Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Indian Ministry of Tourism has launched a portal to provide all foreign tourists stranded in the country with necessary information regarding the services that they can avail. The portal has been named, “Stranded in India” and launched in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to create a support network for foreign tourists who are stranded in different parts of the country.
The Indian Ministry of Tourism said in a statement that the entire world is facing an unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 crisis. It says that ensuring the wellbeing of tourists has been the ministry’s constant endeavor. Therefore, the Ministry of Tourism is constantly staying vigilant and encouraging various initiatives to help the ones in need.
The portal consists of comprehensive information around coronavirus that will be useful for tourists to refer to during their time of need. It has helpline numbers or call-centers that the foreign tourists can reach out to when in need of help.
It has a variety of information around the Ministry of External Affairs control centers. It also includes their contact information. All information around state-based or regional tourism support infrastructure is also provided in the portal.
In addition, the portal has a help and support section. That particular section can be used to extend help to the ones in need of further information. It also has the facility of connecting foreign guests to concerned authorities.
The confirmed coronavirus cases in India have crossed the one thousand mark with Kerala and Maharashtra reporting the maximum number of cases. The country has also issued a 21 days lockdown period as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.