Coronavirus lockdown: Portal launched for stranded foreigners in India

Sun Online Desk

1st April, 2020 03:27:34 printer

Coronavirus lockdown: Portal launched for stranded foreigners in India

Aiming to offer support to thousands of foreign tourists stranded in India post the grounding of international flights, the Ministry of Tourism has launched a portal to disseminate information about services that can be availed by them in any part of the country.

The portal — strandedinindia.com — aims to act as a support network that has information on the Ministry of External Affairs control centres and state-based/regional tourism support infrastructure, the Tourism ministry said in a statement.

The website lists the COVID-19 helpline numbers for tourists besides the tourist helpline numbers 1363 or 1800111363. However, for specific queries, it has a form seeking individual details.

Sources said the government is also concerned about the whereabouts of several foreign tourists who came to India days before a ban on visiting foreign nationals on March 13. Some of them had arrived from high-risk countries such as Iran, Italy, France, Japan and South Korea.

 


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