Uttarakhand Issues New Travel Guidelines

Uttarakhand Issues New Guidelines For Inter-State Travel

If you are planning a trip to Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Nainital, Deheradun or to any of the stunning national parks that Uttarakhand has to offer, then this article is for you.

Uttarakhand State Government has issued a fresh set of guidelines for inter-state travel. While after the unlock phase  most states were  quick to announce relaxations and welcome travelers. Uttarakhand was one of the more complicated states to visit owing to its strict inter-state travel restrictions.

According to these new guidelines, every person entering Uttarakhand will have to undergo thermal screening at the point of  entry.  Thermal screening is mandated regardless of how you enter the state. Arrangements to screen every one entering will be made at all railway stations,  bus stands,  the airport and even border check posts. This is mandatory for every single person entering the state.

The guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government clearly states,

“District administration shall make arrangements for the thermal screening of all inbound persons at border check posts, airport, railway stations and border district bus stands.”

The guidelines further state that everyone would have to follow social distancing rules everywhere in the state. In case a person is found symptomatic, an antigen test will be conducted by the district administration and state mandated SOP’s would be followed in such cases.

Apart from wearing masks and following social distancing rules everywhere possible. The Uttarakhand State Government has also mandated registration of travelers and non residents of

Uttarakhand on the smart city web portal.  Entry into Uttarakhand without registration and submission of documents on the portal will not be granted. All travelers are also mandated to download the Aarogya Setu App.

Uttarkhand has reported over 40,000 cases since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in India and other parts of the world.  Uttarkhand had over 12,000 active cases and recorded 1172 new cases on Saturday