US nationals stranded in Goa evacuated: Consulate officials - GulfToday

US nationals stranded in Goa evacuated: Consulate officials


Tourists interact with medical staff and fill up forms in preventive isolation in Chhawla in New Delhi. File/AFP

Sixty-three US nationals who were stranded in Goa, in the wake of the ongoing 21-day curfew, were ferried by three buses to Mumbai on Saturday, a government spokesperson said.

The 63 tourists were assembled at the central bus stand in Mapusa town and were boarded into air conditioned buses before being ferried to Mumbai.


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"The entire operation was conducted by the state administration, police agencies co-ordinated by US consular officials," the spokesperson said.

The tourists are expected to be flown back to the US on Sunday by a special flight from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

On Friday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said that around 800 foreign tourists of various nationalities were still stranded in Goa and they would be evacuated to their respective countries over the weekend.

More than 2000 international tourists have been evacuated over the last few days.

Indo-Asian News Service

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