Malaysia e-visa in 24-48 hrs
Reiterating India's importance as the sixth largest contributor for tourists, Malaysia has recently launched e-visa facilities for Indians travelling to the country for tourism purposes.
In a bid to make travelling to Malaysia more convenient for Indians, the Malaysian government has recently launched the Electronic Travel Authorisation Visa ( evisa) for short trips to the country. Currently the e- visa is available to Indian residents and is valid for a single journey stay of 30 days in Malaysia.
Commenting on the new development, Mohd Hafiz, Director, Tourism Malaysia, Mumbai, said, “We are always trying to make travel to Malaysia as convenient as it can get and the introduction of e-visa is a major step in that direction. We are confident that with this ease in visa process more and more Indians will now consider Malaysia as a destination of choice for their next holiday.”
The Malaysia e-visa can be obtained within 24- 48 hours with a validity of three months and a fee of around `
This year, one million Indian tourists are expected to visit Malaysia. India is an important contributor to the Malaysian tourism economy and as many as 722,141 tourists from India were registered making it the sixth largest tourism source market for Malaysia. In 2014, the Indian tourist spent an average of RM436.2 per day.
We are confident that with this ease in visa process more and more Indians will now consider Malaysia as a destination of choice for their next holiday
While niche products like self- drive, luxury travel, ecotourism, sports tourism, business travel etc. will be promoted to reach out to special interest segments of the Indian traveller, Malaysia is also targeting the ardent shopper with a host of yearly sale events. The 1Malaysia Super Sale was held from March 131, while the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival will be held from June 15-August 31, and the 1Malaysia Year End Sale from November 1-December 31.
Director Tourism Malaysia, Mumbai