India: Negative COVID-19 Test Mandatory To Enter These States
India: These States Require Mandatory COVID-19 Negative Test Upon Arrival
India has recorded a steady rise in coronavirus cases over the last few days. A number of states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are at the forefront of rising COVID-19 cases. Therefore many states have made it mandatory for passengers travelling from these places to produce a negative coronavirus test. Passengers will have to show the negative RT-PCR test on arrival in these states
Here is the list of all the states that need a negative COVID-19 test on or before arrival:
While travelling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala, travellers will need a negative RT-PCR test. The test is compulsory for all irrespective of their mode of transport. For Air travellers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flight. For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train.
For travellers from Maharashtra or Kerala, a Covid-19 negative certificate is now mandatory in Karnataka irrespective of their mode of transport.
The Uttarakhand government made the Covid-19 test mandatory for people coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The action was taken due to the surge in these states.
The northeastern state has made the Covid-19 test mandatory for passengers coming from Maharashtra and Kerala. This ill be in place from February 24.
All passengers coming into Assam, need to conduct a swab or antigen test on arrival.
Passengers travelling to the state will either need to present an RT-PCR test or undergo a test at the airport.
The state also requires a negative Covid-19 report from all passengers.
All passengers above the age of 55 years need to present a rapid antigen test on arrival in the state.
All passengers need to undergo a Covid-19 test on arrival in the state. The test is free of cost.
Jammu & Kashmir:
Passengers from all states arriving in Srinagar need to provide a negative RT-PCR test.
A negative Covid-19 report on arrival is required for all passengers arriving in Ladakh.
The state does not need the RT-PCR test for passengers. But for Lahaul and Spiti you need to provide an RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours to 96 hours before entering the valley.
Devotees who wish to attend the Kumbh Mela have to provide an RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours before coming.