India, US sign MoU for hassle-free entry of Indians into US
India and United States (US) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate hassle-free entry of Indians into America at selected airports.
The hassle-free entry will provide speedy security clearances for pre-approved, low-risk travellers from the country.
The MoU was signed as part of US’s International Expedited Traveller Initiative (also known as the Global Entry Programme). India is only the ninth country with which the US has entered into this initiative reflecting growing relationship between the two largest democracies of the world.
The expedited entry for the Indian travellers under this programme at the US airports will enable further easing of travel environment. It will also have positive impact on all kinds of people-to-people exchange between our two countries.
The US is home to more than 3 million Indian-origin people who continue to maintain deep-rooted links with India.
Global Entry Programme: It is available at more than 40 US airports and 12 pre-clearance locations. Approximately 50,000 new applications for the programme are filed every month and more than 1.8 million people are enrolled in Global Entry.
Categories: India Current Affairs 2017