Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists are stranded in Uttarakhand due to the lockdown. Tourists are not able to return due to the movement being completely restricted. There are about two thousand Gujarati tourists in Haridwar and 1200 foreign tourists stranded in the Swarg Ashram and its surrounding areas under the Pauri district.
To prevent coronavirus, the state government has declared a lockdown in the state till 31 March. In the meantime, barring some essential services, the rest are prohibited from moving from one city to another.
During the lockdown, neither a person from outside can enter the state nor can he move from one region to another within the state. Foreign and native tourists should not have any kind of trouble. For this, the government directed not to forcibly remove the tourists already staying in hotels and treat them well.
District-wise number of foreign and domestic tourists
District foreign domestic
Pauri 1200 01
Dehradun 300 to 450
Tehri 300 to 400
Nainital 14 49
Almora 81 13
UC City 40
Lockdown has been done in other states of the country including Uttarakhand to prevent the spread of coronavirus. There are more than four thousand domestic and foreign tourists at various places in the state. They will be allowed to stay in the state. Tourists will not be allowed any kind of trouble. Foreign tourists were appealed to contact their embassies.
– Satpal Maharaj, Minister of Tourism