Mandatory RAT test for tourists on arrival in Leh irrespective of negative RT-PCR report.#Ladakh #Kargil #Leh #discoveryourself @timesofindia @oltraveller @htTweets @timestravel @ddnewsladakh @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @PBLadakh @DC_Leh_Official @DvCom_Secretary pic.twitter.com/tvhMcat8fS— Ladakh Tourism (@utladakhtourism) May 21, 2021
One of the popular tourist destination in India, Ladakh which is located in the serene Himalayan range is now open to tourism however, according to recent developments, the tourism of Ladakh has said that tourists who want to visit the beautiful Ladakh need to provide negative RT-PCR report as it has been made mandatory. Apart from that, tourists should also undertake Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) when they arrive at the UT.
Speaking about this on Twitter, the Ladakh Tourism board said, “The change in guidelines isn’t expected to cause any inconvenience to passengers. Those traveling by road or via air must, in addition to a negative COVID-19 test report, undergo rapid antigen testing on arrival in the Union Territory”
Apart from that, the tourism board has also asked tourists to follow certain rules:
- You will be sent to a nearby quarantine center upon arrival to Ladakh.
- A negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory which should not be more than 96 hours old.
- One needs to undergo RAT upon arrival.
- If tested positive, the tourist will be isolated in a nearby quarantine center.
Starting this year, Pangong Tso in Ladakh was reopened to tourists after it was closed due to a clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers last year June 2020 where the lake was said to be out of boundary. However, now the tourism board has reopened it and will issue inner line permits to visit the lake.