There is a no bigger pain in the world when it comes to travel life than holding a passport that doesn't allow you to get anywhere without million documents and showing some planning. I just can't close my eyes, see a country that I desire to see and head there.  Things are changing for Indians now. Although most countries offer...
One of the strongholds of Modi's government is providing opportunities for everyone to travel. He created a system called LPSK (Local Passport Seva Kendra) or Local Passport office where you don't have to travel long distances to get your passport done making it easier to acquire a passport. The physical police verification that delayed the process by atleast 3 days...
India tourists are clearly having growth in the list of destinations where they can land up without planning too much in advance.  Earlier this year we had Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Ukraine joining visa on arrival for Indians party. Now Oman joins the list for the same. Oman has eased its visa requirements for tourists from India, China, and Russia following...
As Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, within 12 months, there would be no requirement for physical police verification. The entire system would be online and hence making the passport acquisition even faster. Current passport queue at PKO has dropped from 5 days to 2 days thanks to introduction of LKO (Laghu Passport Kendra) The Narendra Modi government is, therefore, planning to bring an...
Once upon a time, there was an arduous process called getting VISA for Qatar. You required an invitation from vetted source (like it is for all other Middle East countries except UAE and Bahrain).  Somehow, Qatar managed to land deal for 2022 Fifa World cup as official host. After that Qatar decided to star 96 hours layover policy to invite...
For passengers whose connecting flight is over 8 and up to 24 hours, the interline desk will facilitate hotel accommodation provided that such passengers have transit /entry visa and there is no immediate connecting flight to continue the journey. For those nationals/ citizens who are eligible for transit visa on arrival, interline desk will facilitate such transit visa. The airline provides...
Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority have just announced +Qatar, which is a new stopover package for passengers traveling on Qatar Airways. Passengers in all cabins (including economy) can get a 96 hour visa at no cost, one free night of hotel, and more. Here’s how the new package is described: Passengers transiting through Doha can extend their stay...
The Indian Govt is on a roll. I really appreciate what they are trying to achieve here. We are finally moving from 1990s to a modern system. Earlier in April, govt decided to let go of archaic technique of baggage stamping. Now, We are getting rid of the last piece of paper that was required signing.   Now, we don't need to...
India's access to Global Entry is officially live now. This is a huge deal for something that has been dragging since 2015 but finally made it live.  Last week President Trump and Indian Prime Minister made the program official as you can read. With this program, pre-approved, low-risk travelers from the country will be able to get accelerated clearance to the...
The USA has for long had a feature named Global Entry. During President Donald Trump to India, he approved and extended the feature to low-risk Indians now. Normally, you would have to pay up fees to get access to this feature. However, I expect in coming months, travel credit cards to offer it as an add-on on their credit...
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