Bringing much enthusiasm and hope to the travel and tourism sector, the state tourism department has decided to throw its doors open to travellers. After months of remaining in lockdown following the spread of COVID-19, the tourism spots are being thrown open in two phases to travellers following strict COVID-19 protocols. All tourist destinations in the state except beaches will remain open to visitors from October 12, 2020. Destinations which have no controlled access such as beach destinations will be open to travellers in the second phase, from November 1, 2020.
The tourist destinations will henceforth be open to domestic tourists as well as other visitors. The first phase will see the reopening of hill stations, backwater destinations, adventure tourism centres, boating facilities and so on. Specific protocols, check measures and access control measures will be followed at all the destinations. Strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols will be followed at all destinations including social distancing norms, disinfection, mandatory thermal screening of visitors and other safety parameters.
The opening up of the tourism activities has infused much momentum into the sector which was deeply hit following the COVID-19 spread. All the tourist destinations in the state remained closed for over six months to check the spread of the novel corona virus.
Here is what the travellers need to know.
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