Travel News & Alerts
Thailand offers extension of Tourist VoA Scheme
The Thai government has announced a six month extension to the tourist visa fee exemption scheme applicable on single entry visas. This was initially available from November 2016 to February 2017 has now been extended till August 2017
UAE announces VoA for Indian nationals
Citizens of the Republic of India who are holders of normal passports with a six-month, or more, valid green card or visa issued by the United States of America shall be granted entry visas to the UAE from all ports for a period of 14 days, subject for a single renewal for the same period upon payment of applicable fees.
The visa will be valid for 14 days, with a single extension...
Malaysia announces free e-visas for Indians
Malaysia has announced it will waive off the visa fee for Indians. Only a $20 (Rs 1,342) processing fee will be charged.
“You can now apply for the visa online and you will receive it in the comfort of your home within 48 hours,” Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has announced.
A e-visa can be applied by logging on to
Peru announces visa free entry criteria for Indian nationals
Effective April 1, Indians with a visa of minimum six months validity to either of the following countries will not need a visa applied in advance for their entry to Peru.
If you possess a valid visa to:
- United States of America (USA)
- United Kingdom (UK)
- Schengen Countries (European countries that are part of the...
Advisory for ECR Passport Holders
It has been noticed that some Indian nationals having passports stamped with "Emigration Check Required” (ECR) are travelling through third countries for undertaking overseas employment in ECR countries, thereby circumventing the mandatory emigration clearance procedure at the departure points in India. This is in violation of the Emigration rules of the Government of India.
Indian Nationals in South Sudan seeking evacuation
Indian Nationals desirous of departing South Sudan may kindly register themselves at the following email ID firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following details, preferably by 1300 hrs today.
· Name :
Indian citizens travelling to Nepal
A large number of Indian citizens have been going under own, private arrangement for Kailash Mansarover Yatra via Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa. It has been noticed that a number of them are facing logistical problems in Hilsa and Simikot, primarily on account of bad weather which prevents regular evacuation from Hilsa to Simikot by helicopter and Simikot to Nepalgunj by fixed-wing...
Travel ban on Indian nationals travelling to Libya
In view of prevailing security situation in Libya, security threats and challenges to lives of Indian nationals in Libya, the Government of India has decided to impose travel ban on Indian nationals planning to travel to Libya irrespective of the purpose. The travel ban is effective from 3 May, 2016 till further orders.
Indian students facing problems with Universities in Northern Cyprus
Instances of malpractices have recently been reported by the Indian students who took admission in some universities in the northern part of Cyprus. In particular, complaints have been received against "Cyprus International University (CIU)” that has reportedly asked for additional fee from the Indian students after they took admission at that university.
In general, students...
Indians advised against all travel to Yemen
Ministry of External Affairs today issued an advisory against all travel by Indian Citizens to Yemen.
The release quoted "The security situation in Yemen continues to remain fragile. In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Aden, which resulted in killing of an Indian nun and abduction of one priest, Indian nationals are again strongly advised to avoid travelling to Yemen under any...
Advisory for Indian Students travelling to USA
There have been several instances of denial of entry by the US Immigration authorities to Indian students having valid student visas to pursue studies in two educational institutions, namely, Silicon Valley University at San Jose and Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont.
Government of India has taken up this matter with the US Government to explain the reasons for denial of...