Lonely Planet Writer

Online visas trialled for Indian visitors to Australia

An Australian visa.
An Australian visa. Image by Jeff Nelson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Indian tourists will be able to apply for a visa to Australia online as part of a pilot programme launched this week. Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia, said, “India is one of the world’s fastest growing outbound travel markets. This trial will make it easier for Indian visitors to apply for visas to travel to Australia.” In the year ending September 2014, almost 200,000 Indians visited Australia an increase of 14.5% on 2013. Read more: travelbizmonitor.com