Thursday, July 14, 2011

India issued 770 visas on arrival to foreigners in June

Jul 13, 2011
Source: Economic Times.indiatimes

NEW DELHI: A total of 770 visas on arrival (VoA) were issued to foreign tourists of 10 countries in June, an official statement said.

According to the statement, of the 770 visas on arrival, 205 were issued to tourists from Indonesia , 146 to those from Singapore, 133 from Philippines , 128 from New Zealand, 93 from Japan, 38 from Finland, 13 from Vietnam , nine from Myanmar, three from Luxembourg and two from Cambodia.

The VoA scheme of the government was launched in January 2010 for citizens of five countries -- Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore.

The scheme was further extended to citizens of six more countries, namely, Cambodia , Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Myanmar in January this year.

From January to June, the total number of VoA issued were 5,774, the statement said.

"In May this year, the total number of VoA issued were 865. During the period of January-June, the maximum number of VoA were issued in the Delhi airport (3,207), followed by Mumbai (1,312), Chennai (984) and Kolkata (271)," it added.

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