Negative RT-PCR Report Must To Enter High Himalayan Valleys In Uttarakhand


People going to the high Himalayan valleys of Darma, Vyas, and Chaudas in the Dharchula subdivision will now have to produce a negative RT-PCR report not older than a week, officials said on Monday. The administration has discussed the matter with locals and okayed the move, they said.

People will be permitted to proceed to these valleys only after they produce a negative RT-PCR test report for COVID-19, Dharchula Sub-Divisional Magistrate A K Shukla said. “We have taken the step to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to the high Himalayan valleys,” he added.

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Moreover, the Covid-19 test will be complimentary for all passengers arriving in Uttarakhand, those who found positive for Covid-19 will be sent to the quarantine center for further processing.


However, passengers will be exempted from home quarantine if they arrive with an RT PCR/ TrueNAT/ CBNAAT/ Antigen test with a negative report of not more than 96 hours before arrival.

(With Inputs From PTI)

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