Gangtok: Sikkim government has decided to reopen tourism in the state from October 10.
The government officials on Saturday announced that the state government has allowed hotels, homestays and other tourism services to restart operations from October 10.
The borders of the state will also be opened with West Bengal for unrestricted movement of vehicles from October 1.
According to the officials, a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the hotels and the tourism sector is also expected to be released soon.
Firstpost reported officials saying that the bookings for hotels and homestays will start from September 27.
The odd-even road rationing rule will be lifted from October 1 for public vehicles, however, it may continue for private vehicles, according to the officials.
A complete lockdown will be imposed in the Gangtok Municipal Corporation area from September 21 to 27 as part of ‘special measures’ to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The officials also said that state government offices will operate with 30 per cent staff and all shops except those selling essential items will remain closed.