Updated December 28th, 2023 at 23:21 IST
Indian Passport Holders: These two new countries extend visa-free entry for Indians – Details here
Indian passport holders now have more reasons to cheer as these two countries
Indian passport holders now have more reasons to cheer as two countries, Kenya and Iran, have recently approved visa-free entry for Indian citizens. This move is expected to facilitate smoother travel experiences and promote international relations.
Kenya Opens Its Doors
Kenyan President William Ruto has made a groundbreaking announcement, declaring that foreign tourists, including those from India, will no longer require a visa to enter the country starting from January 2024.
President Ruto emphasized the role of online platforms in expediting the visa process, ensuring that it takes less time than ever before. This move is anticipated to boost tourism and enhance diplomatic ties between Kenya and India.
Iran's Inclusive Approach
In a parallel development, Iran has waived visa requirements for travelers from 33 countries, and fortunately, India is among them. This decision is part of Iran's efforts to welcome visitors and foster international connections. The removal of visa restrictions is expected to encourage more Indians to explore the rich cultural and historical tapestry of Iran.
Impact on Tourism and International Relations
The recent approvals for visa-free entry by Kenya and Iran are poised to have a positive impact on both tourism and international relations. The streamlined visa processes, especially with the utilization of online platforms, will contribute to a more seamless travel experience for Indian passport holders.
This, in turn, is likely to enhance the cultural exchange and economic ties between India, Kenya, and Iran.
Quick Facts about Kenya:
Official Language: Swahili, English
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Notable Attractions: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya, Nairobi National Park
Quick Facts about Iran:
Official Language: Persian
Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
Notable Attractions: Persepolis, Isfahan's Imam Square, Tehran's Golestan Palace
Published December 28th, 2023 at 23:21 IST