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The Jammu and Kashmir administration will throw open the union territory to tourists once again from tomorrow but in a phased manner. In the first phase, the tourism sector will be partially opened for external visitors from outside Jammu and Kashmir, limited to tourists arriving by air only.

"Every single approaching vacationer more likely than not affirmed inn appointments for the span of their remain. Every approaching traveler more likely than not affirmed return air passes to wherever outside J&K, either to their flight point or some other goal," an official request said. RT-PCR testing of all vacationers at the air terminal on appearance is likewise required. 

"Till the test outcome shows a negative outcome for COVID 19, a vacationer will stay in the inn where the booking has been made and will not be allowed to move out. A structure with this impact will must be marked at the air terminal. Test outcomes will typically show up inside 24 hours with the exception of in unique conditions. The lodging the executives will be required to guarantee consistence with this convention," the request read.

Those found violating the order shall attract penal action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

The administration has advised tourists above the age of 65 years to avoid coming to the union territory.

The tourism sector, the backbone of J-K's economy, was the worst hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown in March. On July 8, the government opened gardens and parks to the public after 100 days of closure.  

According to the rules, taxis /transport facilities have to be pre-booked through hotel/travel agency, for which procedures will be put in place by Tourism department.
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