Tourism in Meghalaya is ready to start on September 1st, which is excellent news for residents looking to leave their homes after being limited to the bounds of their locality for the past four months owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
However, upon arrival to the state, one must be either twice vaccinated or present an RTPCR/TruNat/CBNAT negative test report. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced this on Thursday.
Requirements for the tourists
From September 1, 2021, double-vaccinated travelers will be allowed to visit Meghalaya for tourism purposes.
Tourists who have not been vaccinated or who have only had a single dose of vaccination must present a negative RTPCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT report that was obtained within 72 hours of their arrival at the entry point.
Local visitors who are fully vaccinated/vaccinated with a single dose from within the state will be permitted to visit any area in Meghalaya for tourism purposes.
Non-vaccinated local travelers would be required to present a negative RTPCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT report before checking into any hotel or visiting any tourist attraction.
Meghalaya goes digital
Tourists will need to generate an e-invite for admittance to Meghalaya via the Meghalaya Tourism Department’s Meghalaya App.
Tourists from outside the state must additionally schedule at least one night’s stay, either in a hotel, a homestay, or a guest house, and a detailed itinerary must be declared.
Tourists staying as guests of a family or friend in Meghalaya must disclose the family or friend’s full address and contact information.