Assam: World heritage site Kaziranga National Park, which is home to the one-horned Indian rhinos, will reopen for tourist from October 21, 2020.
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will grace the opening ceremony at the national park which will commence from 11 am.
The KNP was shut down with immediate effect from March 29 due to the break of Coronavirus pandemic.
Even though the national park will open to tourists, strict guidelines will be set, which both the tourists and staff will have to observe at all times. These guidelines will be aimed at ensuring the maximum safety of everyone concerned, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, children below 10 years and senior citizens above 65 years will not be allowed inside the park, officials revealed.
Some of the post COVID-19 guidelines to be observed by the tourists at Kaziranga National Park are:
- Wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing at all times is necessary.
- Tourists should be responsible and wash their hands in accordance with WHO guidelines after using public places like toilets.
- Safari vehicles will run at 50% of their usual capacity.
- Drivers and guides should ensure that they wear masks and face shields at all times.
- All vehicles entering the park will be sanitised thoroughly.