Sikkim welcomes tourist without COVID-19 negative

Sikkim welcomes tourist without COVID-19 negative


Sikkim issues travel card for tourists entering the state.

The travel card can be obtained from Sikkim Tourism's web portal

Travel Cards are compulsory for entry into Sikkim from Rangpo or Melli check post.

A single card will be issued per group and there's no limit in how many people would be in the group.

"Around 75 cards have been generated till October 7, these cards do not mean that 75 tourists are coming but rather over 150 tourists coming.

One card will suffice for a family or a group." State Tourism Department.

Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation chairman Lukendra Rasaily also said, "The decision to include the COVID

negative certificate seemed to be an expensive affair for the tourists coming to Sikkim.

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Further, the showing of COVID negative certificates in Rangpo and Melli Checkpost seemed to be a tedious task even for the authorities there.

It would be difficult to check every certificate, when the numbers would range in thousands later. Better than that,

the option would be village monitoring at where the tourists would reach.

We are requesting panchayats to do the same, as tourism stakeholders in Sikkim have been out of business throughout the year with zero income".

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Oct 09, 2020