A few days ago, I asked a friend, a U.K.-based traveler who has lived in India for many years, about India’s visa system.
This was his answer: India’s passport system is designed to make it as difficult as possible for U.N. staff to obtain visas.
The system, he said, was “designed to make us feel safe and secure” while providing little in the way of protection against the kinds of attacks that occurred in the United States last week.
The U.s. has about 2.5 million passport holders, and its passport system provides about a third of them with a visa.
“You have to have a visa and then you have to pay a fee to get into the U