The second wave of Coronavirus wreaked havoc on India's travel and tourist industry, which had been on the mend in the early months of 2021. The second wave of COVID-19 had a significant impact on the travel industry's revival. In June, as COVID-19 cases in India begin to decline and the vaccine campaign is in full force, states and neighboring countries are finally welcoming visitors.
Traveling in these conditions is still not safe and we recommend that one should avoid it as much as possible. However, if you are looking for a getaway, now or even in the future, this list is the one for you. These places are beautiful and are perfect for tourists. We have also listed down some basic COVID 19 restrictions and protocols you should keep in mind while traveling to these places.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is one of India's Seven Sisters, featuring stunning mountains and amazing monasteries. It is home to the Dawn-Lit Mountains. The place is no less than a Heaven on Earth, with diverse flora and fauna, and is surrounded on all sides by China, Burma, Bhutan, and Assam.
The state is gradually reopening for travelers after being closed for a long time. While many of you may already be planning a vacation to the region, our post-covid travel guide to Northeast India will provide you with all the information you need to organize your trip to the region.
- Only tourists with pre-booked tickets will be permitted, according to the rules.
- All ground handling and tourist transportation services, including pick-up and drop-off, will be arranged through local tour/agent operators.
- Visitors, including tour guides and drivers, must download the Aarogya Setu app.
- Visitors will need to produce four additional documents, including tour itineraries and vehicle data, covid-19 certificate, tour booking slips, and details of the guide and driver because an Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required to visit the state.
- According to a government announcement, travelers must have a valid COVID-19 negative certificate (RTPCR or True NAT test) no more than 72 hours previous to the date of arrival.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Want to just pack your belongings and flee somewhere, but aren't sure where to go? Let us point you north, to Himachal Pradesh, a state with so much natural beauty that you'll want to stay there forever.
- Tourists visiting Himachal face no limitations, however, they must register online to obtain a Covid e-pass.
- Social distance and other Covid-19 principles are severely enforced by traffic cops in tourist areas. Those who are caught without masks will be punished.
- The administration has lifted the restriction on anyone entering the state if they get an RT-PCR negative report.
How to apply for Covid e-pass
- Visit the Himachal Pradesh state government's e-pass website at covid19epass.hp.gov.in.
- Select the icon that says "Apply for an e-pass."
- Choose a request type from the drop-down menu: When you visit Himachal Pradesh, Leaving and returning to Himachal Pradesh (within 72 hours), Crossing interstate barriers inside a state
- Fill out the form and submit your movement information.
- You must upload proof of identification, preferably an Aadhar Card.
- You will receive an SMS after your application has been approved.
- Download the e-pass
Coorg is often known as the "Scotland of India." This stunning hill station in Karnataka is ideal for a romantic getaway. Abbey Falls, huge stretches of coffee and tea plantations, and peaceful rivers are simply the icing on the cake. This beautiful region is a sanctuary for all types of visitors. From foodies and adventurers to nature lovers and photographers, there's something for everyone. Immerse yourself in this tourist destination's unique culture and explore the city like a local. Kannur, the nearest airport to Coorg, is only 90 kilometers distant.
- Regardless of the mode of transportation, the state government has made it essential to register on the Seva Sindhu Portal.
- At all state entry and departure locations, thermal screens are required.
- While traveling to Karnataka, interstate travelers are no longer subjected to mandatory institutional quarantine, a quarantine stamp on the hand, or the submission of an application.
- For those from outside the state to enter, Karnataka has recently announced that a necessary negative RT-PCR report will be required.
Meghalaya is one of the most attractive states in the Northeast, surrounded by magnificent natural beauty. The region is undiscovered and undiscovered by tourists, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and satisfy your inner zen with spectacular vistas of mountains and waterfalls, as well as the calm and peace of the surroundings. The government of Meghalaya has chosen to reopen the state to tourists, following the lead of many other northeastern states. If you are considering a trip to Northeast India anytime soon, this post-covid travel guide will provide you with extensive information on everything you need to know.
- Tourists who want to visit Meghalaya must first register on the Meghalaya Tourism App and then generate an e-invite for the proposed visit.
- Meghalaya Tourism's website also has an e-invite generator.
- A valid photo ID card, as well as those of other passengers in the group, must be submitted to the app. Each member of a party traveling together can send out one E-invite.
- For the E-invite to be generated, you must book at least a two-night stay for the first two nights and declare your entire itinerary.
Kannur, also known as Cannanore, is a district in Kerala's northwestern region recognized for its lively culture and heritage. The region, which is bordered by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, is rich in natural beauty and cultural traditions. This district served as a cultural, religious, and commercial center for the Malabar region in ancient times. Kannur's vibrant culture is the result of various empires vying for control of this land.
- In places where the COVID test positivity rate (TPR) is less than 8%, Kerala police have released rules allowing commuters to move freely.
- Travelers do not need a pass to travel to and from sites where restrictions are loosened (when TPR is less than 8%) or where partial lockdown exists. However, passengers should bring the completed self-affidavit with them.
- On weekends, the state will remain in complete lockdown.
- All passengers traveling to Kerala must have an RT-PCR negative report within 72 hours of their arrival. The RT-PCR timeline begins when the swab is taken.