In order to stop the spread of infection, Himachal Pradesh mandates to carry a negative RT-PCR test report. This is for people travelling from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, the report must not be older than 72 hours of entering the state. This will be in effect after 16 April.
The cases are rising in many states because of which the Himachal state government came up with such a strict decision again. The announcement was made by the Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday. He took to Twitter to inform and update about current restrictions and situation.
“कोविड-19 की स्थिति से निपटने हेतु आज हमने वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों की बैठक बुलाई और आवश्यक निर्देश दिए। देवभूमि हिमाचल आने के लिए हमारी सरकार ने पर्यटकों को अनुमति प्रदान की है लेकिन पर्यटकों को राज्य में सरकार द्वारा जारी की गई गाइडलाइंस का पालन करना होगा।”
Also, the announcement comes after CM Jairam Thakur mentions that there won’t be any restriction on tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. Further stating, more than 2 crore tourists visit the state during peak season, but businesses had suffered a lot during COVID-19 lockdown.
As per the CM statement, the tourism sector was picking up recently. But now suddenly another wave of the virus has hit and smashed the industry once again.
“For now, there is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor the situation,” he said.
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