Fully vaccinated travellers can now visit Sikkim, as the state government has lifted the temporary ban on the entry of visitors from other parts of the country. The Sikkim government had prohibited the entry of tourists since March this year following a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The state Home Department, in a notification, said that fully vaccinated tourists can enter the Himalayan state through Rangpo in East Sikkim and Melli in South Sikkim after exhibiting their vaccination certificates at the border check-gates.
The state government also allowed hotels, guest houses and homestays to operate at 50 per cent capacity from Monday with strict adherence to COVID protocols.
Shopping malls, showrooms and shops have also been allowed to open at full capacity with strict compliance with safety guidelines.
All government offices can function with fully vaccinated employees, while staffers who have not yet received both the jabs can work with the present arrangement of 50 per cent attendance, the notification said.
All factories and commercial establishments can also operate at 100 per cent capacity provided the staffers are fully vaccinated, it said.