India and Indonesia tighten entry rules for Russians

India and Indonesia intend to tighten entry rules for Russian tourists. According to the Russian embassy, ​​India has set a limit on the length of stay of Russians on an e-tourist visa. It will be no more than 90 days in a row and no more than 180 days in a year.

The changes also apply to already issued e-visas. Previously, you could stay in India for more than 180 days a year with an electronic tourist visa, but not more than 90 days in a row.

Previously, Indonesia was thinking of canceling the issuance of visas upon arrival to Russians at the request of the governor of Bali province. Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Jose Antonio Morato Tavares said that the Jakarta authorities would make a decision on the matter after meeting with representatives of the relevant ministries.

“The decision will be made by the authorities in Jakarta – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the Ministry of Tourism. They will meet and decide if there is a good reason to cancel the visa upon arrival,” the diplomat said.

The Indonesian ambassador to Moscow, Jose Tavares, explained that the Bali governor’s proposal was made due to various violations of both immigration and traffic laws on the island. He called the discussion “talkative” but if the central government accepts the proposal, Russian tourists will still be able to apply for a visa at the Indonesian embassy in Moscow.

“Russian tourists are still expected in Indonesia, including Bali,” the ambassador concluded.


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