Jammu and Kashmir Is Set to Reopen from July 14 for Travelers

Jammu and Kashmir Is Set to Reopen from July 14 for Travelers
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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- 

  1. 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. 
  2. Travelers must have their return tickets. 
  3. Travelers will be required to carry their COVID-19 negative reports. 
  4. Travelers will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing. Until the test reports come out, travelers will have to remain inside their hotel rooms. 
  5. Travelers above 65 are instructed to avoid traveling. 

For more updates, stay tuned with us! 

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/travel-news/jammu-and-kashmir-to-open-for-tourism-from-july-14-but-only-for-air-travellers/as76937102.cms