Test will be conducted from April 9 to 10 at SGPC office in Amritsar
Amritsar, April 6:
The Covid-19 test will be mandatory for the pilgrims going to Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib (now in Pakistan) on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi).
In this regard, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) secretary S. Mahinder Singh Ahli said that a jatha of Sikh pilgrims is being sent to Pakistan by the SGPC on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas. He said that details of the pilgrims have been sent to the Pakistan Embassy in this regard.
He said that the pilgrims who have submitted their passports to the SGPC would be required to undergo Covid-19 test 72 hours in advance as per the government norms.
S. Mahinder Singh Ahli said that in this regard a camp for Covid-19 testing is being organized by the health department on April 9 and 10 from 9:30 am at the SGPC office in Amritsar which will be free for the pilgrims.
Pilgrims who have submitted their passports can arrive on the above dates to get their Covid-19 tests done.
In addition, pilgrims can also get their Covid-19 tests done at their own up to 72 hours in advance. He said Covid-19 negative report obtained 72-hours in advance is required to travel to Pakistan before the travel dates.
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