Mumbai: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Wednesday that COVID-19 negative certificates will not be required to enter the state.
Talking to reporters, Thakur said that the move would revive the state’s economy as more tourists would now be able to visit Himachal Pradesh.
“Now that the state has opened its borders, no registration will be required to enter and exit the state. The tourism business will open up after this and it will help revive the region’s economy. During the monsoon season, tourism will start. Since the monsoon, tourists have started arriving here, “he said.
Thakur further appealed to everyone to follow coronavirus related safety protocols and norms.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday allowed inter-state travel without e-pass after closing the borders for more than five months due to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the state cabinet has so far decided not to resume inter-state transport buses.
Meanwhile, the state on Wednesday registered 76 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total positive cases in Himachal to 10,411. Of the total cases, 3,875 cases are active. While 6,481 recoveries have been reported, the death toll is 89.