Safest Places to Travel in India during Covid-19!
A global pandemic hit the world, and here we are, cooped up inside our houses for more than half of the year 2020! We are all probably quarantined in our house and dreaming about when we get back out into the world and be free! We had so many plans to travel the world, explore new places, eat delightful food, and spend some quality time with our loved ones, away from all the hustle-bustle of the cities. But instead, we had to stay at home, maintain social distancing, wash our hands regularly, wear a mask, follow the latest trends like making dalgona coffee, and work! We have been inside for too long now. We all deserve a pleasant, calm, and an exotic vacation! But the question arises: Can we travel for fun in an ongoing pandemic? If yes, then WHERE TO? With the travel guidelines of Unlock 4.0, many states have relaxed the rules and are opened to tourism to revive the tourism economy! If we follow all the safety guidelines properly and travel to safe places, then YES, we can go out and have fun! We recommend traveling to domestic and close to home destinations as COVID is still not gone. Here are the 7 safest places to travel during Covid-19! (while following all the safety regulations)
Goa is the perfect destination for a vacation. You will get a plethora of things to enjoy there, the beaches, the diversity in culture, the exotic seafood, the pocket-friendly markets, and much more. It has always been the perfect getaway for all kinds of travelers in the world; you experience the freedom that no other place can offer! Goa has updated its travel guidelines for the tourists after the state reopened for tourism! Here they are • Only the hotels with maximum safety and hygiene standards are open. • All tourists must fill a self-declaration form. • Quarantine upon arrival is not required according to the latest guidelines. • COVID tests shall be done for symptomatic passengers. • Institutional quarantine is required for symptomatic passengers until the result is available. • Travelers don’t need to carry a Covid-19 report, or E-pass, or register for entering the state. • All tourists must undergo a basic screening process at the entry point.
2. HIMACHAL PRADESH
Himachal Pradesh, a mesmerizing destination where you get to experience dazzling nature and captivating scenery. The view from above the mountains makes you feel like you are at the top of the world. That feeling is unreal and astounding. The Himachal government has now opened its borders for tourism and has relaxed the rules to make it easier for the travelers! New guidelines were issued by the Himachal government which said • You DON’T need an E-pass or registration or a Covid-19 report to visit Himachal Pradesh. • It is a must to have the AarogySetu app on your mobile phones. • 14 days of home quarantine is necessary. • The thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival. • 14 days of institutional quarantine, if travelers are from red zones. • The tourists are advised to follow the guidelines for safe and responsible tourism.
With clear skies, blue water, coral reefs, Lakshadweep is one of the most aesthetic destinations to travel to. This is the only place in India that has managed to remain ‘Corona virus-free’ with absolutely ZERO cases to date! Lakshadweep is the safest place to travel right now. With lockdown 4.0, the government has relaxed the rules a bit to travel to Lakshadweep. You need to get an E-pass from the administration to enter the island.
4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Visiting Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be a surreal and dreamlike experience. The beautiful sunset, the gorgeous white sand beaches, crystal clear water, fascinating sea life, and its tropical islands will make you fall in love with this place! The government of Andaman and Nicobar has eased the travel restrictions for tourists. • It has opened several activities to promote active tourism, except some which are in containment zones. • You don’t need to get an E-pass, or register, or show a negative Covid-19 report to travel to Andaman and Nicobar. • A thermal screening shall be conducted for all passengers. • Symptomatic passengers will have to undergo a COVID test and will be required to go for institutional quarantine till the test results are out.
Uttarakhand feels like Heaven on Earth. The hills, nature’s beauty, it is such a beautiful place to visit. The places here have the vibe to make you forget about all your troubles and worries and just enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. The rules and regulations as issued by the Uttarakhand government are as follows • Getting an E-pass is mandatory. • Registration on the website is mandatory. • Carrying a negative Covid-19 report is not mandatory. • But, if you are not carrying a negative report, then 7-day institutional quarantine is necessary for the hotel you are staying in. • If you are coming from a high load infected area, then 7 days of institutional quarantine is necessary. • Institutional quarantine shall be followed by 7 days of home quarantine.
6. Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu, despite being located near Gujrat and Maharashtra, have reported very few cases in comparison to the places near it. Pastoral beaches, blue skies, there is so much to explore here! The rules have been relaxed for traveling here. • You don’t need an E-pass, or registration, or Covid-19 report. • 14 days home quarantine is compulsory.
7. Arunachal Pradesh
The mesmerizing state in the North-Eastern part of India, Arunachal Pradesh, also known as “land of the dawn-lit mountains,” is the ideal tourist destination for all the travelers who love natural and picture-perfect beauty. Latest guidelines • 14 days of home quarantine is required. • You don’t need an E-pass, or registration, or Covid-19 report. • A thermal screening process will be conducted. We hope this was helpful and insightful for you all. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready! But don’t forget to carry the safety essentials- mask, sanitizer, gloves, face shield because SAFETY COMES FIRST!