Jammu and Kashmir government has opened the borders for domestic visitors. But there are some rules and protocols that need to be followed.
When you listen to the lyrics, ‘yeh hasten wadiya, yeh khula aasman,’ what comes to your mind? We directly go to Kashmir. The gorgeous houseboats on the Dal Lake and those surreal landscapes. We cannot wait to get back to this marvel of nature.
If you also cannot wait to get back to the Kashmir ki wadiya, there is some good news for you. The heaven on Earth started welcoming tourists from today (July 14). You can read that again. Jammu and Kashmir is open for tourists now. The union territory has been in lockdown for quite a few months in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
But of course, it is not that simple. Just like other places in India welcoming domestic tourists, there are some rules, regulations and protocols in place that need to be followed before entering the borders of this union territory.
Protocols to be followed before entering Kashmir
This is also being called as the partial opening of the tourism sector as only the tourist coming via air are allowed to enter.
Before flying to Jammu and Kashmir, you need to have a prior booking of a hotel for the duration of your stay and that is not all. You should also have your return ticket pre-booked.
All travellers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
All transportation bookings including taxis from the airport will have to be made prior either with the help of the hotel or travel agents.
Visitors over 65 years of age should avoid coming to J&K for a holiday.
Every visitor should also have the Aarogya Setu app installed in their phones.
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