Meghalaya to reopen for tourism from September 1

30 Aug 2021 by Business Traveller India
Meghalaya tea estate

Meghalaya will reopen for tourism from September 1, 2021.

Tourists who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the state.

Those who are not vaccinated or have taken only a single dose will have to produce a negative RT-PCR (TrueNAT or CBNAAT report) which should be valid for no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival at the entry point, states an official circular by the state’s tourism board.

The RAT Negative Test is not valid for travellers who are entering the state.

Tourists are required to register on the Meghalaya Tourism App and generate an e-invite for the proposed itinerary.  A valid Photo ID card needs to be uploaded on the app including that of other members who are travelling in the group. Members travelling together can register and generate one e-invite.

It is mandatory to book at least one night’s stay (either hotel/homestay/guest house) for the first night and a declaration of the complete itinerary for the e-invite to be generated. If you are staying with any family or friend in Meghalaya, then you need to declare the full address and contact details of them and the complete itinerary for the e-invite needs to be generated.

E-invite should be presented at the entry checkpoints along with a Covid negative certificate.

Meghalaya’s tourism board said in an official release, “All tourist spots will open as per carrying capacity limits and subject to opening permission given by respective deputy commissioners/sub-divisional officers (Civil) of the districts/sub-divisions.

“Tourists (domestic, international and local) can access the tourist spots, restaurants, cafes and bars if they are either fully vaccinated or vaccinated with a single dose.”

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