Karnataka No Longer Require Negative RT-PCR Test Reports From Passengers


The Karnataka Govt on Friday issued a circular and scrap the rule of mandatory negative RT-PCR test report from arriving passengers.

Earlier, the State Health Department has made the COVID-19 negative report mandatory for all passengers who arrive from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh, irrespective of the mode of travel.

“Now, as per the ICMR’s advisory on COVID-19 testing during the second wave and considering the current situation, the process of verifying the RT-PCR negative test report for individuals arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh has been stopped.” stated a circular issued by Karnataka Govt.

“However, it is still mandatory that those with COVID-19 symptoms should carry an RT-PCR negative test,” the circular added.

It is important to mention that due to the huge surge in Coronavirus cases in the country many states have imposed fresh restrictions on inter-state travel and made it mandatory for visitors to produce negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports for entry.

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