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Travelling abroad? Recent visa rule changes you need to know

Travelling abroad-Indian passport holders are seeing more and more countries relax their requirements. Here is a list of all the significant changes that have occurred in the past few months, including visa on arrival, free transit visa, Schengen visa going digital, and ways to avoid the queue for US visas.

1) Indonesia

The ban on traveling without a visa was made law in the Republic of Indonesia. This indicates that the ban that went into effect during the pandemic will continue. travelling abroad With a visa issued upon arrival, Indians can continue their journey to Indonesia.

2) The United States of America

The cost of traveling to the US has increased. They raised the cost of obtaining a visa for business, tourist, and other types of travel. Visitor visas for business and tourism (B1 and B2) have been available since June 17; Non-petition-based NIVs now cost travelling abroad $185 (Rs15,176), up from $160 (Rs13,125). 

While applying for a new visa, travelers who also have a “clearance received” or “department authorization” stamp on their passports are eligible to apply for an interview waiver. If a visa is less than 48 months from expiration, those without this stamp can take advantage of this service.

3) Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan recently introduced direct low-cost flights and announced visa-free travel for Indian travelers. A low-cost airline called FlyArystan recently introduced a one-way direct flight between Delhi and Shymkent that costs as little as Rs 4,500. ntravelling abroad

4) Saudi Arabia

You will be entitled to a complimentary four-day transit visa if you are traveling through Saudi Arabia on Saudia Airlines or Flynas. Your ticket comes with the visa, which is good for 90 days. 

5) Egypt

Egypt will before long beginning giving a legitimate multi day single-section visa to Indians for generally $25 (Rs 2,060). 

6) China

China recently opened its gates to tourists returning from the pandemic. Visitors who held a valid visa prior to March 28, 2020, may now use it to visit the country, while others may also apply for a new one.

7) Europe

Legislators from EU member states have agreed to make the current Schengen visa system mostly digital, removing the need for a physical sticker on passports.

The majority of visa applicants will be able to apply online once the new law is officially adopted, making the process faster, cheaper, and easier.

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