GCC decks up to launch new visa scheme for int tourists

October 20, 2014
GCC decks up to launch new visa scheme for int tourists

As reported by the prominent position of a Kuwaiti official, Gulf cooperation council is going to launch a Schengen type affiliated visa for businessmen and tourists from Arab and thirty five international travelers.

The plans affiliated tourist visa is being considered by the GCC interior ministers, who are responsible for the visa related formalities, said the asst secretary of tourism, Samira Al-Gharib.

If the scheme is implemented, the citizens of these countries will able to travel the at least six countries including UAE. Samira has also said that the affiliated visa objectives the visitors who often visit GCC nations.

On the other hand; Samira denied that the proposed scheme would be carried out next year, stating the obstacles that have to be looked into before introducing the new scheme and she added on by saying that 7 recommendations which includes the visa scheme will be registered throughout the measures to boost tourism.

Alterations to the endorsement are likely to be accomplished by 22 October. Al-Gharib entrenched proposed visa scheme would pick up enormous revenues indoors of local tourism, by saying that visas would frequently be required for leisure and not for work related scheme.

Samira also said that additional details would be disclosed in the outcome of the GCC tourism ministers’ meeting this week in Kuwait. She also said that the new scheme will also be helpful to ease current financial methods. GCC has been forced previously by the security concerns to limit the visas to just locals. Under this new scheme the states will however have their entity schemes for their security.
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