Guidelines for inter-state travel to Uttarakhand

With the Uttarakhand government announcing total weekend shutdown in four districts of the state, here are the guidelines which you must know.

The districts that will have weekend shutdown are Dehradun, Nainital, Haridwar, and Uddham Singh Nagar.

The guidelines:

1. All inbound persons, regardless of mode of travel, have to mandatorily register themselves on the Smart City web portal The registration documents shall necessarily be verified at state borders.

2. All inbound asymptomtic persons, who have undergone a RT-PCR Test from an ICMR-authorised lab not earlier than 72 hours from the time of arrival, and have tested COVID-19 negative, can enter without any restrictions. They also don’t need to undergo quarantine.

3. For those who have not undergone a test, not more than 1,500 people will be allowed to enter the state (excluding those coming by trains or flights). In exceptional circumstances, DMs can issue around 50 special permits.

4. In the four districts where weekend lockdown has been announced, the following have been exempted: essential services (including chemists, milk booths, grocery shops, petrol pumps, liquor shops, hotels etc.), movements of those associated with these activities, movements of goods on national and state highways.

5. Movement of passengers disembarking at bus stations, railway stations and airport has also been exempted. Also, agricultural and construction activities, industrial units can continue operations.

6. All government, semi-government and private offices, markets, malls, private buses, three-wheeler services will remain closed.