COVID Test Report Mandatory For Passengers Travelling To Karnataka, Maharashtra: Check New Rules

 - Sakshi Post

In the wake of the sudden rise of COVID-19 cases, many states have imposed fresh restrictions on allowing passengers from other states. Most of these restrictions were in place in the middle of 2020 but were gradually eased with the decrease in the number of positive cases.  Maharashtra and Karnataka State Government have released the latest guidelines for travellers who are planning trip inside the States.

If you are planning to travel to Maharashtra:

  • A negative report of the RT-PCR test is required if you are travelling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala. Kerala has been a new entry to the list.
  • This is applicable to all travellers irrespective of whether they are travelling by flights or trains.
  • For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train. For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flights.
  • Those who will not be carrying a negative report will be checked and if they display symptoms, then they will have to undergo an antigen test.
  • Passengers arriving by road will also be screened at the state border.

Guidelines to be followed to visit Karnataka:

  • If you are travelling to Karnataka from either Maharashtra or Kerala, Covid-19 negative certificate is mandatory. This includes flights, buses, trains or even private vehicles.
  • The negative RT-PCR report will be verified by airlines' staff at the time of boarding. In buses, and trains heading towards Maharashtra, conductors and ticket-checkers will check negative reports.

Even short-term travellers between Maharashtra and Karnataka will have to produce a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours.

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