The United States will soon resume regular in-person tourist appointments beginning in September.
The US Embassy in India tweeted about it and said that the US Mission to India is pleased to announce that it will begin routine in-person tourist visa appointments in September 2022. These spaces previously scheduled reservations have now been cancelled.
The embassy said booked appointments that have been canceled can now re-enter the scheduling system to make regular appointments. Nominations were open until 2023. He advised applicants to check the website for availability.
If reports are to be believed, India became the fifth largest source country for international visitors to the United States in 2021, which rose five places from 2019 before the pandemic, despite the Delta wave which saw many countries impose restrictions on foreign travel. from here for several months.
According to reports, the United States received around 2.2 crore international visitors last year, a drop of 72% from 2019. Reports indicated that India was the third largest source country for international visitors. overseas with 4.3 lakh visitors from here, second only to Colombia (10.6 lakh) and the UK (4.6 million).
Looking at reports of spending by foreign visitors (not including airfare) in America, Indians were third. While India’s 4.3 lakh visitors were 71% below pre-pandemic 2019 levels, travel is expected to grow at a much faster rate as the United States eases the pre-departure testing requirement for fully immunized travelers from India.
Reports also indicate that this will be further reinforced when exorbitant jet fuel prices fall globally, allowing air fares to return to healthier levels.