Reunion Island Announces Visa on Arrival Facility for Indian Nationals
The Manager of Indian Ocean and Asian Markets of Reunion Island Tourism Board, Stephane Bonneau, said that Indian nationals who have booked their accommodation and flight tickets via an Indian agent or tour operator of the Reunion Island’s local DMC (Destination Management Company) can avail this facility without paying any fees. The local DMC will provide client details along with their date of arrival to the immigration department at the airport.
Since February 2013, the passport-holders of South Africa have been enjoying this VOA facility whereas the nationals of China are able to benefit from this facility from this month. As the Reunion is a French Island, nationals of European countries can enter the island just with an ID card.
Stephane Bonneau said that the VoA facility determines the significance and the potential of the Indian market and will draw more visitors from India. He said that India and Reunion have established strong ties between them and around 20% of the island’s population constitute people of Indian origin.
In order to create awareness of Reunion Island in the Indian market they are educating travel trade, organizing workshops and road shows along with social media promotion, he added.
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