The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday allowed inter-state travel without an e-pass after shutting borders for more than five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state cabinet has, however, decided not to resume inter-state transport buses as of now.
Earlier, the state government had permitted the entrance of tourists who bring along COVID-19 negative reports/certificates till September 15.
The state had recorded 143 more COVID-19 cases and 165 recoveries on Tuesday, taking total reported cases to 10,059 till date, including 6,332 recovered cases, 3,610 active cases, and 88 deaths, said State Health Department.
From now onwards you don’t need e-pass for interstate movement in #HimachalPradesh.
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The state cabinet has, however, decided not to resume inter-state transport buses as of now.Earleir Himachal Pradesh put some relaxation for tourists and allowed interstate movement with e-passes in efforts to revive the tourism industry, the biggest profit-making sector of the state.The state government had permitted the entrance of tourists who bring along Covid-19 negative reports/certificates.
Of the new cases, 76 were reported from Mandi, 30 from Kangra, 12 from Sirmaur, eight from Shimla, seven from Kullu, five from Chamba, four from Bilaspur and one from Hamirpur, Special Secretary, Health, Nipun Jindal told PTI.