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Pakistan allows only fully vaccinated Sikhs pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib
New Delhi, August 22, 2021: In view of the forthcoming of death anniversary of Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev on September 21, the Pakistan Government has allowed the Indian Sikhs pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur given they adhere to all the COVID-19 protocols laid by the government.
The government has allowed only fully vaccinated individuals (in possession of the valid certificate) to enter Pakistan through Kartarpur corridor or Wagah border.
The fully vaccinated persons with certificates will be allowed to enter Pakistan provided they show real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test reports which should not be more than 72 hours old.
In addition to this, RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) will be conducted on the arrival in Pakistan. In case, the individual is found COVID-19 positive, they will be returned to India.
It is worth mentioning that a maximum of 300 people will be permitted to assemble at a time at the darbar.India and Pakistan signed the Kartarpur corridor agreement with Pakistan on October 24, 2019.
Under the pact, Indian pilgrims of all faiths are allowed to undertake round-the-year visa-free travel through the Kartarpur corridor to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib.