Shimla,, Sept. 16 -- Seven months after imposing travel restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the Himachal government on Tuesday lifted all curbs, including the requirement of an e-pass and Covid negative report, for entering the hill state.

The decision was taken at a late evening meeting of the state cabinet. However, inter-state transport services will remain suspended for the time being. The cabinet also did not take any decision on opening of educational institutions. The ministers also decided to provide relief to the state's ailing tourism industry.

Earlier, individuals seeking entry into state had to mandatorily register themselves on the Covid e-pass portal. Tourists coming to the state had to show valid hotel bookings...