Himachal Pradesh Reopen to Tourists

Shimla, July 07 (QNN)

Himachal Pradesh decided to lift travel restrictions on July 3 after a period of three and a half months. With both states offering postcard views along with picturesque hotels and homestays, tourists can start thinking about a trip to the mountains. 

However, with these lifting of travel restrictions come a set of safety guidelines for each state. Those travelling inter-state will have to register for an e-pass in the COVID e-pass software (covid19epass.hp.gov.in) for monitoring  purposes. Those who are travelling by road, will also have to register their vehicle details. 

Principal Secretary (Revenue) Onkar Sharma has also said that those coming into Himachal Pradesh from other states will have to strictly adhere” to the guidelines that are issued by the health and revenue departments of the state. 

The state government has also said that those tourists who have made pre-bookings of at least five days and have tested negative for COVID-19 by an ICMR accredited laboratory (not earlier than 72 hours at the time of entry) will not require mandatory quarantine in the state.