Indians to travel visa-free to another country: Details inside

02:13 PM | 19 Apr, 2024
Indians to travel visa-free to another country: Details inside

NEW DELHI - A class of Indian citizens can now travel visa-free to Saint Lucia as an agreement has been signed in this regard. 

The countries inked the agreement on Wednesday under which holders of Diplomatic and Official passports would take the benefit to travel visa-free.

The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre and the non-resident High Commissioner of India to Saint Lucia, H.E. Dr Shankar Balachandran and implies that the two countries are cementing ties; the ceremony was attended by top officials of Saint Lucia. 

The exemption would lead to reduced costs and waiting times for diplomatic and official passport holders traveling to India.

Authorities say that the new visa-waiver agreement will also benefit public servants who win ITEC scholarships to study in India.

It bears mentioning that the applications for e-visas by holders of ordinary passports for Saint Lucians traveling to India are typically processed and approved within 72 hours.

On the other hand, the processing time for getting the official visa for Saint Lucian citizens holding Diplomatic and Official passports traveling to India took up to thirty (30) days as they were required to mail the documents through courier service to India's Embassy in Paramaribo.

It is to be highlighted that visa liberties are being offered by countries across the world to boost tourism to make up for the financial loss incurred during the pandemic. 

One of the most notable countries easing visa requirements for tourists is Thailand though China is also opening up to the outside world.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 25 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 25, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.35 74.1
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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