India lowers evisa fees for Vietnamese travellers

07-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Indian government has dropped evisa application fees for Vietnamese visitors to the lowest available levels, aiming to attract more tourists from the potential source market.

Vietnamese tourists may spend only $10 when applying for evisas with a validity of 30 days from April to June, the off-peak travel season.

A source from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said that it had received the announcement of the new visa policy from the Indian Embassy in Hanoi.

The evisa application fees for a 30-day stay from July to March stand at $25, whereas Vietnamese travellers may pay only $40 to apply for one-year multiple entry evisas. In addition, the fee for multiple-entry visas with a validity period of five years for Vietnamese visitors is $80.

Some travel firms in HCM City said that they, on behalf of their customers, had earlier applied for 15-day single-entry evisas with a fee of $20. Meanwhile, applicants had to pay $40 for a double-entry visa, valid for three months.

The tourism market has recently seen positive signs of growth in the India-Vietnam aviation services sector. In October, India’s largest airline, IndiGo, launched an air route to Vietnam, while Vietnam’s Vietjet Air expects to open a direct air link between Vietnam and India in December.

Some tour operators in the city are preparing for new tour programmes to take Vietnamese tourists to India.


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