Char Dham Yatra guideline: COVID 19 tests no more compulsory
New Delhi : Char Dham Yatra is all set to begin from May 3, and the devotees have been asked to make an online registration in advance. The Uttarakhand government has issued the first instructions, in which the mandatory rule of coronavirus test has also been removed.
The decision has been taken in a meeting chaired by CM Pushkar Singh Dhami. Till date, there is no mandatory rule of carrying the negative RT-PCR report for the devotees.
It must be noted that there is mandatory rule of making an online registration on the official website operated by the Tourism Department for Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand.
The new guidelines have been issued at a time when the number of coronavirus cases have been increasing in Uttarakhand. On April 21, the state had reported 44 cases while this daily count jumped to 89 on April 28.
The Uttarakhand Char Dham Yatra begins with the opening of the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples in the Uttarkashi district. Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district opens on May 6 and Badrinath in Chamoli district on May 8.