There is good news for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers as Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is all set to reopen for the tourists. The tiger reserve will be opened following all the precautions and government guidelines.
Uttarakhand Forest Department has decided to allow those tourists into the national park who will be carrying COVID-19 test reports with negative status. The tourists will have to get the RT-PCR test done 96 hours before the visit to the national park.
Deputy Director of Corbett National Reserve (CTR), Kalyani, said, “The national park will be opened for tourists from October 15, 2020. However, the online booking for a safari in the national park will start from September 10, 2020.”
“We have decided to follow the COVID-19 related guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Uttarakhand Government regarding the visit of tourists”, said the Deputy Director of CTR.
Kalyani said, “Tourists need to follow the lockdown rules and it is also mandatory for them to wear masks, carry hand sanitizer, and maintain social distancing in the national park.”.
Corbett National Park was closed from March 16, 2020, amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.