Jammu-Kashmir Opens For Tourism After Covid-1915/07/2020
India’s popular haven holiday destination, Jammu-Kashmir opens for tourism after immediate closure from Covid-19.
Starting from July 14, 2020 tourists can visit the union territory for tourism. According to Hindustan Times reports.
The Jammu and Kashmir government announces different phases to resume its tourism sector. At the very first phase it will allow tourists arriving by air only.
“In the view of the Covid related measures, it is felt imperative to put in place a protocol to be followed by the tourists as well the persons/authorities engaged in the hospitality sector,” the release read.
RT-PCR testing of all tourists are now compulsory upon arrival and travellers will need to have a confirmed hotel booking.
“Till the test result shows a negative result for Covid-19, a tourist will remain in the hotel where the booking has been made and shall not be allowed to move out. A form to this effect shall be signed at the airport,” the release stated.
For tourists coming with a Covid-19 negative report are not required to remain in their hotel rooms. But, RT-PCR testing will become necessary.
Incoming tourists will need to have a confirmation of return air ticket from Jammu and Kashmir.
Taxi and other transport facility will need to be pre-booked by the travellers through hotels or travel agencies.
However, the J&K government urges elder lies over 65 not to travelling there.
Tourism in Jammu & Kashmir to open in a phased manner from 14th July; Govt of J&K issues guidelines for entry of tourists. In this phase, tourism limited to those arriving by air only. RTPCR testing of all tourists compulsory on arrival &tourists to have confirmed hotel bookings. pic.twitter.com/YeRmMjVDHH
— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2020
Meanwhile, tourists will need to have Aarogya Setu mobile application installed on their smartphones and make regular updates of health information.
“In view of the major spike in Covid-19 cases, we will have to carve out containment zones for effective restrictions in different areas of Srinagar. Local cooperation is solicited in best interest of public health,” District Magistrate, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
J&K has 10,156 Covid-19cases with 5,895 patients are now recovered. There are 169 deaths.
Previously, authorities at Tajmahal in India announced it will remain open during nights.