Guwahati: In merely two days after the launch of ‘Stranded in India’ on March 31 for international tourists, the Union ministry of tourism has received more than 500 queries/ requests for help, informed a press release on Thursday.
Majority of the requests are from foreign tourists seeking information for travelling back to their home countries and also looking at an extension of their visas to stay in India during the lockdown amid the coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic.
“The other issue being faced by tourists travelling within India is to reach metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai from where flights can be taken out of India once lockdown lifts,” added the release.
The ministry is coordinating assistance to tourists with joint effort and support of the Ministry of External Affairs and state officials to address these queries. Emergency requests like need for food, medicine and care for elderly tourists is being expedited.
It is also coordinating with their respective embassies regarding the problems faced by them.