‘Stranded in India’ portal to help stranded foreign tourists

The Indian Tourism Ministry has set up a portal ‘strandedinindia.com’ to extend support to foreign tourists who got stranded amid the lock down measures and the global travel curbs initiated to deal with coronavirus pandemic.

The portal provides comprehensive information on the COVID-19 helpline numbers or call-centres that the foreign tourists can reach out to for help. Besides the tourists can know have details of the Ministry of External Affairs control centers along with their contact information. They can also access information on state-based or regional tourism support infrastructure, said an official release.

The portal facilitates a foreign traveller to get in touch with concerned authorities from any area within the country. It also provides emergency contact numbers – Helpline Number (+91-11-23978046 or 1075); WhatsApp number (+919013151515); Tourist Helpline (1363 or 1800111363).

The Ministry of External Affairs has already established a 24X7 helpline for coordination on COVID-19. The tourists can contact the following for any information:

Control Room: 1800118797 (toll free), +91-11-23012113,+91-11- 23014104, and +91-11-23017905

Several embassies are working closely with the Tourism Ministry and state tourism departments to take their nationals home during the lockdown.

“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Kerala Tourism worked together for the successful repatriation of 232 German and EU nationals in Kerala. Today, all the tourists were able to return to Frankfurt,” tweeted Kerala Tourism on Tuesday.

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