Mumbai-Based travel company promotes ‘vaccine tourism’

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“Be among the first to get Corona Vaccine: As soon as the Pfizer vaccine is officially published to sell in America…” people across India received this WhatsApp message/forward in their inbox, making it a hot topic for netizens.

Have a look at the complete message:

The message for sure instils mixed feelings in the minds of people who are tired of the pandemic and are eagerly waiting to get a vaccine shot. Mumbai-based Gem Tours and Travels, on its Twitter handle, termed this offer as ‘Vaccine Tourism.’

On its Twitter handle, the travel company thanked various people and news organizations for “promoting vaccine tourism,” while attaching a “Disclaimer” with its replies.

Here’s a look at the disclaimer:

“We at Gem are not holding or procuring any vaccine, everything we will arrange will be within laws of United States of America. We will only process your requirements. Right now no time frame can be committed,” one of the statements in Gem Tours and Travel’s “disclaimer” read.

“We do not collect any advance or deposits now,” read another statement.

With COVID-19 raging across the globe, when people are avoiding unnecessary travel, this travel company’s unique offer has left many people confused. However, when NewsMobile tried to contact the travel agency through the numbers provided in the WhatsApp message, the calls were not answered.

Gem Tours and Travels was founded by chairman Jyotin Doshi in 1983 and has offices across Delhi, Gujarat, Chennai, Pune and Bengaluru.

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