Keeping in view the fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in various states, the Uttarakhand govt on Wednesday issues new travel guidelines and imposed restrictions for inbound passengers.
The state govt has issued the new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases, the new guidelines will come into effect from 1″ April 2021 onwards.
As per the latest guidelines, all persons traveling from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan by road, air, and train to Uttarakhand are advised to carry negative RT-PCR test report (test is done 72 hours before the time of arrival to Uttarakhand state).
Persons coming from the above-mentioned states as well as persons residing in Uttarakhand shall strictly adhere to the norms of safety and social distancing as per the guidelines of MHA, MoHFW, and State Government.
Violation of norms shall be liable to have proceeded under the relevant provision of DM Act 2005, Epidemics Act 1897, and sections of IPC.
Moreover, the state govt advised all persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years (vulnerable section of the people) to travel only in unavoidable circumstances.
The state govt also asked all the district administration to make arrangements for random COVID-19 testing/checking at the airport, railway station, and all border check posts. If any inbound person is found positive, the currently prevailing SOPs shall be followed for further care.
The guideline further mentioned that there will be no restrictions on Inter-state or Intra-state movement of essential services and goods in the state.