As we all are aware of a global Coronavirus or COVID19 which is deadly virus that is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. The droplets are so heavy that they falls down within a second and contaminate.
In respect of Sikkim is concerned it is TOURISM state where 90% of area are tourist attraction.
The Government of Sikkim announced entire state lockdown on 25th March 2020 before national lockdown. The borders are all closed mainly the state border Melli Check post at South Sikkim and Rangpo Check post at East Sikkim.
Tourism in Sikkim is not allowed till further notification from state government of Sikkim. Keeping in mind COVID19 there will be several modification on formalities for tourist/travelers to visit Sikkim. Sikkim Tourism will announced several new notification and guidelines that travel agent/hotel/Restaurant/tourist must adhere.
As Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India is concerned 03 months travel history and health certificate is compoulsory for tourist to visit any region in India.
As soon as any notification is issued related to Sikkim Tourism on revive of Tourism we will inform you all.
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Gangtok, East Sikkim - India
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Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa. The 30 days duration Permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa along with two pass port photos of the applicants are made available. The permissible duration of the stay for foreign tourists is 30 days initially.
The State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days. The extension of the permit can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.
For those interested in going for trekking in the interior region of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.