Foreign tourists visiting India may be offered reasonably-priced COVID-19 insurance policies as a part of the tourism ministry’s plans to revive the sector, reported Business Standard.
The tourism ministry additional director general Rupinder Brar said that the department is studying insurance policies introduced by Singapore and other countries.
While addressing an industry webinar, she noted that discussions with insurers and finance ministry on modalities of providing COVID-19 insurance cover are ongoing.
Inbound tourism in India came to a standstill in March when the government suspended tourist visas as part of its lockdown measures. While these visa curbs are expected to continue for some time, the tourism ministry is working on measures that will assure foreign tourists of safety and generate confidence about India in source markets when borders open again.