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Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Latest COVID-19 Guidelines

Latest COVID-19 guidelines from Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Latest COVID-19 Guidelines

The deadly second wave of COVID-19 has started subsiding and cases are sharply falling. To allow the movement of people and attract tourists, both Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments have relaxed their travel restrictions.

Himachal Pradesh

  • A negative RT-PCR test report is no more required to enter the state
  • E-Pass is mandatory for passengers travelling. You can get your ePass from here
  • Section 144 has been lifted in the state
  • Shops in the state can remain open from 9 am to 5 pm from June 14 onwards
  • Shops will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays
  • The 5 PM - 5 AM Covid curfew will remain in place
  • The swimming pools, auditoriums and assembly halls in the hotels shall remain closed
  • Tourists are expected to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks all the time and maintaining social distancing

Official Circular


  • The tourists coming from other states have to show their RT-PCR negative report not older than 72 hours on arrival
  • The state is under lockdown till June 22
  • Only small shops and markets are open from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Hotels, restaurants and resorts are not yet allowed to reopen
  • People coming from outside the state have to compulsorily register on Smart City’s web portal: http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in
View from Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is rapid antigen test accepted for travelling?

No. Official guidelines require a negative RT-PCR test as of now. You can get an antigen test done, but its acceptance will depend on the checkpoint personnel and they can allow/disallow at their will. So, it is better to follow official guidelines

Q. Can I travel if I am fully vaccinated?

There is no scientific evidence that a fully vaccinated person cannot spread infection. Thus, as of now, a fully vaccinated person is not exempted from any restrictions, including, wearing masks and getting a test done.

Q. Do I need to have Arogya Setu app installed?

Yes. You are required to have the Arogya Setu app installed and its status should say You are safe.

Q. Will I be quarantined if I test positive after entering the state?

Yes. You will be institutionally quarantined if you test positive after entering the state.