The Uttarakhand government has eased coronavirus norms for tourists, exempting them from producing a negative test report on arrival.
In a revised set of guidelines for tourists, Chief Secretary Om Prakash said it’s not mandatory for them to bring coronavirus negative report before checking into a hotel or homestay.
Moreover, the need of a compulsory stay of a minimum two days during a hotel or homestay also will not be required anymore, he added.
However, it’ll be mandatory for tourists coming to the state by any mode of transportation to register on the Smart City portal before their travel, the newest set of directions that came into effect on Wednesday said.
The new directions supersede the order issued on September 19 by which tourists were required to supply a negative RT-PCR test report issued by an ICMR-authorised lab less than 96 hours before their arrival, the order issued by the Chief Secretary said.
However, checks like thermal scanning, sanitisation and other prescribed health protocols for hotels and restaurants must be complied with, the new guidelines said.