With its sun-kissed and coconut tree-lined beaches, Goa has always been the most attractive place for Russian tourists in India. Now the former Portuguese colony may become even more accessible for those looking to escape the long and brutal Russian winters.
The tourism ministry of the state of Goa has put a suggestion with India’s central government that tourists from Russia, along with those from Germany, France and the Netherlands, should be eligible for simplified entry-visa procedures and be extended the facility of visa-on-arrival.
Currently, citizens of 11 countries enjoy the right to receive visas upon arrival in nine of India’s airports, including Dabolim International Airport in Goa.
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