Indian e-tourist visa scheme registers 2713 percent growth in November

Kerala tourism
Indian e-tourist visa scheme has registered 2,713 percent growth in November 2015. UK continues to occupy top spot followed by USA, France and Germany amongst the countries availing e-tourist visa facility.

83,501 foreign tourists arrived in the country on e-tourist visa in November 2015 as compared to 2,968 in October, 2014 registering a growth of 2713.4 percent.

During January-November, 2015, 3,41,683 tourist arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 24,963 during January-November, 2014, registering a growth of 1268.8 percent. This growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 113 countries as against coverage of earlier TVoA scheme for 12 countries.

Top 10 countries:

UK 23.93 percent
USA 16.33 percent
Russian 8.17 percent
France 7.64 percent
Germany 5.6 percent
Australia 4.82 percent
Canada 4.71 percent
China 3.26 percent
Ukraine 2.03 percent
Netherlands 1.75 percent

Top 10 ports:

New Delhi Airport 45.04 percent
Mumbai Airport 17.72 percent
Goa Airport 14.62 percent
Bengaluru Airport 5.57 percent
Chennai Airport 5.16 percent
Kochi Airport 3.56 percent
Kolkata Airport 2.27 percent
Hyderabad Airport 2.19 percent
Trivandrum Airport 1.44 percent
Ahmadabad Airport 0.93 percent

At present e-Tourist Visa facility is available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India.

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