The government of Gujarat last week announced that a negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report will be mandatory for all passengers arriving from other states.
The decision comes in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the country.
Earlier, the Gujarat Govt. had made negative test reports mandatory only for those coming from neighboring Maharashtra which has been worst hit by the pandemic.
The state health department in a notification said, “The coronavirus infection rate is increasing in many states of the country. It is also seen that prevalence of COVID-19 is high among those who have travel history.”
In view of this, those who are entering Gujarat from other states must have undergone an RT-PCR test within 72 hours before coming and carry a negative report, the notification further said.
This new order will come into force from today (01 April 2021)
It must be noted that other Indian states like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal have also imposed similar restrictions on Inter-states travelers.