Check out the guidelines issued by the government of Uttarakhand for tourists

Tourists have been arriving in large numbers over the past few days at Mussoorie, Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh

After videos of tourists flouting the Covid restrictions in Uttarakhand began to appear, the state government implemented additional strict measures. The state government has now made it mandatory for tourists to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate and proof of hotel reservations made before arriving in Uttarakhand. “A clear message has been given to tourists that if they come to Uttarakhand, the RT-PCR test, check-in, and advance hotel reservation are mandatory for everyone,” the porter told ANI. word of Uttarakhand police headquarters, Nilesh Anand Bharane.

Bharane called on tourists coming to Uttarakhand not to limit themselves to Mussoorie and Nainital as there are many more tourist spots in the state that should be explored to avoid unnecessary overcrowding at one location. He warned tourists that they would not be allowed in without registration, RT-PCR testing, and hotel reservations.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has ordered authorities to cap hotel occupancies at 50% in famous tourist spots of Nainital and Dehradun. “We have issued an order regarding a 50% occupancy cap in hotels in Nainital, Dehradun. Challans are issued to those who do not wear masks. We are making every effort to get people to follow Covid guidelines, ”Dhami said.

Tourists have arrived in large numbers in recent days in Mussoorie, Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh. Mussoorie Circle officer Narendra Pant told ANI news agency that tourists are stopped at Kuthal Gate to check if they have registered on the smart city portal and carry with them a negative Covid-19 test report. Recorded messages urging people to respect Covid-19 preventive measures are being broadcast in Mussoorie. This resulted in a drop in attendance compared to last week, Pant added.

Nainital authorities have banned tourists from entering the town’s lake during the weekend day.

Tourism-dependent states have opened up to visitors, and images of unmasked crowds crowding tourist sites have circulated on social media.

Experts have warned state governments against removing Covid-19 restrictions too soon. Union Ministry of Health and Family co-secretary Luv Aggarwal warned of pandemic fatigue and warned coronavirus disease is still ‘among us’ even though restrictions have been lifted. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also urged countries to control social mixing as the Delta variant rages across the world.

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