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E-tourist visa scheme registers 2713.4 per cent growth in November

A total of 83,501 foreign tourists arrived in the country on e-Tourist Visa in November 2015 as compared to 2,968 during the month of October, 2014 registering a growth of 2713.4 per cent, according to a PIB release. UK continues to occupy top spot followed by USA, France and Germany among the countries availing E-tourist Visa facility. During January to November, 2015, a total of 3,41,683 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 24,963 during the same period last year, registering a growth of 1268.8 per cent.

 

This growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 113 countries as against coverage of earlier tourist visa on arrival (TVoA) scheme for 12 countries.