The government has decided to gradually open Jammu and Kashmir for tourists from Tuesday amid the ongoing coronavirus infection. However, a set of strict instructions have been issued for this.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, in the first phase, only tourists arriving by air will be able to travel to Kashmir. In the directive issued last Sunday, the Jammu and Kashmir government further announced that it is mandatory for tourists to undergo RT-PCR testing to identify corona after landing in Kashmir. They also need to make sure that hotel rooms are reserved.
According to the instructions, tourists will have to stay at the respective hotels until the negative results of the Corona test come out and they will not be able to leave. They have to sign a conditional form as soon as they land at the airport.
However, tourists who come to Kashmir with reports of negative corona results are not obliged to stay in their reserved hotel rooms. After entering Kashmir, they also have to undergo an RT-PCR test. The guidelines also include ensuring return air tickets for tourists from Jammu and Kashmir.
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