Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines 2024

Travel Guidelines by Uttarakhand Government for Tourists

Kindly go through the Uttarakhand travel guidelines that are needed to follow in accordance with your travel to the state.  Uttarakhand Government has opened its borders with certain mandatory guidelines to follow, kindly go through the Travel Booking Guidelines shared below.

No Travel Restrictions in Uttarakhand: 2023

There are no travel restrictions related to Covid. However, the pilgrims coming for Char Dham Yatra or any of the temples under Char Dhams are required to register on the Uttarakhand goverment's tourism care portal.
Date: 29 Mar 2023

Uttarakhand Travel Update: No Travel Restrictions in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand government has lifted night curfew after over one-and-a-half months and allowed various other economic activities to resume fully. Hotels, restaurants and dhabas can also open for dining with their full capacity

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Uttarakhand Guidelines News and Updates

Uttarakhand Update: Night Curfew Lifted, No Covid Travel Restrictions

The Uttarakhand government has lifted night curfew after over one-and-a-half months and allowed various other economic activities to resume fully. Hotels, restaurants and dhabas can also open for dining with their full capacity

Date: 16 Feb 2022

New Covid Guidelines as on 8 Jan 2022

  • Covid-curfew in Uttarakhand will be from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • Markets will be open from 6:00 am to night.
  • Gym, shopping, mall, cinema hall, spa salon, amusement park, theater auditorium all have 50 percent capacity.
  • Swimming pool, water park will remain closed till January 16.
  • Training of players will be done with 50 percent in sports institutes, stadiums, playgrounds.
  • Public functions, entertainment, educational, cultural etc. activities are not allowed till January 16.
  • Permission for persons to participate in marriage, marriage and funeral procession according to 50 percent capacity.
  • Political rally, sit-in demonstration not allowed till January 16.
  • Hotels, restaurants, eateries, dhabas are allowed to open with only 50% capacity, home delivery will be encouraged.
  • The conference hall, spa and gym in the hotel are allowed to be used with 50 percent capacity in compliance with the Covid-protocol.
  • Schools, Anganwadi centers and all educational institutions till class 12th will remain closed till January 16.
  • People coming from outside the states are allowed to come to Uttarakhand only as per the Covid-negative report of 72 hours ago if both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine are not available.

Date: 8 Jan 2022

Alert! Uttarakhand bans poll rallies, shuts schools till January 16

With increasing cases of Covid, some new guidelines has been announced. All anganwadi centres and schools up to Class XII would remain closed in the state till January 16 and only online classes will be held. All political rallies and protests have been restricted in Uttarakhand.

Date: 8 Jan 2022

RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test report or Covid Vaccination Certificate of both doses is mandatory for people coming from other states to Uttarakhand due to Omicron Virus

6 Jan 2022

Weather Alert - Heavy Snowfall and Rain is predicted on first week of Dec in higher regions of Uttarakhand

Heavy snowfall is likely to occur at high altitude places in Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts of Uttarakhand on December 2, as per regional meteorological centre. The foothills regions are likely to receive light-to-moderate rainfall on December 2 and 3.

28 Nov 2021

Covid restrictions in Uttarakhand has been extended till 19 November 2021 (morning)

19 Oct 2021

Char Dham Yatra halted due to Heavy Rains Red Alert for 17 and 18 Oct

Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand districts, The char dham yatra has been halted and tourists are being stopped to go further from different check points. The yatra shall remain closed till 18 Oct, after that it will be resumed if weather forecast seems to improve.

17 Oct 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 19 Oct (morning)

4 Oct 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 17 Aug (morning)

All the previous restrictions in Uttarakhand will remain the same.

9 Aug 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 10 Aug (morning)

All the previous restrictions in Uttarakhand will remain the same.

3 Aug 2021

Only Hemkund Trek is Open, Temple and Gurudwara is Closed

Check out the complete Important Travel Advisory for Lokpal Hemkund Trek Route.

30 July 2021

Uttarakhand High Court has put an Stay on the opening of Char Dham Yatra till 18 August

Char Dham Yatra will remain closed for time being

29 July 2021

Covid curfew has been extended for another week till 4 Aug (morning)

All restrictions have been lifted except the night curfew. Uttarakhand Local People traveling from one place to another within Uttarakhand will no longer be required to carry a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report

27 July 2021

Weather Alert: Extremely heavy rain predicted in 7 districts of Uttarakhand

The meteorological department has predicted extremely heavy rain in the state for the next seven days. Seven districts have been asked to stay on high alert are Uttarakashi, Tehri Garhwal, Dehradun and Pauri from Garhwal Region and Pithoragarh, Bageshwar and Nainital from Kumaon division.

