The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday removed the requirement of mandatory negative RT-PCR test results for fully vaccinated tourists coming to Maharashtra.
The decision comes in light of the fact that certain passengers taking flights to Delhi or other business places in the morning and returning on the same day could not get RT-PCR tests done.
“In view of the above, the domestic passengers who are fully vaccinated may be exempted from carrying negative RT-PCR test report while arriving in the city of Mumbai,” said BMC Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal.
However, those who are not fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 have to follow the RT-PCR test rules for entering into the state.
Mumbai RT-PCR Test Rules
- The Maharashtra government had imposed restrictions on domestic passengers arriving in the state on May 12.
- As per the order, any passenger arriving by any mode of transport was required to carry negative RT-PCR test conducted 48 hours prior to commencing the journey.
- The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai issued directives pertaining to domestic passengers arriving in the city of Mumbai.
- These restrictions were primarily imposed on the passengers arriving from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan and Kerala.
- Owing to the increase in number of cases, it was decided to impose restrictions on all the passengers arriving in Mumbai from any part of the country.