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Malaysia Introduces E-Visa For Indian Tourists


In an attempt to further simplify travel and promote tourism, the Malayasian Government has recently introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization Visa (e-visa). This is seen as a major step towards making it convenient for tourists to travel to Malaysia and the e-visa promises to ease up things.


Conditions for the e-visa

Currently, this e-visa facility has been extended to Indian residents only who plan to visit Malaysia for tourism purposes only. It will remain valid for 30 days during a single journey and stay to and from Malaysia.

Facts and Figures

It is understandable that Tourism Malaysia, which is an agency focussed on the promotion of tourism and works under the Malaysia Tourism and Culture Ministry, is pulling out all stops to facilitate tourism for Indians. During 2015-16, more than seven lakhs Indians visited this beautiful country as tourists.



As per industry estimates, Outbound travel for Indians is growing at a robust rate between 15 to 20% and every country is vying to get a piece of the tourism pie. By year 2020, the number of Indian citizens travelling abroad for holidays is predicted to cross the 50 million mark which is surely a mouth-watering prospect and is being eyed by tourist-friendly countries like Malaysia.



India as a country, has contributed heavily to the Malaysian tourism economy and globally ranks as high as sixth as a source market. By rolling out the e-visa, it is clear that Malaysian Government wants Indians to think about Malaysia every time they plan an overseas holiday.


Costs attached to the e-visa

The Electronic Travel Authorization Visa (e-visa) is available for Indian residents at the cost of Rs 2710. It can be obtained within a time frame of 24 to 48 hours and has a validity of 90 days.



Must-visit places for tourists in Malaysia

There are many breath-taking sights for tourists who visit Malaysia and the following ones certainly top the list:

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: This amazing park is home to more than 3000 birds from about 200 species and is set in an area of 21 acres. Tourists visiting Malaysia must make it a point to visit this largest covered bird park in the world.



Petronas Towers: The Petronas towers has 88 storeys within it and sits at a mind-boggling height of 451.9 metres. Known as the Twin Towers of Malaysia, it is an architectural wonder that is connected by the Skybridge which can be reached through high speed elevators.



Malls: Kuala Lumpur has a mind-boggling strip of malls which is bound to enthrall visitors who love shopping. Fortunately, the malls are located within easy reach of each other with international brands vying for the tourist’s attention.



Sunway Lagoon: This is one of the largest theme parks in the world and is set on an 88-acre property. Divided into half-a-dozen adventure zones- Amusement Park, Water Park, Extreme Park, Scream Parks, Lost Lagoon and Wildlife Park, it is a must visit for everyone who visits Malaysia.



The Electronic Travel Authorization Visa (e-visa) issued by the Malaysian Government, will surely take the Indian tourist one step nearer to its most preferred destination.


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