Travel Guidelines for Ladakh
1. Ladakh Travel Rules:
The Udnion Territory of Ladakh has issued fresh COVID guidelines for travellers. The official Instagram page of Ladakh Tourism has notified travellers through a post regarding the same. Ladakh is one of the most important destinations for tourists in the country, and with this latest post, travellers will have an idea of what to expect when travelling to the Union Territory starting March 1, 2022.
2. COVID Test Rule:
Passengers are advised to get tested for COVID-19 when travelling to Ladakh. This applies for both land and air travellers. The COVID-19 test should not be older than 72 hours. Passengers who are unable to produce a valid COVID-19 test report that is not older than 72 hours, will have to take an RT-PCR test as mandated by the UT administration. Anyone found positive will have to quarantine at a quarantine facility.
3. For Vaccinated Travellers:
The above rule of COVID negative certificate not older than 72 hours however does not apply to travellers who have received the double vaccination. But such travellers must not have any COVID symptoms. You must ensure that you have received a double dose of vaccine as approved by the central administrative bodies of India. The notice also says that any fraudulent certificate will be strictly dealt with.
4. Arogya Setu App:
Any traveller declared suspects on the Arogya Setu app will have to go under home quarantine for seven days. If such persons have any symptoms, they are required to inform the District Surveillance Officer of the particular district. Following a test, if the report shows up to be negative, they will have to go into home quarantine along with other family members.The UT administration of Ladakh has also mentioned that any person with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated by the District Administration, along with their contacts. This rule will stand for everyone irrespective of their mode of transportation.
5. Rules for Hotels:
Hotels have been informed to follow the SOP as issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Hotels and guest houses will have to maintain the entire travel history of their guests, and also ensure daily screening. Social distancing must be maintained at all times, and the availability of hand sanitizers must be commonplace.