Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines: COVID-19 Test Mandatory For Delhiites, Read on to Know More

Last week around 1000 people were tested for COVID-19 at the Dehradun border and 29 among them came positive. State reports state that 25 among the patients were from Delhi-NCR.

Published: November 28, 2020 11:37 AM IST

By India.com Lifestyle Staff | Edited by Juhi Kumari

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Considering the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Uttarakhand has made novel coronavirus tests mandatory for Delhiites. Anyone who is coming to Uttarakhand from the national capital will have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun.

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The decision has been taken by Dehradun Health Department to reduce the risk of the spread of the deadly disease in Uttarakhand. Reportedly, the tests will be conducted not only at the airport but at the railway station, and the Asharodi check post in Dehradun too. Dehradun Health Department has also informed that the COVID-19 testing at the border is free of charge. But, tourists may have to pay the charges in the coming days.

Notably, last week around 1000 people were tested for COVID-19 at the Dehradun border and 29 among them came positive. State reports state that 25 among the patients were from Delhi-NCR.

The data is concerning enough and therefore, this precautionary measure is essential currently as this is the time of the year when a great number of tourists visit Uttarakhand. Their safety and prevention of any uncontrollable health situation are of utmost priority for the Uttarakhand government.

According to Dr. RK Dixit, District Surveillance Officer, Dehradun, a significant number of people from Delhi have moved to Uttarakhand, especially Dehradun in the last two weeks for a wedding, short vacations, etc. That is why it is important to test them before they visit different locations in the state and spread the virus.

Keeping safety into consideration, random COVID-19 sampling for people coming from Delhi is being done in Haridwar. Even officials in Nainital are also thinking to start COVID-19 testing at its border. The decision will be taken by the district administration soon.

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Published Date: November 28, 2020 11:37 AM IST