With the introduction of TVoA (Tourist Visa on Arrival), an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) amenity, the Indian government is expecting more number of tourists from Oman. Taking this into consideration, a demonstration was conducted by Indian embassy of Muscat on TVoA at Embassy of India Auditorium, Al Khuwair this Sunday. The Indian authorities have found large figure of senior government representatives and travel agents at the meeting.
Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman told that the inflow of the Omanis to the country has increased a lot from 39,000 to 59,000 compared to the previous years. The regional director of Indian tourism of Dubai, Manas Pattanaik revealed that around 75,000 visas were given by the Indian officials to individuals at Muscat and these services are about to fasten the travel visa processes of the country.
With the launch of new visa-on-arrival facility, all Omanis can now be able to get visas at a minimum cost of $60 within 72 hours in all main Indian airports. Apart from the present visa services, individuals who opt for the multiple entries to the country have to make use of new program which is valid for two tours in a year. In each trip, people can stay in the country for 30 days.
This facility is valid only for individuals who visit the country for sightseeing, recreation, for medical treatment, on business works or for meeting any of his or her relatives or friends. Manas Pattanaik said that an individual can receive an approval mail of the application request within 3 days.