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.