Thursday, March 23, 2017

Indians no longer need to pay RM370 to visit M'sia

Kuala Lumpur: A new visa scheme for Indian tourists, aimed at increasing their numbers, will be introduced on April 1.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the new scheme would see Indian tourists only paying US$20 (RM88.50) for a 15-day visit.

Approval, he said, would be within 48 hours.

Nazri said the announcement would be made during the Prime Minister's official trip to India next month.

Earlier, he blamed the fees charged for the e-visa application for Indian tourists as one of the factors leading to the drop in ­visitors.

He said the company managing the e-visa applications charged an additional RM270 per application apart from the RM108 payable to the Malaysian and Indian governments.

"Countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia are visa-free for Indian tourists.
23/03/17 Daily Express