Asia Pacific Superyachts has recently reported that its managing director met with officials at the government of India, to discuss providing an ‘e-Visa’ scheme for the region in order to promote and ease the process of yachting and cruising in the Andaman Islands and India.
The current process, which involves applying for travel visas from the yacht’s home country, is said to make it ‘difficult’ for yachts to visit the area.
Managing director of Asia Pacific Superyachts’ Andaman Islands & India operations, Mr. R. Rathnam, recently met with Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of Tourism, Art & Culture of the Government of India, , regarding easing visits in the yachting and tourism sectors by being able to supply arriving foreigners with a visa upon arrival.
Already in place at Port Blair, India, the program is to be extended to the Andaman Islands.
Mr. Rathnam commented, “This will give a great boost to the yacht tourism and cruise tourism of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Now, the yachts must apply for their visas in their home country. This makes it very difficult for the yachts to visit the Andaman Islands. Once the e-Visa facility is extended it will be a great boost for yacht tourism and cruise tourism in the Andaman Islands.
“We’ll keep our clients and others interested in the Andamans advised of the progress and development of e-Visa facilities.”
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