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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
15-February-2016 15:31 IST
252.3% Growth in Tourists Arrival on E-Tourist Visa in January 2016 Over the same Period in 2015

UK Continues to Occupy Top Slot Followed by USA and Russia Amongst the Countries Availing E-Tourist Visa Facility

A total of 88,162 tourists arrived in January 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 25,023 during the month of January, 2015 registering a growth of 252.3%.

Commencing from 27th November 2014, e-Tourist Visa facility is presently available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India. The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during January, 2016.

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

A total of 88,162 tourists arrived in January 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 25,023 during the month of January, 2015 registering a growth of 252.3%.

Commencing from 27th November 2014, e-Tourist Visa facility is presently available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India. The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during January, 2016.

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

(i) During the month of January, 2016 a total of 88,162 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 25,023 during the month of January, 2015 registering a growth of 252.3%.

(ii) This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 113 countries as against the earlier coverage of 43 countries.

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

UK (25.37%), USA (15.17%), Russian Fed. (9.58%), France (6.00%), Australia (5.25%), Germany (4.23%), Canada (4.10%), China (3.96%), Republic of Korea (3.72%) and Ukraine (2.86%).

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

New Delhi Airport (33.18%), Mumbai Airport (20.81%), Goa Airport (19.10%), Chennai Airport (6.95%), Bengaluru Airport (5.35%), Kochi Airport (4.17%), Kolkata Airport (2.99%), Trivandrum Airport (2.29%), Hyderabad Airport (2.13%) and Ahmadabad Airport (1.75%).

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Sanjay Kumar/jk/Tourism/15-02-2016