Uttarakhand Bans Entry of Tourists until Further Orders

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare, Home, Medical Education and Housing, Uttarakhand banned entry of both domestic and foreign tourists in the State till further orders.

The ban has been introduced under the Uttarakhand Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 created as per the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

The department order dated March 19, 2020 states that administrative control of the accommodations/properties managed by the Department of Tourism, K.M.V.N, and /or G.M.V.N temporarily may be transferred to the district magistrates of the respective districts to meet the COVID-19 challenges.