this decision has addressed a long pending demand of the travel industry and would facilitate tourists visiting the country.

The Ministry of Tourism has set a target of increasing the share of India in world tourist arrivals from the current 0.6% to 1% by the end of the 12th plan period and a relaxation in the visa regime would contribute to a large extent in achieving this target, he said.

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