Planning A Weekend Getaway To Mussoorie? Check Out The Latest Guidelines Here

by Suchismita Pal
Planning A Weekend Getaway To Mussoorie? Check Out The Latest Guidelines Here

In order to curb the spread of coronavirus cases in India and prevent the chance of a third wave, the Uttarakhand government has extended the COVID-19 curfew till September 7, 2021. Also, Uttarakhand will allow only 15,000 tourists on weekends in its most popular hill station Mussoorie. Uttarakhand’s Nainital district has confirmed three cases of  ‘AY 2’ Delta Plus coronavirus variant this week. On August 30, the Pauri Garhwal district has reported the first case of the sub-variant.

Only 15,000 Tourists Can Enter Mussoorie On Weekends

According to ANI, Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar said, “Only 15,000 people can visit Mussoorie during weekends. It is mandatory for the visitors to carry RT-PCR negative report, not older than 72 hours.” People entering Uttarakhand from other states must carry a certificate of full vaccination or negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.

RT-PCR Test Report Mandatory For Entering High Himalayan Valleys In Uttarakhand

COVID-19 variants are emerging in India and the virus has not spared the north Indian mountain state, Uttarakhand. Districts in Uttarakhand like Nainital, Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar had been adversely affected by the virus during the second wave. Planning to visit the high Himalayan valleys of Darma, Vyas, and Chaudas in Dharchula in Uttarakhand? You will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours to travel to these valleys. Outsiders will be given permission to proceed to these valleys only after they produce a negative RT-PCR test report.

Travellers Entering Dehradun From Outside Uttarakhand Need To Register On Smart City Portal

Dehradun has mandated registration on Smart City Portal for tourists, devotees and coming from outside Uttarakhand. They will only be permitted inside the hill station after registering on Smart City Portal. Apart from this, they also have to show a negative RT-PCR Test not older than 72 hours. People returning to Uttarakhand must undergo a 7-day quarantine.

Uttarakhand Covid Negative Test Report
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Earlier, The State Had Mandated Covid Negative Report For Char Dham Yatra

Uttarakhand had mandated a negative RT-PCR test report for all Char Dham pilgrims from outside the state. State Tourism and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj had announced that all pilgrims entering Haridwar for Char Dham Yatra or Maha Kumbh must follow all Covid guidelines. They had to undertake CBNAAT, TrueNaT or RT-PCR tests before entering Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra. Apart from this, the pilgrims needed to register online to be allowed into the shrine as per the shrine’s capacity. Meanwhile, it’s over a year of COVID-19 and here are 7 Ways In Which The Pandemic Has Changed Travel.