Jagannath Temple

New rule for tourists visiting Puri: Get details

Puri: With rising Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the Puri district administration has made it mandatory that tourists visiting the pilgrim town from 12 states will have to show RT-PCR negative report on their arrival.

The tourists visiting the pilgrim town will have to submit RT-PCR negative report to stay in hotels.

If the visitors fail to produce the negative report, they will have to undergo seven-day home isolation, informed district Collector Samarth Verma.

The 12 highly-infected states include Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Gujarat.

He said enforcement of the order will be done at all entry points, like railway station and road check points.

The administration will hold a meeting with hotel association and ask them to enforce the guidelines strictly, said the Collector.

The decision came following a Covid review meeting by the district Collector. Verma on Tuesday visited hospitals and railway station to review Covid situation in the town and directed strict implementation of Govid guidelines to prevent the resurgence of the deadly disease in the state.