Chandigarh, Nov 17: Kartarpur Sahib Corridor has been reopened from today, ahead of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary or Gurparab.
India and Pakistan have agreed to allow only fully vaccinated individuals to undertake the pilgrimage that was suspended since March 2020 following the COVID-19 outbreak.
All pilgrims will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report and Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.
“The nation is all set to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on November 19 and I am sure that PM Narendra Modi government’s decision to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor will further boost the joy and happiness across the country,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet.