Uttarakhand fully reopened for tourists and safety protocols have been finalized

COVID Negative certificate mandatory to enter Uttarakhand

Badrinath Temple, Uttarakhand (image source: wikimedia commons)

As part of the unlocking phase throughout India, Uttarakhand finally reopened completely for tourism. The state has completely removed the travel restrictions and is allowing people to travel freely. However, the newly announced conditions are mandatory for all tourists to follow.

The major requirement from all travelers entering Uttarakhand is to carry a COVID negative certificate OR have at least 7 days of hotel booking. The 7-day minimum booking is to trace the spread of COVID in case any traveler might carry the symptoms. 

The state government has also allowed Inter-state tourism as well. Uttarakhand government decided to allow people to move freely if they are certified COVID negative.

One restriction for the pilgrims who visit the temples in the Uttarakhand still remains. The only pilgrim from within the state is allowed in the temples. No resident outside of Uttarakhand will be allowed to visit the religious sites.

It has been observed that a huge number of tourists have already started visiting Himachal Pradesh. Uttarakhand is likely to see a large number of domestic tourists in the coming weeks.

Until now, Uttarakhand has currently over 3200 positive cases of COVID with 43 recorded deaths.

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