Check Covid Rules and Restrictions For Goa, Ladakh, Corbett, Dharamshala, And 7 Other Tourist Places

Check Covid Rules and Restrictions For Goa, Ladakh, Corbett, Dharamshala And 7 Other Tourist Places

Owing to the somewhat stable Covid situation in the country, several states in India have gradually started easing COVID-related restrictions and curbs that were put in place due to the ever-increasing deadly coronavirus cases. Also, many people have already started to travel interstate to get a break from every day’s hustle and bustle.

So, in case if you are too planning an inter-state journey, then check out these latest COVID rules and restrictions in place.

Check Covid Rules and Restrictions For Goa, Ladakh, Corbett, Dharamshala, And 7 Other Tourist Places

Goa

Earlier fully-vaccinated travelers were allowed to enter Goa; whereas, others who hadn’t got jabbed were required to produce Covid negative report. However, on Sunday, the Goa government has extended the coronavirus-induced statewide curfew till July 19. Casinos, cinema halls, schools, colleges, weekly markets, as well as shops from 7 pm to 7 am will continue to remain closed.

On Monday, the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court heard a case filed by the Goa government seeking permission to allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter the state without a Covid negative report. The bench has permitted fully vaccinated Goan residents and workforce to enter Goa without a Covid-19 negative report till August 5, 2021.

The Expert Committee of the Goa government in its latest meeting recommended that inbound travelers from other states and union territories holding authentic vaccination certificates should be allowed to enter the state without an RT-PCR negative report.

Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)

According to the reports, passengers arriving in Ladakh, both by air and road, must have a negative RT-PCR report not older than 96 hours. Otherwise, they will have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival. All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Corbett/Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand)

All tourists wishing to visit the popular valley will have to submit a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours and strictly abide by all the COVID-related protocols put in place across the state. Uttarakhand has imposed strict measures to curb the influx of tourists to some popular tourist destinations in the state.

Flight: The nearest airport is Pantnagar (a 90-minute drive from Corbett).

Train: The nearest railway station is Ramnagar (12 km).

Meanwhile, the Valley of Flowers is 269 km from Corbett National Park.

Uttarakhand has imposed strict restrictions to curb the influx of tourists to some popular tourist destinations in the state.

Dharamshala, Chail (Himachal Pradesh)

Recently, tourists have started thronging to popular tourist destinations like Dharamshala, Chail, and other parts of Himachal Pradesh. The State Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said earlier this week that “we are anxious” as the tourist influx has increased in Himachal Pradesh. “We welcome tourists but I urge them to follow Covid norms. They should follow social distancing and wear a mask. We have also directed hotels to follow SOP strictly,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

For Dharmshala

Flight: The nearest airport is in Gaggal (12 km)

Train: The nearest railway station is Pathankot (86 km)

FYI, Chail is 45 km from Shimla (nearest airport to Shimla is 22 km away; Kalka is the nearest railway station, about 66 km away)

Shillong, Cherrapunji (Meghalaya)

Please note that it is mandatory for all people entering Meghalaya to register themselves prior to their travel at: http://meghalayaonline.gov. in/covid/testing.htm, and to download the Arogya Setu App and the Behaviour Change Management App, a training platform of NHM Meghalaya for citizens and all cadre are on COVID19 Pandemic, of Meghalaya.

RT-PCR testing at entry points is mandatory. Persons with a valid final certificate of vaccination shall be exempted from testing.

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