Himachal makes negative test report mandatory for travellers from these statesMonday April 12, 2021 at 1:58 pm
With an intention to control the spread of the virus, Himachal Pradesh has made it compulsory for travelers from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh to carry a negative Covid-19 test report. The test must be done within 72 hours of entering the state. Such a rule shall be made effective from April 16.
The rise in the number of positive cases in several states has prompted the government of Himachal Pradesh to take such a stringent decision once again. On Sunday, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur has made such an announcement. On Twitter, he stated about the present scenario and regulations.
Just after the Chief Minister, Jairam Thakur made an announcement that there won’t be any restrictions on the travelers visiting Himachal Pradesh, such a decision came into force. He also said that more than 2 crore tourists visit the state during the peak time of the year, but business had suffered a huge loss due to the pandemic.
The Chief Minister further stated that after such a loss, the tourism industry is again gearing up. But unfortunately, the second wave of the virus has again broken down the whole industry.
He concluded, “For now, there is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor the situation”. Due to this second wave of the virus, all the schools, colleges, and universities have been asked to remain closed until April 15.