Indians traveling to Malaysia will soon be able to visit multiple countries on one visa. Post the announcement of new Indian passport rules, it seems that Indian Government is all geared up to encourage its citizens to travel more.
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Good news for Indian travelers!
Yes, you heard that right! The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak – has announced the launch of multiple-entry-e-visa for Indian tourists. This means that with one single visa, Indians will now be able to travel to multiple destinations.
According to TravelBizMonitor, this is what the Malaysian Prime Minister has decided to offer to Indians:
- No visa fee
- Online application approval within 48 hours
- Issuance of multiple-entry-e-visa
However, this visa will have a validity of 15 days and a processing fee of INR 1280 will be charged initially. This initiative is a part of six MoUs and agreement that Malaysia and India signed on 1st April 2017 in order to take the bilateral ties to the next level. It will not only boost tourism for both the countries but will also play a crucial role in further development and economic growth.
As per Tourism and Culture Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, “For now, Malaysia will serve as a gateway to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for Indians only. However, if we get a good response, then this “one visa scheme” might also be extended to other nationalities”.
There is no doubt that this new Malaysian Visa Policy For Indians is an excellent move by the Malaysian government to boost its inbound Indian tourism – since last year almost 540530 Indians traveled to Malaysia (Jan – Oct 2016).
Though the scheme of multiple-entry e-visa has been launched for now, a particular date is yet to be announced as to when this policy will come into effect. Additionally, the Malaysian e-visa will benefit ASEAN countries too!
Excited much? Now that you can visit all the four destinations in one go, it’s time you take that much needed holiday right away. Plan your trip now!
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