Passengers traveling via domestic flights soon may not require a negative RT-PCR test report for travel, which is currently mandatory by most of the states for entry if they are vaccinated against Covid-19.
At present, Punjab is the only state which does not require a negative RT-PCR test report if the passenger is vaccinated against Covid-19, even those who took their first jab at least 14 days before the travel, can enter into Punjab without producing an RT-PCR test report.
As per a report in Economic Times, a senior government official said that the Aviation Ministry is considering the proposal for the same discussed at a meeting last week between airlines and the ministry.
The aviation ministry is considering the proposal made at a meeting last week between the aviation secretary and airlines, a senior government official told Economic Times
It is aimed at encouraging passengers to return to flights after the second wave of the pandemic abruptly stymied recovery airlines were witnessing.
“It was proposed by one airline and is currently being discussed,” said the official.
The official refused to share any timelines for a possible implementation of the proposal since multiple agencies are involved in the decision-making. Before the final order, it has to be cleared by the health ministry as well.
It must be noted that due to the huge surge in Covid-19 cases in India, many states have been imposed restrictions on inter-state travel and made it mandatory for visitors to produce negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports for entry.