Following Australia's strict visa rules, Taleb Rifai, United Nations World Tourism Organization secretary-general, made an appeal to Australia for offering some sort of leniency in its visa program and allows more foreign visitors to enter in their region as it will enhance their travel and tourism program.
Rifai explained in a clear word that stringent visa rule has nothing to do with the security related issues. It doesn't have any role to strengthen the security system of the country except to deprive the visitors from getting an opportunity to visit the country. He finally urged many other countries as well for taking a step to make their visa program simple.
"I don't think any kind of link exists between the security system and visa as there is no evidence that supports the fact," said Rifai.
He further added that it is certainly not acceptable to see the complicated, lengthy, unreasonable, and tediousness in the visa process as it ruins the dream of numbers of visitors.
China and India are two major countries that contributed a lot to boost its travel and tourism sector and provided the highest annual growth, still visitors from these countries face lots of complications while applying for a visa.
An individual who applies for Australian visa - needs to provide various documents like a bank statement, a letter from their employer mentioning details of salary status, tenure of employment and other information.
If the applicants get sponsorship from their relatives or friends, they need to demonstrate by providing a letter from them.
Apart from that, the major fall in the number of foreigners in Australia also may be caused by the high Australian dollar. Rafai, however, believes this situation is arisen only due to strictness in the Australian visa system.
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