The Kerala Govt on Tuesday extended the validity of the RT-PCR negative test report which is required for all passengers are coming to Kerala from outside the state.
As per the previous rules, a negative RT-PCR report taken within 48 hours before entering Kerala is mandatory for all passengers, but now this has been relaxed.
As per the guidelines issued by the state government on Tuesday (May 11), inter-state travelers can carry RT-PCR certificates taken within 72 hours before the start of the journey.
Also, as per the previous order, If any traveler is unable to produce a negative RT-PCR test report he/she needs to undergo compulsory 14-day hotel quarantine till they get the RT-PCR test after arrival.
But in the latest guidelines issued by the state govt, there is no clarity on whether the RT-PCR certificate is mandatory to enter Kerala and if the quarantine option continues to be available.
Moreover, according to the order issued by the Kerala Govt, it is also mandatory for all domestic travelers coming to register on the COVID-19 Jagratha portal.
It is important to note that amid the fear of Covid-19 cases in the country, 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.