Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand is set to begin from today ie; September 18, 2021 after being suspended for a long time due to the coronavirus crisis in the country.

The Uttarakhand government has now issued a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) for the yatra to start from September 18, strictly following the covid-19 protocals.

Nainital High Court on the Char Dham Yatra and allowed the annual pilgrimage to only those who are fully vaccinated with mandatory negative RT-PCR reports.

The court also imposed a daily limit on the number of pilgrims visiting the Himalayan shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath temples and said that the devotees need to follow strict coronavirus rules.

Guidelines Issued By Uttarakhand Government;

1. 800 pilgrims have been fixed for Kedarnath, over 1000 pilgrims for Badrinath, 400 for Yamunotri, and 600 for Gangotri.

2. Pilgrims who have not received their first or second dose of the COVID vaccine will need an RT-PCR negative report (within 72 hours of arrival) to visit the four revered temples.

3. Coming from Maharashtra, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, where the number of COVID cases have increased in the past few weeks, only those pilgrims who report negative RT-PCR, and have completed 15 days after double dose vaccination, are allowed. will be given.

4. All the pilgrims will have to register themselves on the smart city portal and obtain an e-pass for the pilgrimage, which will be valid for a period of two days.

5. Pilgrims will not be allowed to stay for more than a night in a dham, while bathing in kundas near temples will also not be allowed.


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