The Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme of the Government for foreign tourists registered a growth of 63 per cent during March, 2013. During the month, a total number of 2,107 VoAs were issued as compared to 1,287 VoAs issued during March, 2012. During the period January to March 2013, a total number of 5,744 VoAs were issued as compared to 3,905 VoAs during corresponding period of 2012 registering a positive growth of 47.1 per cent. During the period January to March 2013, the highest number of VoAs were issued at Delhi airport (3371) followed by Mumbai (1239), Chennai (778) and Kolkata (356).
The number of VoAs issued under this scheme during March 2013 for nationals of the eleven countries were Japan (848), New Zealand (332), Indonesia (312), the Philippines (225), Singapore (214), Finland (109), Luxembourg (32), Vietnam (20), Myanmar (8), Cambodia (7) and Laos (0).
The number of VoAs issued under the Scheme during January to March 2013 were Japan (2251), New Zealand (985), Indonesia (739), the Philippines (631), Singapore (571), Finland (386), Luxembourg (61), Vietnam (53), Cambodia (42), Myanmar (22) and Laos (3).
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