NEW DELHI: COVID-19 confirmed cases are expanding in India day by day, the travel and tourism ministry throughout the end of the week connected with states, local bodies, the association of tour operators and hotels, enquiring them to “restrict frequent mobility of tourists” and assist in getting the international tourists back to their home countries.
“We have disclosed to them that if an outside traveler is asymptomatic it is better the individual returns back to their home country. And for this, each State government has been approached to assist the traveler with the necessary clearances, including the proper clinical ones and tickets from visit administrators. The entire department is working day and night with aviation authorities on this,” stated by a high-ranking representative from ministry.
The government made an announcement that it’s a duty of states that they will inform police teams and civic groups about foreign tourists residing in homestays, a wide variety of resorts and ashrams who may not be registered with the Bureau of Immigration industry, and who may have used local trains, or come by road or sea. They have been asked by the state government not to operate tour buses or permit even strolls by groups of tourists.
States like Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, and Manipur have issued notifications by the government of banning the entry of foreign tourists.
According to state and central government, despite the fact that India had declared the suspension of visas to remote travelers a week ago, numerous tourists had just shown up in the nation by at that point and had arranged visits till in any event March 31.
“Since the Easter holidays are around the corner, there were more than 15 lakh remote sightseers that we had anticipated. Presently, we are mentioning them to return, as we don’t want them to get infected here. But most safari parks and luxury trains are unwilling to refund their payment, which is why I fear they will think twice about coming back to the nation.”
To limit the whole movement of tourists, states including Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands and Punjab have just taken measures, including the closing of memorable and touring sight-seeing spots.
“As people are fully unaware of the whole situation so, it is quite difficult to arrange flights for foreign tourists as flight operations have been cancelled to many affected nations, but we have been asked to do this as soon as possible to handle the situation. So, to aware people of the deepness of the situation, visamonthly.com is publishing all the updates to inform the travelers and make them safe.” an official in Karnataka said.
The ministry of family and health welfare on Sunday stated that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has risen to 107, including 17 foreign nationals.