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E-tourist visa facility extended for citizens of 37 more countries

A total of 1,17, 210 tourists arrived in February 2016 on e-tourist visa as compared to 24,985 during the month of February 2015 registering a growth of 369.1 per cent. Commencing from November 27, 2014, e-tourist visa facility was available until February 25, 2016 for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India. The Government of India has extended this scheme for citizens of 37 more countries w.e.f February 26, 2016 taking the tally to 150 countries. The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during February, 2016. There is a 69.1per cent growth in tourist arrival on e-tourist visa in February 2016 over the same period in 2015. UK continues to occupy top slot followed by the USA and France amongst the countries availing e-tourist visa facility during February 2016