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India: Negative COVID-19 report and prior registration required to enter Uttarakhand

In order to control the influx of tourists visiting the Indian state of Uttarakhand, the state government has decided to impose certain restrictions in popular hill stations like Mussoorie and Nainital.

According to the Dehradun Police department, those visiting Mussoorie will have to provide a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report. Additionally, they are required to register on the Dehradun Smart City Portal and submit documents related to their accommodation, only then travellers will be allowed to enter the hill station.

Dehradun Police tweeted:

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Similarly, all these guidelines have been put in place for those who wish to visit Nainital. The above entry requirements will only be for those coming from outside Uttarakhand.

Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, said:

We have issued an order regarding 50 per cent occupancy capping in hotels in Nainital and Dehradun. Challans are being issued to those who aren’t wearing masks. We are making efforts and will follow guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

What do you think of this new entry requirements to enter Uttarakhand? Let me know in the comments section below.

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