The true heaven on earth, Jammu and Kashmir, has lifted all travel restrictions from July 14. With this, the UT administration has released a set of guidelines to be followed by travelers. The guidelines read- “There will be the partial opening of the tourism sector for visitors from outside J&K, limited to tourists arriving by air only.” Source: Times of India.
Further, it reads- “In the view of the COVID related measures, it is felt imperative to put in place a protocol to be followed by the tourists as well the person’ s/authorities engaged in the hospitality sector.” Source: Times of India.
On July 12, ANI (Asian News International) tweeted- “Tourism in Jammu & Kashmir to open in a phased manner from July 14; Govt of J&K issues guidelines for entry of tourists. In this phase, tourism limited to those arriving by air only. RTPCR testing of all tourists compulsory on arrival & tourists to have confirmed hotel bookings.” Source: Times of India. With this, ANI shared a few pictures of the guidelines released by the government.
Some of the highlights from the travelers’ guidelines are-
- All travelers will be required to confirm prior hotel bookings for the duration of their stay in the UT. It has become mandatory for travelers to pre-book hotels or accommodation. The booking proofs will be checked at the time of arrival.
- Travelers must have their return tickets.
- Travelers will be required to carry their COVID-19 negative reports.
- Travelers will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing. Until the test reports come out, travelers will have to remain inside their hotel rooms.
- Travelers above 65 are instructed to avoid traveling.
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