As omicron is rapidly spreading, several states in India are reconsidering opening up to travel, and Lakshadweep, one of India’s most loved beach destinations, has followed and revised restrictions for travelers.
From now on, all visitors to Lakshadweep need to carry negative RT-PCR test reported conducted 48 hours of travel to the Islands. These rules are also applicable to the crew of various ships, vessels, and other boats arriving in the region. Every visitor must undergo mandatory three-day quarantine, which the authorities have also put under new quarantine norms. However, fully vaccinated travelers will not have to undergo the same.
For Inter-Island travel, fully vaccinated visitors need not take the RT-PCR test. The authorities have also made it clear that everyone needs to adhere to COVID preventive measures and practice appropriate behavior strictly.
“Wearing face masks is an essential preventive measure. In order to enforce this core requirement, any person found without wearing a mask in public/workplaces shall be levied a fine of INR 100 at the first instance and INR 200 at the second instance of violation.” The authorities have issued an order.