The BBMP has clarified that negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports are not mandatory for anyone coming from outside the State to Bengaluru from Thursday 01-April-2021.
“We had proposed to make RT-PCR test reports mandatory for passengers from all States coming into Bengaluru. But the State government has not approved the proposal,” said civic commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad.
It was opined at the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa that restricting commuters to the city will not only hit the economy but is also tough to implement, sources said.
However, the State government guidelines making negative RT-PCR test reports mandatory for passengers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh traveling to the State remain applicable.
This will apply to all people who are traveling to Bengaluru, and by all modes of transport (Air, Rail, and Road).