What tourists need to do:
According to the SOP by the state tourism department, a tourist needs to fulfil following conditions for entry into HP:
1. Get registered on covidepass.hp.gov.in under ‘tourist’ category at least 48 hours before entering Himachal
2. Get tested for COVID-19 through the RT-PCR test not more than 72 hours prior to entry into state, and carry the test certificate issued by an ICMR authorised/certified lab showing a negative report.
3. Get a confirmed booking for at least five days at a registered tourism unit.
The department has also issued detailed guidelines, precautions and instructions for wayside amenities, taxi service, sightseeing places, adventure sports activities and banqueting, among other things.