790 tourists availed visa on arrival in January

February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 790 tourists from eight countries availed the facility of tourist visa on arrival during January, officials said Wednesday. The highest number of visas on arrival were issued to New Zealand citizens (242) followed by Finland (156), Japan (155), Singapore (125), Philippines (98), Luxembourg (6), Cambodia (4), and Vietnam (4).

The maximum number of visas on arrival were issued at Delhi airport (406), followed by Mumbai (214), Chennai (137) and Kolkata (33).

The central government has extended the visa-on-arrival scheme for tourists from Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos from January this year.

The scheme was launched last year for tourists from Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore as a measure to attract more foreign tourists to India.

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