The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to lift the suspension on issuing ILP and Protected Area Permit to travellers as the COVID-19 situation in the state is “under control”.
The cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, gave its nod to lift the suspension on issuance of Inner Line Permit (ILP) and PAP to reopen the state to tourists who have received both doses of COVID vaccines, Home Minister Bamang Felix told reporters.
“As the COVID situation is currently under control, the cabinet decided to lift the ban on issuing ILP and PAP and allow tourism activities in the state,” Felix said.
The administration will come out with an advisory on COVID appropriate behaviour for travellers.
Under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873, the ILP regime restricted entry and regulated the stay of outsiders in Arunachal Pradesh.
“The decision of the cabinet will benefit tour operators, hoteliers, cab operators, homestay owners and all tourism-related stakeholders as they have been facing economic hardship due to the suspension,” the home minister said.