Foreign tourists arrival on e-tourist visa up by 56% in December 2016

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | January 11, 2017 16:05 IST

The United KIngdon UK (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by the US (16.4%) and Russia (7.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility during December 2016.

A total of 1,62,250 foreign tourists arrived in December 2016 on e-tourist visa as compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015, registering a growth of 56.6%, according to government figures.

The United KIngdon UK (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by the US (16.4%) and Russia (7.7%) amongst countries availing e-tourist visa facility during December 2016.

The facility of e-visa has been made available by the Indian government to the citizens of 161 countries, arriving at 16 International Airports in India. The number of e-tourist visas availed by foreign tourists visiting India during the month of December, 2016 has registered a substantial growth rate over the corres. This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-tourist Visa for 161 countries as against the earlier coverage of 113 countries.

The percentage shares of top 10 ports in tourist arrivals on e-tourist visa during December, 2016  were: New Delhi Airport (36.6%), Mumbai Airport (23.1%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (13.6%), Chennai Airport (6.0%), Bengaluru Airport (5.1%), Kochi Airport (4.7%), Kolkata Airport (2.5%), Hyderabad Airport (2.4%), Trivandrum Airport (1.9%) and Ahmadabad Airport (1.7%).
 

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