- Due to the large number of tourists visiting Nainital, police have increased their checks and are severely enforcing COVID-related guidelines.
- On Sunday, around 10,000 tourists arrived in Nainital, but the authorities only allowed those who had a negative report of Covid-19 test and proof of hotel reservations.
- CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, has also set a 50% occupancy cap in hotels in Nainital, Mussoorie, Dehradun, and other tourist destinations.
The Uttarakhand government has asked Nainital police to intensify checking on the weekends, as the city sees a large influx of tourists.
In addition, Uttarakhand’s newly appointed chief minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, has set a 50% occupancy cap in hotels in Nainital, Mussoorie, Dehradun, and other tourist destinations.
On Sunday, around 10,000 tourists arrived in Nainital, but the police only allowed those with a negative Covid-19 test report and proof of hotel reservations.
Dhiraj Singh Garbyal, the District Magistrate of Nainital, recently issued new measures to ensure that all tourists adhere to the Covid guidelines.
Tourists visiting Nainital will be required to register on the Smart City Portal and provide a negative Covid test report that is no more than 72 hours old, according to the DM’s directive. Apart from that, travellers will be required to show proof of hotel reservation. Tourists would be able to enter Nainital only after that.
Tourists entering the lake city during the day on weekends has been prohibited, according to police officials in Nainital. Tourists staying in hotels, on the other hand, are not subject to any restrictions.
Tourists have been flocking to hill stations as the summer has hit the plains, with the second wave of Covid-19 seeing a considerable drop in the country, despite tourists’ gross violations of Covid appropriate behaviour being blamed in several places.
Tourists have been flocking to popular tourist destinations like as Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nainital, Haridwar, and Rishikesh in considerable numbers in recent days.
Tourists are being stopped on the approach to Mussoorie at Kuthal Gate to see if they are registered on the smart city site and have a negative Covid test report.
All day in Mussoorie, recorded messages urging people to adopt Covid suitable behaviour are being broadcast.
Fines are also imposed on those who break the rules. The Uttarakhand government only allowed 50 tourists to the waterfall last week, and they were only allowed to stay for 30 minutes. After a video showing tourists breaking Covid rules in Mussoorie’s Kempty Falls went viral, the decision was made.