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FTAS Registers -66.4% Growth In March 2020

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India in March 2020 registered a negative growth of 66.4 per cent to 3,28,462 as compared to 9,78,236 in March 2019 due to the COVID-19. The FTAs during the period January-March 2020 were 24,62,244 as compared to 31,79, 792 in January-March 2019 registering a growth of -22.6 per cent, the Ministry of Tourism said in its monthly statement.

The percentage share of FTAS in India during March 2020 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (26.07%) followed by UK (10.63%), USA (10.03%), Russian Fed (5.12%),Canada (4.12%), Sri Lanka (3.98%), Malaysia (3.14%), Australia (2.64%), France (2.50%), Germany (2.31%), Nepal (2.24%), Thailand (1.95%), Afghanistan (1.66%), Myanmar (1.56%) and Singapore (1.49%).

During the month of March, 2020 total of 98,918 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 2,81,765 during the month of, 2019 registering a growth of -64.9 per cent. During January-March 2020, a total of 8,37,721 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 9,07,528 during January-March 2019, registering a growth of -7.7 per cent.

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