Hyderabad: While a critical majority of the earnings of Ministry of Tourism come from foreign tourists, what comes as a concern now is that some countries have issued advisories to their citizens visiting India over the on-going Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.

Here is a list of the countries that have issued advisories to their citizens regarding their visits to India.

1. Australia – It has asked its citizens to follow Indian media as well as local authorities. It has asked them to be alert all the time, when they are in India.

2. Belgium– The country issued a general advisory asking their citizens to reach out to the Belgium consulate in case of any issues.

3. Canada – The citizens of the country have been asked to avoid visiting the north-eastern Indian states. It also asked its citizens to stay in safe places as internet and mobile communication services are being suspended.

4. China– China asked its citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations. It asked its citizens to give priority to their safety and security.

5. Malaysia – The country has used the advisory issued by China making slight changes. It said to its citizens, ‘Be Vigilant, first priority to your safety and security.’

6. New Zealand For New Zealand terrorism has been a biggest trouble. Every time it asks its citizens to be careful of terrorist activities in Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi. For CAA protests it just asked its citizens to be cautious.

7. United Kingdom– Just like Australia, the UK government asked its citizens to monitor local media and listen to local authorities. It said that the citizens should allot more time for travelling as there are chances of them getting stuck. Earlier in December 2019, the UK issued special advisory for the women travellers stating that chances of assault against women are high in India.

Meanwhile, the revenue earned by Ministry of Tourism through foreign exchange increases every year. The department recently released a data it shows that in 2019 the ministry earned Rs.2,10,981 crore in the form of foreign exchange, while it was just Rs. 1,20,367 crore in 2014.


Year Money earned in crores
2014 120367
2015 134844
2016 154146
2017 177874
2018 194881
2019 210981

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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