Meghalaya opens its borders for tourists starting September 1

Published on : Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The government of Meghalaya has announced that it will reopen its borders for tourists starting September 1, 2021. This decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held in Shillong. The Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the tourist attractions in the state will reopen again in September.


Sangma said, “Meghalaya will restart its tourism (sector) from 1st September 2021 with the following protocols: Fully vaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit the state for tourism-related purposes from 1st September 2021. Tourists who are vaccinated with a single dose will have to produce a negative RT-PCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT report valid only if they have tested within 72 hrs prior to their arrival at the entry point.”

The Meghalaya government said that people who are fully vaccinated and even if not fully vaccinated, a negative RT PCR report is a must. The test should not be older than 72 hours before visit. Travelers will also have to share their hotel details along with other itineraries to the authorities.

Public parks like Ward’s Lake and Lady Hydari Park in the state recently reopened for vaccinated visitors only. Religious places were opened on August 21 and several sports activities were permitted to reopen maintaining the SOPs laid down by the Sports & Youth Affairs Department for Resumption of Recreational and Competitive Sports.

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