The newest reform on India’s visa-on-arrival (VOA) system allows tourists a comfortable and hassle-free travel. Holidaymakers can now apply for their visa online and can claim it on arrival at any airport, avoiding the long queues and waiting time. Indian government recognized the need to revolutionize the previous VOA system because it would boost tourism, earnings from which could help reduce the country’s increasing financial deficit.
The government requires OFWs in Thailand to be cautious and vigilant due to the declaration of state of emergency in some parts of the country namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi Province; Lad Lum Kaew District (Pathumthani Province); and Bang Phli District (Samutprakan Province). In effect, the POEA board debarred the deployment of newly hired OFWs intending to work in the four specific areas. Moreover, the Philippine embassy in Thailand is regularly monitoring the developments and is totally in control should the situation get worse.