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New Delhi: A 252.3% growth in tourists’ arrival on e-tourist visa in January 2016 over the same period in 2015 has been registered. The United Kingdom continues to occupy the top slot followed by the United States and Russia amongst the countries availing the e-tourist visa facility.

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

Commencing from 27 November 2014, the e-tourist visa facility is presently available for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 airports in India. The percentage shares of top 10 source countries availing e-tourist visa facilities during this January were the UK 25.37%, the US 15.17%, Russian Federation 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%.

The percentage shares of the top 10 airports in tourist arrivals on e-tourist visa during January were New Delhi 33.18%, Mumbai 20.81%, Goa 19.10%, Chennai 6.95%, Bengaluru 5.35%, Kochi 4.17%, Kolkata 2.99%, Trivandrum 2.29%, Hyderabad 2.13% and Ahmadabad 1.75%.

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