New Delhi: As many as
9,739 foreigners from 11 countries opted for visas on arrival till
October, with New Zealanders topping the list.
In October, 1,234 Visas on Arrival (VoAs) were issued to foreign
tourists, according to a statement issued here Friday.
The highest number of VoAs were issued to travellers from New
Zealand (274), Japan (224), Indonesia (205), Phillippines (186),
Singapore (140), Finland (134), Cambodia (27), Vietnam (15),
Luxemburg (14) Laos (10) and Myanmar (5).
During January-October, the maximum number of VoAs were issued to
the citizens of New Zealand (1,950), Japan (1,899), Indonesia
(1,652), Phillipines (1,576), Singapore (1,448), Finland (886),
Cambodia (123), Vietnam (100), Myanmar (56), Luxemburg (63) and
The official said the maximum number of visas were issued at the
Indira Gandhi International Airport here.
As many as 5,622 visas were issued at the Delhi airport, followed
by Mumbai (2,062), Chennai (1,561) and Kolkata (494).
In 2010, over 6,500 foreigners used the scheme to visit India.
The government launched the scheme in January, 2010 for five
countries -- Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and
Singapore. In January, 2011, it was further extended for the
citizens of six more countries - Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam,
Philippines, Laos and Myanmar.