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January 8, 2015

India to Allow Visitors to Get Visas Upon Arrival

People travelling to India from 43 countries—including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan—will no longer have to form a line at their local consulates to obtain visas. Following the announcement, individuals may now apply online for their tourist visa upon-arrival, entitling them to a 30-day stay in the India.

“This is very good news for our international exhibitors and Hosted Buyers attending ibtm india 2015, which will take place in Jaipur, from 1-3 September 1-3,” Shinu Pillai, exhibition manager for ibtm india and ibtm africa, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said in a statement, adding that the new visa rules would “help to unleash the huge potential of the country's growing MICE industry.” 

The new visa-on-arrival rules will benefit 43 countries including Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and Vanuatu.

Hosted Buyer registration for ibtm india 2015 will go live in May. For further information on ibtm india 2015, visit www.ibtmindia.com.

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