Garuda Indonesia has announced that it will extend its ‘Immigration on Board’ (IOB) service to China later this year. The service will be introduced on the Shanghai-Jakarta route.
Two Indonesian immigration officers will travel aboard the daily flight to process visa-on-arrival applications for non-Indonesian passengers onboard the flight, rather than upon arrival at the airport.
Passengers who would like to take advantage of the service will be able to buy an IOB voucher when they check-in at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, which will allow them to be issued a visa-on-arrival during the flight.
The airline initially launched the IOB service on its Tokyo-Denpasar-Jakarta route in February 2010, and it has since been extended to include flights from Osaka, Seoul, Sydney and Amsterdam.