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

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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.

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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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