These Indian states have made the RT-PCR test mandatory once again

In India, as the second wave of coronavirus started decreasing, many states started to unlock and some even have agreed to let tourists in when they are fully vaccinated, this saw a slight boom in travel and have might start the risk of further spread and thus some of the states have started to witness the rise in covid cases and these are some of the states that have made RT-PCR test mandatory for travellers again.

  1. Himachal Pradesh

After relaxing travel restrictions for a few days, Himachal Pradesh has now made the Covid-19 vaccine certificate and/or negative RT-PCR test mandatory for those entering the state. According to the reports, tourists who are visiting Himachal Pradesh should carry a negative Covid19 certificate which is not older than 72 hours of their travel. This rule will not apply to the locals, and this rule has been reintroduced due to rising coronavirus cases in the state.

  1. West Bengal

As per the latest reports, travellers who are visiting Kolkata from Chennai, Pune, Mumbai will now be required to produce a negative RT-PCR test report that has been conducted at least 72 hours before their flight departure. These new guidelines will be put in place from the 8th of August from people from the above-mentioned cities and their respective states.

  1. Karnataka

    Bangalore Palace, Bangalore, Karnataka state, India

Recently, Karnataka made it mandatory for travellers visiting the state from Maharashtra and Kerala to produce RT-PCR test certificates. As per reports, special surveillance measures have been announced by Karnataka State Government where people arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra should produce negative RT-PCR test certificates even though a tourist is fully vaccinated and this rule will be applicable for tourists entering via train, bus, flight or private vehicle.

  1. Goa   

Goa made RT-PCR test reports mandatory for tourists visiting from Kerala. As per the latest rule, anyone travelling from Kerala to Goa needs to submit a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test report to enter the state. Earlier, Goa had made RAT mandatory however as covid cases started rising, it made RT-PCR test mandatory for tourists visiting from Kerala as of now.

  1. Chattisgarh

The government of Chattisgarh announced that from the 8th of August onwards it will be mandatory for passengers to produce RT-PCR tests which should be negative. And as per reports, the report should not be more than 96 hours before departure. As per the new reports, those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should also need to produce a negative RT-PCR test report.


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