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Peru Gov't waives visa for Indian citizens

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores , Cancilleria Foto: ANDINA/Norman Córdova

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores , Cancilleria Foto: ANDINA/Norman Córdova

13:10 | Lima, Mar. 6.

The Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministry waived tourist and business visitor visa requirement for incoming Indian nationals through Supreme Decree N° 006-2017-RE published on Monday in El Peruano official gazette.

The exemption will apply to Indian citizens holding a visa for at least six months or a permanent resident status in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or any Schengen State.

The document stipulates that Indian nationals shall enter Peru visa free for a stay of up to 180 days, either for a continuous visit or several consecutive visits, within a 12-month period.

The reciprocal measure follows on India's decision to liberalize tourist and business visa regime for Peruvians, announced last week.

Peru thus continues to pursue measures that promote its openness to foreign tourism, investments, trade, capital and technology. 

Established on March 25, 1963, Peru-India diplomatic relations have been marked by the countries' common ground on bilateral and multilateral areas, as well as their articulated efforts towards economic and social development. 

Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry acknowledges India's economic growth, which place it among the world's four largest emerging economies.  

It also highlights the Asian nation's successful experience in poverty reduction, as well as its advances in education, science and technology, interests shared by the Inca nation. 

The regulation was inked by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna.

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Published: 3/6/2017
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