‘Shut­down will not im­pact travel’

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The im­pact of the shut­down will not have any im­pact on travel as most of the ser­vices are func­tion­ing nor­mally. First, ob­tain­ing a US visa from In­dia will not be a prob­lem be­cause con­sular ser­vices at US em­bassies and con­sulates around the world are largely funded by ap­pli­ca­tion fees, not an­nual ap­pro­pri­a­tions. Visa ap­pli­ca­tions filed by for­eign­ers want­ing to en­ter the United States will con­tinue to be pro­cessed, ac­cord­ing to the US State Depart­ment. Im­mi­gra­tion and cus­toms check in fa­cil­i­ties at all US air­ports and air traf­fic con­trollers are func­tion­ing nor­mally’. Thereby flight op­er­a­tions across all air­lines fly­ing to the US will not be af­fected. How­ever, all 401 Na­tional Park ser­vice sites, which col­lec­tively av­er­age about 7,15,000 visi­tors per day in Oc­to­ber, will be closed. But In­dian cus­tomers pre­fer to go to theme parks.

Karan Anand, Head—re­la­tion­ships, Cox & Kings

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