In North Sikkim the places blocked include Phodong and Namok on the highway to Mangan. Road to the district is also blocked at Sokpey, Rakdong and Tintek Khola near Dikchu and work is on to remove the landslide debris. Some houses have been damaged at Marchak village on the Singtam-Mangan highway
To visit Sikkim foreigners must obtain Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as InnerLine Permit from Sikkim Tourism Officers on the strength of valid Indian Visa. Sikkim CM announced about the online application for RAP and PAP for foreign tourists in his Independence Day speech
According to tourism department records, as many as 3.08 lakh domestic travellers visited the hill state of Sikkim between October last year and March 2022, with January being the most profitable month for various stakeholders of the sector at 98,456 visitors.