VISA

E-visa for Russia from Jan

Starting January 1, 2021, Russia will start issuing a 16-day single-entry electronic visa for Indian tourists, to be valid for 60 days. Applicants only need to fill out an online application, which will be reviewed within four days. Indian visitors will be now be able to obtain single-entry business, humanitarian …

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Gratis visa for Indians

  In a major development, Embassies of Spain and Slovakia have agreed to issue ‘Gratis Visa’ to all Indians who were issued a visa earlier this year but could not travel in the last few months because of the pandemic. Manas Dwivedi The decision came following the appeal by Outbound …

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VFS Global starts safe and secure

As lockdowns across the world lift and borders slowly reopen, VFS Global’s Visa Application Centres are resuming operations across the globe once approved by the Central government, Embassies/Consulates as well as the local authorities. It has taken a slew of measures to ensure adherence to WHO and local government guidelines. …

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VFS Global starts limited operations

In a bid to get business going as the world starts to open, VFS Global has resumed operations, albeit restricted. Countries for which visa services have begun are United Kingdom, Italy, UAE, Turkey, Ireland, Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Norway, Portugal and South Korea. Applicants will have to schedule an appointment …

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How the travel ecosystem may evolve in the ‘new’ normal

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the expected growth in the tourism and travel industry, one cannot deny the indispensable role travel still plays in our lives and in the economy of many countries. Travel will bounce back as borders start opening up again, but the way one travels …

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Vietnam eVisa on arrival

On the occasion of Vietnam’s Vice President’s, Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, visit to India, VFS Global and the Embassy of Vietnam in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for tourism promotion and facilitation of human mobility. Manas Dwivedi VFS Global, in an exclusive partnership with the Embassy …

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Jewar airport to ease traffic

As Delhi’s international airport strives to cater to the growing traffic, a second airport in the region, in Jewar, will be a relief. It will accommodate both passenger and cargo operations. Anil Mathur The upcoming Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida (a city in Uttar Pradesh that shares its border …

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VFS Global ready for the big rush

In an exclusive interaction with TRAVTALK, Sanjeet Joher, Head – South Asia, VFS Global, shared details on initiatives taken by them to stay fully-prepared ahead of the peak travel season. While its visa application centres will serve agents through counters meant exclusively for them, timings have also been extended for …

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E-visa to all regions of Russia?

After offering free e-visa to Indian tourists travelling to four regions of the Russian Federation, including St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Kaliningrad and Far East region, Russia is going to further simplify the process by offering an e-visa facility to all regions of the Federation by 2021. Manas Dwivedi The Federal Agency …

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VFS’ Italy Global app from Feb

VFS Global, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, will launch the ‘Italy Global’ App on February 1, to facilitate a seamless visa process for Indian travellers heading to the European nation or those interested in doing business there. Anupriya Bishnoi The previous year was a record one for …

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