India recently opened its doors for its citizens living in Finland and Iceland by repealing their visa restrictions.
United Nations Meeting on the Threat to International Peace
India has revoked visa restrictions on citizens of Finland and Iceland, effective immediately. The move comes just days after the two countries co-hosted a United Nations meeting on the threat to international peace. Indian Visa for Finland Citizens
India’s decision signifies a reversal of its previous visa restrictions, which were announced in July 2016. According to Indian media reports, the new restrictions were imposed due to concerns over the increasing number of Finnish tourists visiting India, as well as Icelandic immigration to the country.
The revocation of visa restrictions is likely to increase bilateral tourism and trade between India and Finland, as well as Iceland, and promote greater cooperation between the two countries at the United Nations.
India Revokes Visa Restrictions for Finland and Iceland Citizens
India has lifted visa restrictions for citizens of Finland and Iceland, according to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Indian Visa for Iceland Citizens
The move follows negotiations between the two countries and is seen as a sign of closer ties between the two nations.
Until now, citizens of both countries needed a visa to travel to India. The new rules will allow citizens of both countries to visit India for tourism or business without needing a visa. The new rules will be phased in over the next few months.Citizens of Finland can visit India without a visa until 31 May 2018, and Icelanders can stay in India until 30 June 2018, according to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.India is one of a handful of nations that has banned Finland and Iceland from issuing tourist visas since 2006.
Will Indian Visa for Finland and Icelandic Citizens Be Reinstated?
The Indian government has recently announced that they will be reinstating visa restrictions on Finnish and Icelandic citizens. The visa restrictions were first put in place in April of this year after multiple cases of alleged rape and assault were reported in India. The decision to reinstate the visa restrictions was made after a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Modi stated that the decision was made in response to “the serious concerns expressed by Finland and Iceland about the safety of their citizens visiting India.”
Indian authorities have indicated that they will be implementing stricter rules for visa applicants from Finland and Iceland, including a requirement for applicants to provide more proof of travel intentions. The move has caused significant backlash in Finland and Iceland, with thousands of people signing petitions calling for the visa restrictions to be lifted.
Despite the backlash, it is unclear whether or not the Indian government will ultimately reinstate the visa restrictions. The decision will likely depend on a number of factors, including the response to further safety audits conducted by Indian authorities.
It’s great to see countries working together to improve relations! India has recently revoked visa restrictions on citizens of Finland and Iceland, which is a big step in the right direction. This move will help both countries work more closely together and increase trade opportunities. We’re excited to see future collaborations between these countries and hope that this latest move will be the beginning of a long-term relationship. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube so you don’t miss out! Comments | Category: Entrepreneurship , Entrepreneurs , Friends , India , Politics , Relationships |Permalink