Modi announces new visa rules

Modi announces new visa rules for Thai tourists

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract more tourists from Thailand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India will facilitate double entry e-tourist visas for Thai citizens.

This was announced during the joint statement by Modi and visiting Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha here.

“I am happy to announce that to welcome more tourists from Thailand to India, and to help them enjoy their visits to Buddhist sites in India, we will soon facilitate double entry e-tourist visas for citizens of Thailand,” said Modi during his speech.

“Next year, to commemorate 70 years of establishment of our diplomatic relations, we will celebrate Festival of India in Thailand, and Festival of Thailand in India,” the prime minister said.

Speaking about stronger connectivity between two countries, Modi said: “Stronger connectivity is essential not just for expanding bilateral trade ties. It also brings our people closer and facilitates enhanced science, education, culture and tourism cooperation.”

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