New tourist policy has been formulated for Gilgit Baltistan by the provincial Government. Tourist has been bounded to fresh and authentic negative report of Covid-19. According to the official source of Tourism department GB restrictions on tourism due to Covid19 has been uplifted, new SOP’s have been formulated for tourists. Tourists need to bring authentic and fresh reports of Covid-19 with negative results. The condition of the fresh and authentic report is for all tourists coming from the down country, other provinces, and foreign tourists
. The report to be shown on entry points. The tourism department has also circulated sops for hotel industry tourism-related businesses. Violation of SOP’s will result in a fine and other legal actions. Interestingly currently the positive ratio of covid19 tests is 24 percent in Gilgit Baltistan which is huge comparing to other units of Pakistan. In capital Territory Islamabad it is less than 1one percent now.
People related to tourism have welcomed the new policy.