27 July 2021

Covid curfew will be extended for another week till 27 July

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the ongoing Covid curfew in the state by another week with further relaxations. Covid Vaccinations Report (both doses, minimum 15 days ago) will be required to enter Uttarakhand from Airport, Railway Stations and at borders.  If travellers are not vaccinated with both doses then it is mandatory to bring RT-PCR / TrueNat / CBNAAT / RAT  Covid-negative test report not later than 72 Hours, while entering Uttarakhand. 

Uttarakhand Local People traveling from one place to another within Uttarakhand will no longer be required to carry a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report

19 July 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 20 July

Uttarakhand Covid Restrictions: As per the new guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government the Covid curfew extended till 20 July 2021 (morning) with some relaxations as well.

13 July 2021

Uttarakhand cuts hotel occupancy to 50% in Dehradun and Nainital

50% occupancy capping in Nainital Hotels, Dehradun hotels. Challans are being issued to those who are not wearing masks.

12 July 2021

4000 vehicles were sent back from Mussoorie and Nainital

Around 4000 vehicles that were on their way to Mussoorie and Nainital were sent back by Uttarakhand Police last weekend, as most of them were not carrying their Covid Report or did not have any hotel bookings as well.

12 July  June 2021

Proof of hotel bookings is mandatory for tourists along with RT-PCR Negative Report and Registration

Uttarakhand Police has set up additional checkpoints and barricades on the roads that lead to famous tourist spots in the state.

11 July  2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 13 July

Uttarakhand Covid Restrictions: As per the new guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government the Covid curfew extended till 13 July 2021 (morning) with some relaxations as well.

6 July 2021

Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is now opened for tourists with Covid Guidelines from 1st July

Valley of Flowers Trek and other trekking destinations in Uttarakhand like Dodital, Dayara Bugyal, Gaumukh, Tapovan, Kedarkantha, Har ki Dun and Kedartal are open from 1 July 2021.

Tourists must have Covid negative RT-PCR report and follow all the COVID-19 protocols let by Uttarakhand Government. Check Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines.

30 June 2021

Uttarakhand High Court has put an Stay on the opening of Char Dham Yatra from 1st July

29 June 2021

Char Dham Yatra will be started in two phases

From July 1, the Char Dham temples will be opened for locals from the three districts - Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi for Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri & Yamunotri respectively (where the four Himalayan shrines are located). 

In second phase beginning July 11, the yatra will be opened for people across the state. Later it will be opened for All India tourists and pilgrims.

21 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 29 June

Uttarakhand COVID Restrictions: As per the new guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government, the covid curfew has been extended till 29 June 2021 with some relaxations.

20 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 1 June

Uttarakhand Government has extended the curfew from 25 May to 1 June 2021.

24 May 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 25 May

Uttarakhand Government has extended the curfew from 18 May to 25 May 2021.

18 May 2021

New orders and guidelines of Curfew in Uttarakhand

Utttarakhand government extended the Curfew in Uttarakhand till 10 May 2021 and launch new guidelines for this. All the public and private transport are restricted in Uttarakhand.

06 May 2021

Postponement of Chardham Yatra welcome

Vinod Dimri Sriram, president of Badrinath Dimri Religious Central Panchayat, welcomed the decision of the state government to postpone the Chardham Yatra. The said devotees will get an opportunity to have darshan of Lord Badarivishal when the condition of corona infection is normal.

04 May 2021

The doors of the Char Dham will open in a symbolic form

The doors of the Chardham will be opened on the scheduled dates but in symbolic form. In the Char Dhams, the Covid-19 protocol will be fully followed. Gates of Chardhams will open in a symbolic manner on predetermined dates and traditionally the puja Archana will continue. But no devotees will be allowed to visit Chardham Yatra.

04 May 2021 

New rules and restrictions for the prevention of the second wave of Corona Virus infection

15 April 2021

50,000 Covid Tests to be conducted daily in Haridwar, ordered Uttarakhand High Court

The High Court has ordered the state government to conduct 50,000 Covid19 tests daily in Haridwar during the Maha Kumbh Mela period. The High Court has also ordered to make it mandatory to bring a negative RTPCR report to visit Maha Kumbh Mela from 01 Apr - 30 Apr 2021.

