Uttarakhand Travel News

Forest officials at Joshimath have announced the opening date of the Valley Of Flowers. The trail for the trek has been cleaned and repaired by the department and is ready for the tourists. From 1-July-2021 onward, tourists can visit the world heritage valley by following the covid guidelines announced by Uttarakhand Government.

Updates on mandatory guidelines for travel in Uttarakhand

  • E-Pass/Registration is mandatory through the Smart City Portal for all inbound modes of transportation in Uttarakhand.
  • Bring a Covid Vaccination Report(Both doses-not less than 15 days ago).
  • A negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen or TrueNAT or CBNAAT report is mandatory while traveling to Uttarakhand and should not be later than 72 hours.
  • Travelers from Uttarakhand no longer required RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test reports.
  • Wearing a mask and social distancing is compulsory.
  • Keep hand sanitizer with you.

All Treks in Uttarakhand have been open now with strict covid guidelines.

30 June 2021

The Uttarakhand Government has extended the COVID curfew by another week till July 6 (6 AM). Those visiting Uttarakhand from other states need to register themselves on the smart city portal with a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test report, which should not be later than 72 hours.

Here’s what will be allowed during the unlock process:

  • Restaurants and hotels will be allowed to open at 50 percent capacity. Roadside eateries can also operate as per covid guidelines.
  • Shops have been permitted to remain open on Sundays in popular tourist destinations of Mussoorie and Nainital. But, all the markets will remain shut on Tuesdays.
  • Gyms in the state have also been allowed to open at 50 percent occupancy.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded below 40000 cases after 102 days, and the fatality rate has gone down significantly.

20 April 2021

  • To prevent the second wave of Corona Infection, Uttarakhand Government issued a guideline under which the entire state will have a curfew every Sunday. Also, a night curfew will impose from 07:00 am to 05:00 pm on the other six days of the week.
  • It will be mandatory for outsiders (tourists, pilgrims, and others) entering the state border to register on the portal of Uttarakhand Smart City, which can enter Uttarakhand with a negative report up to 72 hours before.
  • If the residents of Uttarakhand state are entering the state from other states, then it will be compulsory to register on the portal of Uttarakhand Smart City. And such persons will quarantine themselves on return as well as continuously monitor their health. During this time, if you feel any symptoms of Covid-19, Covid will contact the helpline.
  • Public vehicles (bus, Vikram, Auto, etc.) will operate with a passenger capacity of 50 percent.
  • The number of persons allowed in all religious, political, and social events and marriages, etc. shall not exceed 100.
  • All swimming pools, gyms, and spas of the state will be completely closed.
  • All other institutions will be closed every day from 2:00 pm, except the essential and essential service providers trading establishments falling under the urban area.

1 April 2021

From April 1st onwards, the Uttarakhand State Government has made Covid RT-PCR test mandatory for visitors from 12 states. All visitors from these states need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hrs. This advisory applies to all visitors coming by road, air, and train to Uttarakhand.

Covid RT-PCR test is mandatory for visitors from the following states:

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Uttar Pradesh