Itanagar, October 15 : As Arunachal Pradesh opened on Thursday for tourists, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has requested them to follow the 'new normal' Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs).
"Arunachal Pradesh opens today to welcome tourists. Get mesmerised by its beauty and rejuvenated by the purity of its nature. Those who dreamt- its time to explore...!" Arunachal Pradesh CM, Khandu tweeted. "Tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh are requested to follow the new normal SOP," he added.
Only pre-booked package tours, exclusively through local tours operators of the state will be allowed to operate. All tourist transport and ground handling services-including pick upp/drop will be through the authorised local travel agents/tour operators, Government of Arunachal Pradesh stated.
"Protocol for local tour operator: All tourists should possess a valid COVID-19 negative certificate (RTPCRor True NAT test) from ICMR designated laboratory/facility, not more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival," the Notification read.