The Jakarta Post
Champs Elysees in Paris, France at night. (Shutterstock/File)
Indonesian tourists planning to go to France will not need to wait long for visa approval. Starting November 1, 2017, the embassy of France will issue visas within 48 hours. Previously, applicants had to wait up to 10 days to obtain the visa.
KompasTravel reports that the new rule will also apply to seven other countries namely Thailand, Russia, India, The Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
France’s prime minister, Edouard Phillipe said that tourist visits to France have declined following the Paris and Nice tragedies last year. In 2017, France aims to get 89 million international tourists. The target will continuously increase until the year 2020 where the country aims to get 100 million foreign tourists.
In anticipation of a tourist boom, the government of France also adds more immigration personnel in the country's international airports. (asw)
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