The Ministry of Tourism has launched a portal ‘Stranded in India’ to help foreign tourists who are stuck in various parts of the country. Its web address is strandedinindia.com.
The portal consists of information around COVID-19 helpline numbers and call centres that foreign tourists can reach out for help, information around Ministry of External Affairs control centres along with their contact information and information around state-based/regional tourism support infrastructure. The COVID-19 helpline number for foreign tourists stuck in India is +91-11-23978046 or 1075.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism: Prahalad Singh Patel.