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Garuda Indonesia to Apply Visa on Arrival
The service has been trialed earlier in late December 2009 on Garuda Indonesia with the same route.
According to the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s Marketing Directorate General, Sapta Nirwandar, the new service aims to increase number of tourist visit and improve the quality of services. There have been complaints from the tourists about having to line up in a really long queue.
With the on board visa on arrival service, visitors only have to buy a visa on arrival payment voucher in Garuda Indonesia’s check-in counter at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. Immigration officers will later check on the passports and issue visas on arrival on the plane.
“The service may also be provided for tourists from Australia and Korea,” Nirwandar said, as reported by the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s website.
The ministry expects the target of having 7 million foreign tourists would be achieved through the implementation of the policy.