In line with the Central Government’s SOP issued on 22nd January 2021 for managing COVID-19 in the context of Kumbh Mela, the Uttarakhand Government has issued an advisory for pilgrims/visitors visiting the Kumbh Mela, 2021 in Haridwar.
The advisory states that persons above 65 years of age and children below the age of 10 years, persons with comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac, pulmonary, and kidney ailments, immunocompromised individuals, those suffering from cancer, cerebrovascular disorders, pregnant women, etc. are advised not to visit the Kumbh Mela.
Pilgrims/visitors should also mandatorily register on the Uttarakhand Government portal prior to their visit and shall install and use Aarogya Setu App at all times. All the visitors/pilgrims must produce a health certificate as per the prescribed format which is a mandatory requirement for entering the Kumbh Mela area and they must also produce a Negative RT-PCR Test report for COVID-19 (tested within 72 hours) at the time of entry to the Mela area.