The central authorities made a particular exception for the exit of the stranded vacationers.
- Last Updated: March 26, 2020, 10:41 AM IST
As many as 249 British vacationers stranded in Goa left for Manchester in a particular flight early Wednesday at the same time as preparations are underway to fly caught vacationers of different nationalities too, a tour operator concerned within the train mentioned.
Martin Joseph, who runs a constitution firm Freedom Holidays, organized to ferry again 249 UK vacationers together with TUI Airways, a Britain-based chartered journey firm. He mentioned that the central authorities made a particular exception for the exit of the stranded vacationers.
“The 249 British tourists included those who had come to Goa by scheduled flights. India’s charter aviation policy mandates that only those who come by a chartered flight can return by a chartered flight. But in this case, the central government allowed all tourists to fly back,” Joseph whose firm handles constitution vacationer operations, advised reporters.
After the departure of the flight, the official Twitter deal with of Goa’s Dabolim International Airport mentioned: “Matter of relief that guests shall be safe home amid COVID-19 crisis. AAI (Airport Authority of India) committed for service. Bon voyage”.
Joseph additionally mentioned that efforts had been being made to bail out vacationers from different nationalities who’re at the moment stranded within the coastal state. For now, foreigners whose visas are more likely to expire have been allowed to increase their visas on-line and keep put in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism in Goa has taken a success on account of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Last 12 months, the state attracted greater than seven million vacationers, of which half one million had been foreigners.