J-Ok reopens tourism sector, to permit these coming by air from July 14

Arteev Sharma

Tribune News Service

Jammu, July 12

Even as authorities have ordered a partial lockdown in Srinagar amid a surge in coronavirus circumstances, the UT administration on Sunday determined to open the tourism sector within the Union Territory (UT) in a phased method from July 14.

The resolution adopted the latest instructions of Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu for the reopening of the tourism sector. On July 6, the federal government spokesperson Rohit Kansal had introduced that the federal government would quickly subject detailed tips and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Simrandeep Singh, Member-Secretary of State Executive Committee whereas issuing tips mentioned that solely vacationers coming by air could be permitted to enter J&Ok within the first section.

“There will be partial opening of the tourism sector for external visitors from outside J&K, limited to tourists arriving by air only,” Singh mentioned, including all incoming vacationers should have confirmed lodge bookings at some stage in their keep in addition to they’ve confirmed return tickets to anywhere outdoors J&Ok, both to their departure level or every other vacation spot.

“There shall be compulsory RT-PCR testing of all tourists on arrival. Taxis or transport facility have to be pre-booked through a hotel or travel agency for which procedure will be put in place by the tourism department. Tourists above the age of 65 should avoid coming on tourism holiday,” he mentioned within the tips.

The tips added that it could be necessary for vacationers to pre-book their lodging on-line in motels, houseboats or guesthouses, and so forth.

“The proof of the same shall be checked on arrival. Taxis or transport to the hotel shall also be pre-booked by the hotels or travel agencies,” it mentioned, including, “Till the test result shows a negative result of Covid-19 a tourist will remain in the hotel where booking has been made and shall not be permitted to move out. A form in this regard shall have to be signed at the airport.”

It added, “Test results will normally arrive within 24 hours except in special circumstances. The hotel management shall be required to ensure compliance with the protocol.”

Those vacationers arriving with Covid unfavorable studies from their departure factors wouldn’t be required to stay remoted in motels, the rules mentioned.

Pertinently, the optimistic circumstances in Jammu and Kashmir have crossed 10,000-mark with authorities deciding to go robust towards the violations.

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