Traveling in Uttarakhand ranging from the bewitching hill station of Almora to the mesmerizing valley of flowers in Chamoli. Uttarakhand has a lot to offer and hence it is the one the most sought travel destination in India but obviously, Corona virus messed up everything.
With the plunging economy the decision of withdrawal of lock-down started which is now in its 4th stage hence, the Uttarakhand government has relaxed a few norms for visitors. The state has tourism as one of its core industries and has suffered massive losses as tourism was shut down owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Uttarakhand Government has issued the following guideline for the ease of traveling off the visitors for Unlock 4.0
1.One of the major curbs that will no longer be in place for those intending to visit Uttarakhand is the cap of 2000 visitors a day. Uttarakhand government was earlier allowing only 2000 visitors a day.
2. As Directed in the MHA letter, there shall be no restriction on the interstate and intra-state movement of persons and goods.
3. The inbound person to Uttarakhand shall mandatory register themselves on http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/
1. No special permission/approval/e-pass will be required for such movement.
2. Though the registration is mandatory, no permission/approval/e-pass shall be required for such movement.
There would be no restrictions regarding the minimum period of stay for persons who undergo RT-PCR tests from a lab authorized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with a negative report, 72-hours before arriving at the concerned hotel or hospitality service.
(a) Cost of RT-PCR
Uttarakhand government fixes rates for COVID- RT-PCR tests by Private labs.
Labs can charge Rs 2000 per test( including GST) for samples collected by Private or public hospitals and Rs 2400 for samples collected by them.
(b) Labs and test facility for RT-PCR
RT PCR test is available in several labs of districts of Uttarakhand which you can check out by clicking on the website link https://covid19cc.nic.in/icmr/Citizen/LabList.aspx