Kartarpur Sahib Corridor reopened from Wednesday, ahead of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, one and a half years after it closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
How To Register?
All persons who wish to travel to Kartarpur must register on the website http://www.prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in.
Mandatory COVID Guidelines For Those Travelling To Kartarpur Sahib:
- RT-PCR negative report and COVID vaccination certificate have been made mandatory for travel.
- All devotees will have to undergo temperature checks and usage of masks has been made mandatory along with following social distancing protocols.
- A sanitization tunnel has also been installed within the Gurudwara’s premises. However, pilgrims need not go through the RT-PCR test at the Gurudwara.
- Passengers with any symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate on an immediate basis.
Leaders across the political spectrum lauded the Centre’s move to reopen the corridor.
In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM @Narendramodi govt has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, Nov 17.
This decision reflects the immense reverence of Modi govt towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 16, 2021
Welcome step …. The reopening of the Corridor of infinite possibilities … invaluable gift for Nanak naam levas … may the corridor of the Great Guru remain open eternally to shower blessings on one an all …. Sarbat da bhala pic.twitter.com/88Dw9o8nA9
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 16, 2021
Aam Aadmi Party welcomes the re-opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. The Kejriwal Govt had previously added Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana wherein devotees are taken on the pilgrimage at the expense of the Govt. pic.twitter.com/rvH1qBBAMr
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) November 16, 2021
We welcome the move to open the Kartarpur Corridor ahead of Gurpurab. We have raised this issue multiple times to GoI. The daily prayers by the Sikh community who were looking forward to visiting the shrine on the pious day have been heard. Sarbat Da Bhala. pic.twitter.com/Jy0v299Bm6
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) November 16, 2021
History of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor
The Kartarpur corridor is a visa-free crossing allowing Indian Sikhs to visit the temple just 4km (2.5 miles) inside Pakistan where Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev died in 1539.