The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to restart tourism-related activities in the province, Chief Minister’s(CM) spokesperson said on Friday.

Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal Khan has issued a few directions to open the tourism sector in the province under strict standard operating procedures (SOP)s.

According to details, entrance of the tourists will be subject to the clearance of medical reports, the spokesperson said, adding that the travellers will be allowed to enter the province from August 8 (Saturday).


Earlier, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar had announced that dine-in restaurants and beauty salons across Pakistan will reopen on August 10 as the country reported a decline in coronavirus cases.

Sports and games would be allowed to resume but without spectators and pillion-riding was also permitted.

The move to reopen the country came after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) and discussion on recommendations in the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), he said, referring to the primary body that overlooks the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.