Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Guideline Covid-19 2020

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Guidelines for tourists in Jammu Kashmir after locakdown due to coivd-19.

 

Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) will open in a phased manner from July 14. A set of guidelines issued by the government of the Union Territory of J&K on Sunday 12th July  confirmed the fact and shed some light on the rules that need to be followed for the entry of tourists in the first phase.

"In view of the COVID-19 related measures, it is felt imperative to put in place a protocol to be followed by the tourists as well as the persons/authorities engaged in the hospitality sector," the government order stated.

In this phase, there will be a partial opening of the tourism sector for external visitors from outside J&K, limited to tourists arriving by air only All incoming tourists must have confirmed hotel bookings for the duration of their stay.  All tourists must have confirmed return air tickets.  

There  shall be compulsory RTPCR tests for tourists on arrival.  

Taxis or transport facilities need to be pre-booked via the hotel/ Local Travel Agent, for which the J&K Tourism Department will detail procedures on its website.  

Persons above the age of 65 should avoid coming on a tourism holiday.

Till the RTPCR test results show negative for COVID-19, the tourist will not be permitted to leave the hotel where the booking has been made. Test results usually arrive within 24 hours.  

If a tourist brings COVID-19 negative report from the point of their departure, they will not be required to remain isolated in their hotels. However, RTPCR testing shall still take place.  

Tourists testing positive shall be sent to a medical facility as per protocol.  

Here are the Guideline: 

  1. All tourists willing to visit the UT need to have confirmed hotel bookings for the duration of their stay.
  2. All tourists also need to have confirmed return air tickets to any place outside J&K.
  3. All tourists have to undergo compulsory RTPCR testing on arrival.
  4. Tourists have to pre-book taxis /transport facility through Hotel / Travel Agency/ Housboat for which procedures will be put in place by Tourism department.
  5. Tourists above the age of 65 should not visit the Valley.
  6. All tourists need to have the Aarogya Setu app installed on their phones and check for 'safe' status at the time of arrival.

Arrival: 

Travel Agents / Hotel/ Houseboat Shall provide Pickup facility from Srinagar Airport for there tourists/ Guests. Prescribed socal distancing norms shall be followed everywhere during transportion. 

Departure :

The Hotel/ Houseboat or the Travel agent will arrange transportation for the tourist to the Airport for there departure from Jammu and Kashmir.

Note : All Vehicles should be Sanitized after departure.

Kashmir Safe Hotel List : 

Yet to come

FAQ:

Q1. Can We Book a Taxi/ Cab at Srinagar Airport.?

Ans: No. As per New Guidelines by Jammu and Kashmir Government you have to pre Book your Taxi/ Cab from your Hotel or Travel Agent.

Q2. Can you cancel a hotel reservation and get your money back?

Ans: Yes As per Hotel, Houseboat or Travel Agent Cancellation police.

Q3. How to Book Hotel or Cab in Kashmir as per new Tourism Guideline? 

Ans: Its Very easy contact Reg. Travel Agent in kashmir Like Online Holidays Srinagar Regestration should be done by JK Toursim.



 

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