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KP Issues Special COVID-19 SOPs for Tourist Spots

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) has issued special standard operating procedures (SOPs) to protect tourists from the rapidly-spreading third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The following are some of the instructions that have been issued for hotel owners, management, and tourists:

  • Ensure that drivers wear masks and gloves.
  • All restaurants and hotel owners are to display instructions for basic protective measures from the coronavirus at prominent places.
  • Mandatory temperature checks of tourists must be taken at entry points.
  • Assist a guest suspected of having contracted the coronavirus in going to a nearby local healthcare center, and keep him/her away from healthy guests.
  • Distribute awareness pamphlets and display awareness banners at various places.
  • Restaurant owners must provide safe, hygienic environments to guests.
  • Marking on the floor to maintain social distancing at the reception must be ensured.
  • Ensure that desk staff wears masks and gloves.
  • Keep sanitizers for guests to use.
  • Ensure both guests and employees use sanitizers after a cash transaction.
  • Not more than two people are to be allowed in a single occupancy room, and not more than four people in a double occupancy room.


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The document also detailed that tour operators, tour guides, and travel agents are to inform all the tourists about the coronavirus SOPs before they plan to visit a place.

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  • Hi… some parts of the SOP seems missing / cut. Could you please share a better copy of the notification?

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