Visa problems losing Europe tourists


Pico Iyer’s piece on security and travel (We’re all terror suspects now, G2, 29 August) was very interesting, but sadly his assertion that Le Monde’s famous 9/11 headline would now read “We are all Indians” is wide of the mark. Europe is currently missing out on a huge number of visitors due to poor visa processing. It makes many people feel as if they are terror suspects before even leaving their own country. When Indians have to travel hundreds of miles for interviews, Chinese people can’t fill in a UK visa form in their own language and one national embassy can process precisely 90 visas a day in Indonesia, a country of 240 million, you know something is wrong. Read More Here

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