As a part of the nationwide Unlock 4, the government of Andhra Pradesh has permitted the resumption of all kinds of tourist activities in the state after a standstill of around 5 months due to the pandemic.

In one of his recent announcements, Special Chief Secretary (Tourism and Culture) Rajat Bhargava revealed that all tourist sites, tourism-related transportation services, adventure sports, boating, and ropeway operations will be soon opening up for the visitors. Bhargava also stated that all protected monuments, forts, and museums will also open up for the tourists.

The opening up of tourist sites and activities in Andhra Pradesh is definitely very encouraging for the travel enthusiasts to resume their travel plans and plan their post-COVID holidays in the state. This is also very motivating news for the tour operators, who have been struggling to make their business go smooth since the outbreak of the pandemic.

According to the statements of Bhargava, necessary instructions have been issued to the Commissioner of Archaeology and Museums and the AP Tourism Development Corporation, directing them to strictly follow the guidelines of Unlock 4. The Special Chief Secretary (Tourism and Culture), who is also the Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) also passed a memo, allowing bars in Class-1 clubs and military canteens to open up for the sale of liquor. The Excise Commissioner has also been directed to take required action in this regard.