Visa-on-arrival registers over 62 percent growth

 Continuing the growth trajectory, a total of 2,968 foreign visitors availed the visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme in Novemeber as compared to 1,824 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 62.7 per cent.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014, 23:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Continuing the growth trajectory, a total of 2,968 foreign visitors availed the visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme in Novemeber as compared to 1,824 during the same month last year, registering a growth of 62.7 per cent.

While maximum number of VoAs was availed by South Koreans (837), followed by those from Singapore (467) and New Zealand (427), only two visitors from Laos came to India using the scheme, according to Tourism Ministry data.

The VoA scheme was extended to 12 countries.

Aiming at attracting more foreigners, the government launched Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization on November 27 for 43 countries.