UK, US top Indian e-visa list

India expanded its e-visa programme in 2015
India significantly expanded its e-visa programme in 2015 and 2016

Travellers from the UK and US accounted for the largest share of e-tourist visas issued by India in November 2016.

According to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism, a total of 136,876 international tourists visited India on e-visas in November, up 63.9% year-on-year.

UK nationals accounted for 22.3% of this monthly total, followed by the US (12.9%), Russia (8.7%), France (6.3%) and China (6.1%). Germany (4.6%), Australia (4.1%), Canada (3.6%), Netherlands (1.8%) and Ukraine (1.8%) completed the top 10.

Almost half the e-visas were issued at Delhi Airport (45.0%), followed by Mumbai (18.5%), Goa (14.2%), Chennai (5.3%) and Bengaluru (5.2%) airports.

For the first 11 months of 2016, India has now issued a total of 917,446 e-tourist visas.

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