Hurry up! This African country has launched online tourist visa offer

07:19 PM | 23 Sep, 2023
Hurry up! This African country has launched online tourist visa offer

WINDHOEK - The Southern African country, Namibia has announced to launch online tourist visa applications beginning from Friday to facilitate tourism supporting the economy.

Albert Kawana, minister of home affairs, immigration, safety and security, said the new service is in line with Namibia's broader push toward digitalization and e-governance.

 "I have no doubt that with the launch of the online tourist visa application, our tourism industry is expected to perform economic miracles. This is good news for employment, especially among our youth and women," he said while speaking at the launch in the country's capital of Windhoek.

Following the recent successful rollout of visas on arrival earlier this year, this move comes as another positive step for globetrotters. According to Kawana, this initiative has already resulted in a notable surge in tourist arrivals, making a beneficial contribution to the nation's economy.   

The minister confirmed that they've made sure the new system is very safe, urging both the staff and users to use the portal for convenience and efficiency.

This new service allows people from all across the world to apply for visas to visit Namibia from their own homes. 

Namibia offers a diverse array of captivating destinations. The Namib Desert, with its towering red dunes and ancient trees in Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, is a must-see for holiday-goers.

Moreover, for thrill-seekers Etosha National Park provides exceptional safari experiences, boasting a vast salt pan and diverse wildlife. Swakopmund, a coastal town, combines German architecture with thrilling adventures like dune boarding. The Skeleton Coast and Cape Cross seal colony offer unique coastal experiences.

For history buffs, Lüderitz showcases well-preserved German colonial buildings and the ghost town of Kolmanskop. The Fish River Canyon, one of the world's largest, offers stunning vistas and great hiking.

Besides, the Caprivi Strip, in the north, is a lush wildlife haven with rich waterways for birdwatching and river safaris. Cultural immersion can be experienced in Himba villages near Opuwo, learning about the Himba people's traditional lifestyle. With its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Namibia is an extraordinary destination for travelers seeking natural beauty and cultural enrichment.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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