Tiger reserves in India set to open with these new rules and regulations, India


Tiger reserves in India set to open with these new rules and regulations

India has started unlocking everything around, including malls, restaurants and religious places. Even the tiger reserves in India are all set to reopen with a set of new rules and regulations, keeping COVID-19 in mind. The news definitely comes as a good one for all those wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers who have been stuck inside their houses for a long time now.

In fact, Rajasthan’s famous tiger reserves, Sariska and Ranthambore will start entertaining tourists starting today. In addition to this, Nagarhole and Bandipur tiger reserves in Karnataka are also reopening for tourists today.

The Ministry of Forests in India has issued a set of new guidelines that all the tiger reserves will have to follow if they wish to reopen. So, before embarking on that jungle safari or booking your trip to a tiger reserve, here are the rules that you must be aware of:

1) Contactless temperature checks are a must at entry points for all including tourists, drivers and guides.

2) If an individual has a temperature higher than normal, he/she shall be isolated immediately in a dedicated room and shall be taken to the health facility nearby by a team and vehicle kept for COVID-19 positive people.

3) Every visitor is required to wear a face shield and mask including drivers and guides.

4) All the vehicles must have sanitizers and people shall use it at the time of boarding/deboarding.

5) Travellers are also required to maintain social distance from others.

6) Vehicles must be cleaned using disinfectants at all entry points.

7) Entry won’t be allowed to kids below 10 and adults above the age of 65. Officials need to check the documents to ascertain the same at entry gates.

8) Seating capacity in safari vehicles reduced by 50 per cent.

9) Lavatory facilities must be ensured at entry and exit points, as no person would be allowed to get down of their vehicles inside the reserve.

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