If you are a tourist, come prepared with a Covid-19 negative report to enter this state

himachal pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has made it mandatory for tourists to show COVID-19 negative test reports from an ICMR recognised lab. Those coming in without the test reports will be denied entry.

The state has decided to open the state for tourists and the tourism department will issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of the industry today.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that on the basis of the guidelines from the Ministry of Home Affairs, there will not be any restrictions on movements of people. “Registrations would be mandatory and we would keep a record if someone is tested positive and this record will help in contact tracing. As far as tourism is concerned, the tourists will have to come for a minimum for five to seven days and SOPs would be issued by Monday,” Thakur said.

“Tourism is likely to begin in a week’s time. This is the peak time of tourism in the state. We are trying to revive the economy in the region as tourism has been shut for long here,” he added.The chief minister said he has held meetings with Deputy Commissioners and Block Development Officers for development projects.