COVID-19 and especially, the Omicron has become a major concern in the state as well as the country and to prevent the virus from further spreading, the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) authorities have made double vaccination compulsory for both local and foreign tourists coming to the park.

Park director, P Sivakumar said that the same rules will be applicable for researchers as well as scholars.

He added that any person entering the park premises should be fully vaccinated.

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He said that all jeep safari operators have been asked to confirm the status of vaccination of the tourists before taking any bookings.

The tourists will have to produce their vaccination certificates before registering for safari.

Visitors are advised to carry their certificates to prevent any risks.

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Apart from the certificates, tourists have been directed to compulsorily wear masks and carry sanitisers with them.

The vehicles used for safari are also directed for thorough sanitisation after every trip.

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