31 March 2021

Advisory to be followed to enter Uttarakhand state from 1 April 2021 onwards

Advisory for traveling to Uttarakhand
Advisory for traveling to Uttarakhand

From 1 April travellers need to carry negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours

Uttarakhand Government orders, travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan state needs to carry negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.

30 March 2021

Uttarakhand government orders, People not wearing a mask will be fined

After increasing rate of corona cases in Uttarakhand, State government order to take fine from the people who are not wearing mask to control the virus.

25 March 2021

Corona guidelines will be strictly followed in Kumbh Mela

Due to increasing infection rate, the State Government has given instructions to the District Magistrates to strictly follow the Corona guidelines in Mahakumbh in Haridwar.

23 March 2021

Corona Check-up again at Doon's Border-Airport from Today

23 February 2021

Now all restrictions are removed for visiting Uttarakhand

03 February 2021

uttarakhand travel restrictions

Corona Report is Compulsory For Holy Bath of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

27 January 2021

corona report for Kumbh Mela

No restrictions on the first holy bath of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

06 January 2021

Know More about:-  Kumbh Mela 2021 Haridwar - Kumbh Mela tour Packages 2021

No Parties on Christmas & New Year in Dehradun and Mussoorie

23 Dec 2020

Dehradun district administration has banned collective celebrations like parties at hotels, bars, restaurants and other public places on Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year to stop the spread of COVID-19. This will affect Dehradun, Mussoorie and partly Rishikesh.

Mandatory Covid test for Tourists coming to Nainital & Mussoorie

9 Dec 2020

The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered mandatory COVID-19 test of tourists visiting Nainital and Mussoorie. In an order dated December 9, Acting Chief Justice Ravi Kumar Malimath and Justice Ravindra Maithani of the high court said tourists visiting the two popular tourist towns be tested for coronavirus at the time of entry.

Mandatory covid test for those coming to Dehradun from Delhi

27 November 2020

The health department in Dehradun has decided to conduct Mandatory COVID test of those arriving from Delhi. The test will take place at the railway station and airport, apart from the Asharodi check post in Dehradun. 29 peoples tested positive in around 1000 random sampling done in the past week at the Doon border. Of these 25 infected individuals are from Delhi-NCR.

Mandatory Travel Guidelines for Tourists planning to visit Uttarakhand:

  • Revised orders have been issued for Unlock 4 in Uttarakhand, which will come into effect from September 21 onwards. Under this, many concessions have been given to those who will be visiting the state.
  • Registration is mandatory for all inbound persons by all modes of transportation, on the Smart City web portal of Dehradun: https://dsclservices.org.in/apply.php , prior to their travel. 
  • All inbound people have to mandatory download Aarogya Setu App. During registration, relevant documents as sought in the registration portal shall be uploaded. 
  • No need to book hotel or homestay for 2 nights.
  • Apart from this, if any tourist is found to be positive for coronavirus, the hotel management will have to inform the district administration about it with immediate effect.
  • It is not mandatory for the tourist to bring Covid-negative test report before check-in in hotel/homestay. However, checks like thermal scanning, sanitization and other prescribed health protocols for hotels and restaurants must be complied with. If so required, the hotel management may frame their own procedure for tourists coming to their hotel.
  • If any tourist is found Covid positive then the hotel management shall intimate the District Administration immediately. District Administration shall make an arrangement for random checks to ensure that compliance of MHA and MoHFW, GOI guidelines by the Hotel Management/Homestay owners.

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Why necessary precautions are mandatory?

Uttarakhand is still in the green zone, the government officials have managed to keep the surge in cases limited even after the migrants return and limited tourism opening for people traveling from other states. As a travel and social endeavor it is our duty to keep it that way.

The local villagers are at a delicate situation as they need to rely on economic stability of tourism industry while staying safe from covid exposure. That is the primary reason why it is still taking them time to convincingly take a suitable decision. Hence both the travelers and organizers must work together to make them feel safe while transiting through village / base of a given trek or destination.

  • For all our bookings we will strictly follow the guidelines issued by government sector and manage all tours with hygiene and caution.
  • We have collaborated with hotels and guides who are following the safety and hygiene guidelines diligently.
  • It goes without question that health facilities aren’t up to the mark in most remote villages of Uttarakhand which are base to treks and offbeat destinations.
  • The safety of such villages who remains unaffected by Covid pandemic, is a responsibility we both are undertaking together.
  • We request you to buy all the essentials with yourself before commencing the travel and avoid visiting local shops for last minute shopping.

