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

By | March 11, 2016

E-tourist visa facility extended for citizens of 37 more countries w.e.f 26th february 2016 taking the tally to 150 countries 

369.1% growth in Tourists arrival on E-tourist visa in february 2016 over the same period in 2015

UK continues to occupy top slot followed by USA and France amongst the countries availing E-tourist Visa facility during february 2016

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%.

Commencing from 27th November 2014, e-Tourist Visa facility was available until 25th February 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 26th February 2016 taking the tally to 150 countries. The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during February, 2016.

The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during February, 2016:

(i)       During the month of February, 2016 a total of 1,17,210 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 24,985 during the month of February, 2015 registering a growth of  369.1%. 

(ii)     This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 150 countries as against the earlier coverage of 43 countries. 

(iii)   The percentage shares of  top 10 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities  during  February, 2016  were as follows:

UK (27.86%), USA (13.85%), France (8.08%), Russian Fed. (6.21%), Germany (4.92%), China (4.91%), Canada (4.21%), Australia (3.64%), Republic of Korea (2.15%) and Ukraine (2.00%).

(iv)   The percentage shares of top 10 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during  February, 2016  were as follows:

New Delhi Airport (40.96%), Mumbai Airport (20.62%), Goa Airport (13.42%), Chennai Airport (6.19%), Bengaluru Airport (5.42%), Kochi Airport (3.44%), Kolkata Airport (2.50%), Trivandrum Airport (1.88%,) Hyderabad Airport (1.86%) and Ahmadabad Airport (1.58%).

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