Meghalaya closes the doors to the tourists due to rise of COVID-19 cases

 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 

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As cases of COVID-19 rise in India, states have been implementing new rules and guidelines. Meghalaya too has done the same, and has banned the entry of tourists from April 23 onwards. Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma arrived at this decision after reviewing the situation at hand in the state. This means that you will not be able to travel to your favourite destination in the beautiful hill state.

Sangma announced this in a tweet saying that Meghalaya will close its doors to tourists from outside the state from April 23, 2021. However, local tourism will continue. So if you are from the state of Meghalaya, you can still go around within the state, and have a good time. But be sure to follow all COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing masks, and social distancing.

Meghalaya will close its doors to tourists from outside the state from 23rd April 2021 however, local tourism will continue. There will also be closure in tourist locations that have high tourist footfall. The time frame of RT-PCR tests will be reduced from 72 to 48 hrs.

Sangma further stated that those tourist destinations with a lot of footfall will be closed for the time being, while the RT-PCR test report’s time frame has been reduced to 48 hours from 72.

The state has also gone ahead with the closure of schools for two weeks, up until May 4.

Meghalaya’s biggest tourist draws are Shillong, Cherrapunji, Dawki, among others. It is also home to the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong. Visiting all of these fantastic places will not be possible for the next few days till the COVID situation gets better. Even after it does get better, tourists should be travelling with caution.

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