What are the regulations for tourists wanting to visit Kashmir?
Are these questions on your mind? You’re at the right place, we have simplified the guidelines for you, and have listed the important links. Read along.
The heavenly union territory of Jammu & Kashmir is open to tourist now. Summer and the following autumn season in Kashmir are considered the best time to beat the heat in the rest of the country. But before you start planning, have a look at the current regulations in place.
You won’t require online registration, instead the state has insisted on taking a compulsory Covid-19 test on arrival. Let’s look at the details.
Note – tourists arriving in a flight are only permitted right now, no tourist travelling by road are allowed as of now.
What do you need to have, before you book your flight to Srinagar or Jammu?
All the tourists must have confirmed hotel bookings for the duration of their stay. It is mandatory to pre-book accommodation online in hotels, houseboats or guesthouses. The proof of this will be checked at the time of arrival.
You must have your return tickets booked as well.
You should also have your taxis or transport service be pre-booked through your hotel or travel agency.
What happens when you arrive at Srinagar or Jammu airport?
Upon arrival, you will have to undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR testing. This is mandatory.
Aarogya Setu app is a must and all tourists should have it installed on their phones and shall be checked for ‘safe’ status at the time of arrival.
You will be allowed to transfer to the hotel, but until the test result shows a negative for COVID-19, you will stay put in the hotel room and shall not be permitted to move out. You will have to sign a form at the airport. Test results arrive in 24 hours (except in special circumstances).
If your test result come out negative, you can roam around in Kashmir without any restriction.
If you already have a COVID negative report at the time arrival (within 48-72 hours), you will still have to take the Covid-19 RT-PCR test on arrival at the airport. However, you will not be required to remain isolated in hotels till your results come back.
If you test positive for the Covid-19, you will be immediately sent for treatment to a medical facility as per the protocol.
Tourists above the age of 65 should avoid travelling.
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