The beautiful North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to reopen doors to fully vaccinated travellers to boost tourism. Travellers who have taken both doses of the approved Covid-19 vaccine will be permitted to enter the state. Further Arunachal Pradesh government also announced that it will resume the issuance of Restricted Area Permit/ Protected Area Permit/Inner Line Permit (ILP). This will be restarted under existing rules and regulations with immediate effect. For those of you who don’t know ILP is a travel document that’s issued to Indian tourists who wish to visit protected areas of the states for a limited period.
Assam To Remove All COVID-19 Related Restrictions For Tourists From November
Earlier, the Assam government had made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers arriving from North-Eastern states through railway stations and airports. As per the latest update, Assam has removed the RT-PCR test requirement for travellers who are fully vaccinated. The incoming travellers will have to show their certificates of full vaccination to the screening personnel. Not only that! Assam is gearing up to lift COVID-related restrictions and help the tourism sector in all ways.
Assam Govt Implements Stringent Measures To Curb Covid Cases In Urban & Rural Districts
It is worth noting that the covid-19 cases are declining in few districts in Assam but the state government is still wary due to the overall grim situation in the state. The state government has ordered stringent measures in both rural and urban regions to contain the pandemic. Jishnu Baruah, the Chief Secretary in his capacity as the Chairperson of the State Disaster Management Authority, said “The Assam government is closely monitoring districts with high Covid-19 prevalence and may enforce stricter curbs if there is no improvement.”
The districts with high cases are as follows- Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, and Sonitpur. But several districts have shown marked improvements and their curfew timings have been eased. These districts are – South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, and Charaideo. Until you can visit the Northeast, here’s a virtual tour of Shillong.