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Soon, visa free entry in Indonesia for Indians

September 12, 2015BY Sahaj ( 0 ) Comment

The Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia is contemplating to add India in the list of countries that are extended Visa free entry by the end of October. This was revealed by Arief Yahya, Tourism Minister, Indonesia. Talking about the new development, Yahya said, “We have not done enough for the Indian market till now. We hope this initiative will act as a catalyst that will lead to direct connectivity between the two countries. Our government is going to soon have discussion with India’s Civil Aviation Ministry to have direct flight between the two countries.” The move is expected to push airlines in both the countries to begin direct air connectivity between the two countries, which has been a long-standing demand from the industry. The country will look at adding direct connectivity from New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, Yahya added. Earlier this year, the Indonesian government had rolled out visa free entry to citizens of 45 countries, including Asian markets such as China, Japan and South Korea. Indonesia is now looking to add 48 countries to its list of visa free entry, thus taking the total to 93 countries by the end of this year. Visa-free arrivals are valid for 30 days in the country.

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