New Visa Rules Before You Plan A Trip
These 12 new rules from different countries provide a breath of fresh air for Indian travelers at a time when most countries are becoming strict regarding their visa regulations. Be sure to check out these new ideas before you finalize your destination when preparing an international tour this year.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Tourists will be excluded from charging a visa fee for dependants under 18 years of age when you plan your holiday between 15 July and 15 September. However children need to be supported by their parents to make use of this deal.
The recent rule requires a 48-hour free transit visa for travelers passing via Dubai and Abu Dhabi, between India and the rest of the world. This validity can be extended with just around 930 charges, up to 96 hours.
Uzbekistan: Now, when visiting Uzbekistan, Indian travelers do not need to send a’ Letter of Invitation.’ All you have to do is apply for and submit a visa online upon arrival. In addition, this visa lets you stay 30 long days in the country!
Japan: Japan, too, relaxed its Indian visa laws, now allowing for simple multiple-entry visa applications. What you need to do is submit a visa application form along with documentation to show financial capacity for your visit time. Furthermore, students enrolled in / graduated from Indian Universities are no longer required to submit Japan visa financial papers.
Myanmar: Road trips to Myanmar have just been made easier; now Indian travellers don’t need a special land route permit to get into the country. Register for an e-visa before departure, and present it at the check-post. You will obtain your e-visa in less than 24 hours which is valid 28 days after your admission. Myanmar New Visa Laws.
Saudi Arabia: A government historic change now requires women over the age of 25 to grant visas, even if they aren’t accompanied by a man.
Kazakhstan: Following the footsteps of many other countries, Kazakhstan has now started issuing Indian travellers e-visa (valid for 30 days). Additionally, if you are on a Kazakh airline traveling to a region, you can get a 72-hour transit visa for Kazakhstan, free of charge.
Zimbabwe: When Zimbabwe starts granting visa-on-arrival to Indian passport holders, an exotic tour of Africa is no longer difficult.
France: If you are transiting any airport in France via foreign areas, you don’t need to apply for an airport transit visa.
Oman: If you possess a visa for the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan or the Schengen states, you will be eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival in Oman. This new rule also includes your dependants visa-on-arrival, if they are accompanied by you.
Israel: To promote tourism, Israel reduces the visa application fee from 1700 to 1,100 rupees for category B2 visas, which includes travel visits, business meetings and conferences.
UAE: That’s another destination where both Indian investors and science, medicine and medical specialists can apply. UAE now gives Indian passport holders a 10 year work visa.
Stuff you need to do before any travel abroad
1. Check your passport and apply for any visas you need.
While memorizing the expiry date of your passport is not mandatory, it is best to take a look at it and check that you know where your passport is kept before making any international travel plans. Typically speaking, you want your passport to be valid for at least six months after entering a foreign country, although some nations may allow you to get away with less; see the full country-organized website of the State Department for information. When the expiry date approaches, you’ll need to renew your passport before your next trip abroad. It is New Visa Rules
While not a universal requirement, tourist visas are required to visit several nations around the world, and the application process varies greatly from country to country. If you have an American passport, the State Department’s website is the best guide to choose how to apply for a tourist visa depending on the countries. It is important to remember that it can be costly and time-consuming to apply for a visa, so it is best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. Some countries, including China, offer multi-year visas that require multiple entries and exits; if there is a possibility that you will be returning to a country sooner rather than later, multi-year visas will save you a lot of time and money in the long term.
2. Stay vaccinated and get treatment.
You might need to have specific vaccines or medications as a precaution against various diseases, depending on where you’re headed. For the most detailed and current medical guidelines, search the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also publishes country-by-country health advisories. However, if you are taking some prescription drugs on a regular basis, make sure that you have enough to cover the length of your trip so that you do not run out while you are travelling. Last but not least, if you are going to any remote areas, it is prudent to bring non-prescription medicines (aspirin, Imodium, etc.) that may not be easily found.
3. Review travel warnings / travel advisories and sign your trip.
React to the Travel Alerts Consular Awareness System (short-term accidents which we believe you should know about while planning travel to a country) and Travel Warnings (We offer a Travel Warning when we want you to think very carefully whether you should go to a country at all) before you travel abroad. Such alerts are worth testing both before booking a trip and just before departure. You will also consider enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which makes it easier for the State Department to support you in an emergency situation. Likewise, write down any American embassies or consulates addresses and phone numbers in the countries you’ll be visiting, should you need to contact them. Below are some new guidelines for all of you about visas.
4. Prepare the coffers.
Call your bank and credit card providers before you go abroad and let them know where you’re going to be; if the companies see international charges without warning that you’re overseas, they might freeze your cards, which can be very inconvenient if you’re in a store or trying to pay for dinner. If you fly abroad, be mindful of the exchange rate and know the average cost of things everywhere you go so you get a idea of how much you’re going to pay. If you want traveler checks, please feel free to do so, but note that they are not widely accepted and sold at a less attractive rate than the one you would find at an ATM, no matter where you are in the world. This is yet another New Visa Rules
5. Copy the travel papers.
More importantly, have at least one color copy of the Identification page of your passport kept secure and separate from your passport somewhere. Copies of any visas that pertain to your current travels should also be made. You can also copy hotel bookings, train ticket confirmations and all other travel papers. During this digital age, getting only digital versions of these documents handy is very convenient (and environmentally friendly). That’s fine, just make sure certain things are stored locally on your computer so you can access them without an Internet connection. Remember, if you may store confidential information (such as a passport scan) on your phone or in your email address, make sure that your passwords are secure enough to keep out possible intruders. Many new laws concerning visas.
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