Right from Ganesh Chaturthi to Raksha Bandhan, August has a fleet of festivals that everyone is looking forward to. This will mean a lot of traveling. However, with current Covid-19 restrictions in place, it is important to understand what are the essential requirements that need to be a part of one’s travel documents.
Here is a complete list of states that require RT PCR reports or vaccine certificates:
- The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday made it mandatory for passengers arriving in the state by air to produce a negative RT-PCR report of COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours of boarding the flight
- Karnataka government has made RT-PCR negative reports mandatory for people entering the state from Kerala and Maharashtra.
- In view of the increasing Covid cases in the state, Himachal Pradesh has made negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours mandatory for tourists entering the state. Those carrying Covid vaccine certificates, one or both jabs, will be allowed to enter the state.
- Chennai passengers travelling from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5 can enter only if they produce a RT-PCR test negative certificate. Passengers coming by any mode of transport should carry the report.
- Goa has made RT-PCR reports mandatory for travellers coming from Kerala.
- As per the recently revised travel guidelines of the West Bengal government, all in bound flight passengers from Pune, Mumbai & Chennai have to produce a mandatory RT-PCR negative report at the time of boarding for test conducted within 72hrs of flight departure, with effect from 8 August 2021.
- Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana do not require negative reports.
- Rajasthan and Nagaland do not require a negative report if at least one dose of the vaccine is taken.
- Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Meghalaya do not require negative RT-PCR to enter if you have both doses of the vaccine.
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