South Africa mulls introduction of 3-year visa for Indian tourists

Published on : Sunday, July 12, 2015

visa for Indian touristsSouth African Minister of Home Affairs announced that the country is mulling the introduction of tourist visas with 3 years validity for Indians.



During a meeting with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malugi Gigab requested the former to include South Africa in India’s list of countries that can avail of e-visa facilities.



Presently, South Arica allows tourist visa with 30 days validity and business visa with 10-year validity for Indians. Gigaba proposed business visa validity be reciprocated for South African corporates coming to India.



India last year opened up e-visa facilitation to 43 countries. In May this year, 15,659 foreign tourists arrived on the e-visa to India compared to 1,833 last year. More than a lakh arrived between January and May on e-visas, compared to less than 10,000 last year.


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