Planning A Trip To Sikkim To Escape The Mundane? Know The Latest COVID Protocols

by Tania Tarafdar
Planning A Trip To Sikkim To Escape The Mundane? Know The Latest COVID Protocols

With tightened COVID restrictions and soaring mercury levels, you might want to escape to cooler climates and go on a vacation just to escape the mundane. Sikkim with its gorgeous landscapes and pleasant climate can be a great choice. But before you plan your travel to this northeastern paradise, be abreast of these latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Sikkim government.

Restaurants, Bars & Pubs Will Be Closed After 10 pm

If you are hoping to explore the nightlife of Sikkim you will be disappointed as restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and pubs will be closed after 10 pm. According to the latest guidelines, no movement of vehicles will be allowed after 10:30 pm till 6:00 am except for emergency purposes. However, you the pubs and nightclubs will be open to the in-house guests staying at the hotel.

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RT-PCR Negative Test Report Mandatory To Book Hotels & Resorts

Carrying an RT-PCR negative test report is mandatory as hotel owners, travel agents and homestay owners can only allow you in with a negative test report conducted 72 hours prior to their arrival. In case you arrive without the report, you will have to get an RT PCR test conducted at specified testing locations in the state. World’s Highest Dosa Point Is Located At 14000 Feet Near Sikkim’s Gurudongmar Lake.

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COVID Positive Patients To Quarantine In Identified Locations

The guidelines also suggest that tourists who test positive will have to quarantine themselves at paid quarantine locations identified by District Collectors. Carry a COVID negative test report to avoid all the risk and hassle. All tourist activities have been permitted outside containment zones. However, there are SOPs for various activities including movement by passenger trains; air travel; hotels and restaurants; shopping malls, multiplexes, and entertainment parks.

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Strict actions will be taken against any person violating these containment measures.