Northeastern state Nagaland, which was closed for tourists for last nine months due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be now reopened for domestic tourists from December 27. As per the state government’s notification issued on December 22, tourists who wish to visit Nagaland will be required to obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP). However, tourists are expected to possess a report of Covid-19 negative test dated not earlier than three days prior to their arrival in Nagaland. The state Tourism department has also issued Standard Operating Procedure for all tourists visiting the state and directed all tourists to carry the copy of the negative test report of coronavirus.
“In the first phase, the ILP for tourist will be available only in the online mode through the portal http://www.ilp.nagaland.gov.in. Every tourist will be expected to possess a negative report of Covid-19 negative test report dated not earlier than three days prior to arrival in Nagaland. The test must be done by RT-PCR, TrueNat, or CBNAAT. The RAT negative test of Covid-19 will not be considered adequate for entry into the state,” the state government’s notification said.