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Tourism in India to be boosted by US visa-on-arrival

Tourism in India to be boosted by US visa-on-arrival
6 Oct 2014

India is set to see its number of visitors from the United States of America increase thanks to a new decision to extend its visa-on-arrival (VoA) to US citizens.

The decision was announced by Indian prime minister, Nahendra Modi, during his trip to the US last week. It will allow US tourists to stay in India for up to 30 days, which has been hailed as a smart move to further boost the country's tourism industry.

India welcomed around 6.6 million tourists in 2012, with this number increasing to 6.9 million the following year. Of this, US visitors make up the largest number, with 46% of those travelling from the US doing so to visit friends and family, as well as to receive medical treatment and travel throughout the country.

This new move will see US citizens join another 12 countries able to use a VoA, including New Zealand, Finland, Japan and Singapore.ADNFCR-408-ID-801752759-ADNFCR

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