Taj Mahal entry is restricted without a COVID test due to COVID-19 testing

Posted by Team on: Dec 24, 2022

One of the most well-known tourist destinations in India, the Taj Mahal, has been placed on alert because to the recent spike in COVID cases in China and other nations. The District Health Information Officer in Agra has verified this.

If rumours are to be believed, Agra's health department has stepped up its COVID testing of tourists, especially those from other nations, who are visiting the Taj Mahal. According to reports, both domestic and international travellers frequent the well-known tourist destination frequently.

In Agra, the health authorities have also prepared COVID testing at airports, bus stops, and train stations. In reference to this, Agra's Chief Medical Officer Dr. AK Srivastava said that there are enough reasons to prepare and take precautions given the alarming reports about the surge in COVID-19 cases coming from China, the United States of America, and Brazil.

He continued, "Agra sees a high amount of travellers this winter as it is the peak season for tourism." This is because Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, the most well-known tourist attraction in the nation.

Additionally, the official stated that 500 to 1000 samples are now analysed everyday at various sites, including the testing centre at the district hospital, and that more tests are planned should the need arise.