Corbett is open for tourists and Safari

Online booking for day visit in Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela, Pakhro, Dhikala, Durgadvei Zone will start from 10 October 2020 and night stay at various rest houses inside Corbett Tiger Reserve will start from 15 October 2020.

  • Testing of all visitor, drivers and guides for temperature using contact-less thermometers be carried out at the entry point. In case of any individual has a temperature higher than normal, he/she will not be allowed for safari.
  • All visitors including drivers and guides shall ensure use of masks and face shields and every vehicle shall have providision for a sanitizer which shall be used at the time of boarding/deboarding/whenever required.
  • No Eco Tourist shall be allowed to disembark with in the tiger reserve
  • Visitors should be aware and shall abide by the latest Guidelines issued by Government of India and Government of Uttarakhand before coming to Jungle Safari to avoid inconvenience.

Date: 10 October 2020

Valley of Flowers open for tourists from 15thAugust

Even though it was announced earlier that Valley of Flowers have opened for tourists, the decision was still speculated as no hotels were open in Ghangaria then. The local travelers were visiting Valley of Flowers from Bhyundar Village and coming down on the same day. But now the good news is that a few hotels have opened up at Ghangaria which will make Valley of Flowers an approachable trek during its final 2 months of opening this year.

August 15 to September 15 is still a best time visit Valley of Flowers National Park and with very limited human footprints this year, the valley if blooming with some rare colorful flowers. We are accepting private trek bookings for Valley of Flowers from August 15thto October 15th. You can check Valley of Flowers Tour Packages.

Soon More will be open by Team eUttaranchal.

eUttaranchal is now open for customized tours and treks

After a long wait of near 6 months and following the government guidelines throughout this phase, we are finally opening with customized tours and treks with limited bookings. 

After following the Covid Pandemic updates during this time it is likely that we must learn to live with it for some time to some. While going for a Himalayan hike is a challenge in itself, we should agree to another challenge, which is adhering to all the guidelines for your and everyone else’s safety while traveling.

Mandatory precautions taken by our Team

  • Tented accommodation on Single / Double Occupancy basis depending upon your preference.
  • No village tours will be conducted as of now to keep the local population unexposed to travellers.
  • Local staff will be equipped with masks, gloves and sanitizers.
  • We will stick to staying in campsite or at our own properties at the base.
  • Social Distancing will be followed between local staff and trekkers
  • Meals will be served in Tents. We won’t be carrying Dining Tents.
  • Trek leaders will give you a demo to cross difficult intersections and trekkers are expected to support each other while traversing such slopes.
  • The guide will be present throughout and will lend a helping hand if extremely necessary. Our guides are experienced and capable to judge the potential of trekkers and take necessary decisions under such circumstances.
  • We will be shuffling local staff on every trek.
  • All sleeping bags and tents will be washed and sanitised after every trek.
  • Basic health checkup will be done of Guides, Cook and Porters before assigning them for the tour.
  • All tours and treks will be totally customized; group treks are on hold at the moment.

Mandatory precautions for the Travellers

  • You need to carry sufficient amount of personal sanitizers, face masks and a personal medical kit during your travel.
  • Trekkers are expected to pack their own sleeping bags, assigned to them.
  • It is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag but not necessary.
  • It is advised to bring your own vehicle or get a local taxi from Uttarakhand during your journey.
  • Do not rely on rental gear and try to buy your own gear well in advance.
  • Trekkers are expected to bring their own set of cutlery and water bottles during the trek.
  • Take extra care of yourself before you go for the Covid Test.
  • Temperature should be normal and oxygen level should be high before commencing the trek from Base Camp.
  • Maintain safe distance of atleast 1-2mtrs from other trekkers.
  • During your journey do not share anything with locals / kids.
  • Also remind them or maintain social distancing if by chance anyone comes near you at the base or during the trek.

It is safe to plan trek from September onwards considering you follow the guidelines and come well prepared. Further changes may be applicable depending upon the COVID-19 safety policies and updated regulations for the travel industry as implemented by the government.

Updated Cancellations Policy

If Trek Bookings get cancelled, then we will issue redeemable vouchers which can be used in future.

Please note that our policies, procedures and changes will be fulfilled in accordance with Government regulations in future. We will keep you informed if any last-minute announcements changes are likely to be implemented. Good news is that with certain guidelines we are now allowed to access to a few heavenly destinations in Uttarakhand to explore.

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