Dehradun, June 29: Uttarakhand government will begin 2020 Char Dham Yatra for the residents of the state from July 1, Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board said on Monday. The board has also issued a standard operating procedure for Chardham Yatra, which includes a visit to the Kedarnath temple. SOP on Preventive Measures to Contain Spread of COVID-19 At Religious Places.

According to the guidelines issued by the state, e-pass is applicable for residents of state only and is valid only for darshan at the temple during a visit to the shrine. The order added that if a person has symptoms similar to COVID-19, then the pilgrim should avoid visiting the shrine.

Guidelines to Uttarakhand State Pilgrims to Visit Uttarakhand Char Dham:

  • The validity of yatra e-pass is two days.
  • Once the pilgrim visits shrine, the e-pass will be null and void.
  • Yatra e-pass can be obtained at
  • During the visit to the shrine, if pilgrim feels any COVID-19 symptoms should immediately inform the administration.
  • Pilgrims should wash their hands and foot before entering the shrine.

Full Guidelines to Visit Uttarakhand Char Dham:

Meanwhile, at present, till Monday total COVID-19 infection cases in the hill state stood 2,823 out of which 2,018 have recovered from the respiratory infection. Till now, 38 have died due to the disease.

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