E-Tourist Visa Scheme Registers 2713 Per Cent Growth in November 2015

E-Tourist Visa Scheme Registers 2713 Per Cent Growth in November

Question: Presently to how many countries does India provided the facility of E tourist Visa?

(a) 110
(b) 185
(c) 95
(d) 113

Ans (d)

Related facts:

  • According to release made by Ministry of Tourism on 15 December 2015, A total of 83,501 foreign tourists arrived in the country on E-Tourist Visa in November 2015 registering a growth of 2713.4%.
  • Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), presently known as E-Tourist Visa scheme was launched on November 27, 2014.
  • A total of 83,501 foreign tourists arrived in the country on E-Tourist Visa in November 2015 as compared to 2,968 during the month of October, 2014.
  • At present e-Tourist Visa facility is 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 November, 2015 were as follows:UK (23.93%), USA (16.33%), Russian Fed. (8.17%), France (7.64%), Germany (5.60%), Australia (4.82%), Canada (4.71%), China (3.26%), Ukraine (2.03%) and Netherlands (1.75%).
  • E-Tourist Visa fee structure has been revised w.e.f November 03, 2015.
  • Bank charges have also been reduced.

Reference:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=133223

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/travel/latest-updates-travel/e-tourist-visa-scheme-registers-2713-growth-in-november/179606/

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/etourist-visa-scheme-registers-2713-growth-in-november/article7992296.ece

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