Italy issued record number of entry visas in 2013

Second to France, before Germany, +13.5% over 2012

(ANSA) - Rome, May 14 - Italy in 2013 issued a record number of entry visas to mostly Chinese, Indian, Russian and Turkish visitors, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
    They totaled an unprecedented 2,125,490, a 13.5% increase over 2012, and netted State coffers a total of 104 million euros. Out of Schengen-area countries, Italy was second only to France, which issued 2,471,220 visas last year, and followed by Germany with 2,084,213 visas issued.
   

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