COVID-19: Nearly 4,000 vehicles returned from Mussoorie, Nainital

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DIG Nilesh Anand Bharane (Image tweeted by @ANI)
DIG Nilesh Anand Bharane (Image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : In a recent update, Uttarakhand Police has returned more than 4,000 tourist vehicles from borders at Mussoorie and Nainital after they were found lacking with essential documents to enter the state.

Negative RT-PCR report, along with E-pass and confirmed hotel booking has been made mandatory for tourists to enter Uttarakhand.

"Notice of carrying RTPCR negative report, registration on online portal and prior hotel booking was issued for tourists coming here. Around 4,000 vehicles each were sent back from Mussorie and Nainital during this weekend,", said Nilesh Anand Bharane, DIG, Uttarakhand.

The guidelines for traveling to Uttarakhand was recently updated after videos of tourists flouting covid protocols went viral on social media.

Several tourists were seen bathing at Kempty fall without maintaining social distance and wearing mandatory masks.

Despite this, long queues of vehicles were seen choking the streets of Mussoorie town on Saturday.

"We came here to enjoy ourselves with family but due to heavy traffic, we have wasted a lot of time here in the car," a tourist was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.