Over 1.15 Lakh Tourists Avail e-visa in March

UK continues to occupy top slot, followed by US, Russia among countries availing e-tourist visa facility in March 2016.

Published: 12th April 2016 07:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2016 07:48 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As many as 1,15,677 tourists arrived in India on e-tourist visa in March this year as compared to 25,851 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 347.5 per cent.

The United Kingdom continues to occupy top slot, followed by the US and Russia among the countries availing e-tourist visa facility in March 2016, an official release said.

Launched on November 27, 2014, the facility is currently available for citizens of 150 countries arriving at 16 airports in India.

The UK topped in March with 27.74 per cent availing the facility, followed the US (13.41 per cent), Russia (7.04 per cent), France (6.55 per cent), Germany (5.18 per cent), China (4.49 per cent) and Canada (3.89 per cent).

The share of Australia was 3.79 per cent and that of Spain was 1.99 per cent.

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