Israeli Tourists Asked To Visit Indian Beaches After Maldives Ban But Desis Show Reality

The Maldives Minister of Homeland Security and Technology recently announced in a press statement that the Maldives President, Dr Mohamed Muizzu, has imposed a ban on Israeli passports after a recommendation from the Cabinet, reported Economic Times. In response to this, the Israeli Embassy in India recommended its citizens to visit popular beach destinations in India.

“Since the Maldives is no longer welcoming Israelis, here are some beautiful and amazing Indian beaches where Israeli tourists are warmly welcomed and treated with utmost hospitality,” the Israel Embassy in India posted on X.

They attached gorgeous pictures of Lakshwadeep, Goa, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar islands. Have a look:

Despite the pictures being gorgeous, many people, especially Indians, decided to show Israeli tourists the reality of our Indian beaches. Despite innumerable efforts to keep the beaches clean, tourists come across dirty beaches in India littered with a gross amount of waste. There are places where despite the local corporation’s efforts, tourists lack basic civic sense and litter on the beach. On the other hand, there are destinations with laid-back municipal corporations and as a result, locals have to step up and clean the beaches.

To sum it up, our beaches are plagued by pollution due to inadequate waste disposal systems and tourists’ lack of civic sense. Litter, plastic waste, and other debris frequently mar the natural beauty of these coastal areas.

Hence, here’s how people online reacted to the Israeli Embassy’s post:

To make sure our beaches are clean, measures such as installing more waste bins, organizing regular clean-up drives, and imposing fines for littering are essential. We also need public awareness campaigns that can educate tourists about responsible behaviour.

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