Visa on arrival: Over 3000 availed since launch
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 22:39
New Delhi: Six months after government launched the Visa on Arrival (VoA) for citizens of five countries, 3,151 tourists have availed of the scheme so far.

The VoA was launched from January this year as a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India for citizens of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore, visiting India for tourism purposes.

According to an official release, from January to June this year, 3,151 VoAs were issued under the scheme in which tourists from Singapore accounted for maximum such visas.

While the number of tourists from Singapore availing this visa was 1,040, it was followed by Finland with 802, New Zealand with 768, Japan (521) and Luxembourg (20).

The maximum number of VoAs were issued at Delhi airport (1,663), followed by Mumbai (689), Chennai (635) and Kolkata (164).


First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 22:39

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