The newly issued guidelines by the Uttarakhand government confirm that travellers will no longer need to submit a COVID negative certificate, permit or an e-pass to enter the state borders. Moreover, travellers also don’t need to compulsorily book a hotel for 2 days minimum to enter the state. Although, the registration on the Smart City Web Portal still stands mandatory for travellers for entry to Uttarakhand.
The guidelines also confirm that travellers will have to be screened at the borders irrespective of their mode transport. The travellers coming from a high-load COVID-19 infected city will have to undergo a paid or unpaid institutional quarantine for 7 days followed by a home quarantine for 7 days. Travellers entering Uttarakhand from non-high load infected cities will have to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
However, if a traveller presents a negative RT-PCR, TrueNAT, CBNAAT tests from an ICMR authorized lab, they will be exempted from quarantine irrespective of the city they are coming from.
Travellers around the country are quite let-up by the news of Uttarakhand being reopened for them. The state is home to some of the most popular holiday destinations like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, etc. and the reopening of all these towns will prove to be highly beneficial for the travellers seeking an escape and longing for a holiday.