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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
08 JAN 2019 5:12PM by PIB Delhi
Electronic Travel Authorisation

Since inception of the e-Visa scheme in November, 2014 till December, 2018, a total number of 60,92,142 e-Visas have been issued to nationals of various countries. As per available information, foreign exchange earnings from tourist inflow has increased from 19.7 billion USD in the year 2014 to 27.31 billion USD in the year 2017. During the current year the foreign exchange earnings have been estimated to 25.838 billion USD up to November 2018.

At present e-Visa scheme is available for nationals of 166 countries. Visa-On-Arrival facility is available to the nationals of Japan and South Korea. Inclusion of more countries in the e-visa scheme is a continuous process.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.