Travel Agents Association warning: Avoid being deceived by misleading advertisements with vaccine tourism, check the agent thoroughly before booking

Us-Russia travel offer for Rs 1.30-4.66 lakh

There is no dearth of disaster turning into opportunities in the world. At present, there is a shortage of corona vaccine in many countries. Taking advantage of this, many travel agents are offering vaccination with foreign tours. Travel agent associations in India and Thailand have issued a warning in this regard. The association of both the countries has asked people to be ware of those offering foreign tours for the vaccine.

A flood of offers on social media

These days, there is a flood of offers for foreign vaccines on social media in the country. Most of the offers talk about a tour of the US. Such offers are being made despite the ban on international travel. Like India, there has been a sharp increase in tour package offerings in Thailand. It also has the option of vaccination abroad.

Check the agent’s reliability

Jyoti Mayal, president of the Travel Agents Association of India, says it is not illegal to go to the US. Of course, travelling is your option. We would like to advise as an association to check the credibility of the agent. Check all the papers thoroughly, then proceed.

Check the agent’s reliability

Jyoti Mayal, president of the Travel Agents Association of India, says it is not illegal to go to the US. Of course, travelling is your option. We would like to advise as an association to check the credibility of the agent. Check all the papers thoroughly, then proceed.

5,000 people contact mumbai agency

Mumbai’s James Tours and Travels is offering a three-day visit to New York. The first dose of the vaccine will be administered to the passengers on this journey. A few weeks later, there will be a journey for another dose. 1,50,000/- per time for travel. The agency claims that 5,000 people have been contacted so far.

21-day trip for Rs 4.45 lakh

The 21-day New York trip was advertised by The Welcome Travels India. The trip was to vaccinate passengers with pfizer-biotech. Rs 4.45 lakh was being charged for the trip. Company owner Pradeep Sharma says no travel was made under the offer as the vaccination programme started in India.

Jyoti Mayal, president of the Travel Agents Association of India, says it is not illegal to go to the US. Of course, travelling is your option. We would like to advise as an association to check the credibility of the agent. Check all the papers thoroughly, then proceed.

Dubai operator offers visit to Russia

Dubai travel operator Arabian Nights Tours LLP released an advertisement offering travel to Russia. About $1.30 lakh is being charged for the visit. This includes a return air ticket from Delhi to Moscow, a 24-night stay in St. Petersburg, Moscow, besides vaccination. Two doses of sputnik V vaccine will be installed in the offer.

This does not include the cost of visa. However, passengers will be helped in getting visas. Russian media reports suggest that Russia may close its border for passengers coming from India. On this, the operator says that it is not in our hands.

Travel offers to us and Russia in Thailand too

Like India, vaccine tourism offers are being offered to travel to the US and Russia in Thailand. A Bangkok operator is offering travel from Rs 1.75 lakh to Rs 4.66 lakh to the US. It will be visited by San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles in the US. The cost of travel will depend on the brand of the vaccine and the time taken for it. Only 1 dose of johnson & johnson vaccine is enough. It can be travelled for a short period of time. There are two doses of the other vaccine. This will require long-term travel. It will cost more. Another agency owner says hundreds of people have inquired. But 80% of these people do not have a US visa.

Thai package excludes visa expenses

Thai Suthipong Fiunfiphop, president of the Travel Agents Association, says most Thai packages do not include visa expenses, air travel expenses, food and quarantine expenses. In addition, the tour operator will not be responsible for the disease caused by the side effects of the vaccine. Suthipong says the government is not preventing any operator from selling such packages. However, this may pose a huge burden and risk to passengers. In such a situation, passengers should avoid such travel to avoid any risk.

News Source : Bhaskar.com

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