Himachal Pradesh is seeing a rush of tourists after the state government decided to do away with the requirement of a negative RT-PCR report.
COVID-19 travel guidelines for Himachal Pradesh
1. As per the latest guidelines, negative RT-PCR test report is no more required to enter the state.
2. Section 144 has been lifted in the state.
On Friday, Himachal cabinet decided to allow shops in the state to remain open from 9 am to 5 pm from June 14 onwards. The shops, however, will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The 5 pm-5 am Covid curfew will also remain in place.
In a circular (https://himachaltourism.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Additional-SOPs-for-Operation-of-Tourism-Units.pdf) of Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Himachal Pradesh government, some Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for tourism units have been issued:
1. The swimming pools, auditoriums and assembly halls in the hotels shall remain closed.
2. All tourists will strictly follow the Safety and Hygiene guidelines for operation of tourism units issued time to time by the Ministry of Home Affairs & Dept of Tourism, etc.