700 tourists visited Himachal in five days

700 tourists visited Himachal in five days

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 11

The government said on Saturday that 700 tourists had visited the state in the past five days. It asked tourists to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Tourism and Civil Aviation Secretary Devesh Kumar said that before framing the SOPs for opening the tourism sector, the government had examined the guidelines of other states that had also opened hotels for tourists.

He said that the tourists had to register themselves for procuring an e-pass 48 hours before visiting the state under the tourist category. They had to carry an RT-PCR test certificate issued by an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-certified laboratory with a negative report, which should not be more than 72 hours old. Besides, the tourists must have downloaded the Aarogya Setu App on their mobile phones.

Tourism and Civil Aviation Director Yunus Khan said at the state entry points, the Covid report, a confirmed booking of minimum five days in a registered tourism unit, an e-pass and the Aarogya Setu app would be checked.

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