Tourism officials conduct surprise checking of hotels


Gangtok, 03 Aug (IPR): An inspection team of officials from Tourism and Civil Aviation Department along with police personnel from Ranipool Police Station made a surprise inspection of different hotels, resorts, and homestays in the East District today.

The main objective of the inspection drive was to enforce the provision of Sikkim Public Health and Safety (COVID-19) Regulations within the State of Sikkim to ensure that COVID-19 protocols in the tourist destinations/ hotels/ homestays are followed.

The officials urged the hoteliers to follow the mandatory COVID-19 SOPs for hotel guests including maintenance of occupancy status (50%), daily updating of the guest list with RT-PCR reports, availability of masks, sanitisers, disinfectants etc.

The officials appraised the national and state guidelines and called for vaccination of every employee of the hotel, and to keep provisions for separate isolation rooms for the guests depending on the number of accommodation available.

The visiting team of officers consisted of Marcus P. Rai, Joint Secretary (Legal), N.T. Bhutia, Joint Director (Hospitality), Vikash Rai, Senior Controller of Household Affairs CHA (Hospitality), and Nirmal Cintury, Assistant Director (Hospitality).