Maharashtra Govt Issues New Travel Guidelines: Details Here

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In a major relief to the passengers, the Maharashtra govt on Wednesday has announced that it will not require mandatory RT-PCR reports from flyers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

This new rule will be applicable for all domestic and international flyers.

Moreover, the state govt has also increased the interval of validity of the RT-PCR test from 48 hours to 72 hours.

Earlier all passengers traveling to Maharashtra are required to show a negative RT-PCR test report at the airport to enter the state.

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Persons who have been vaccinated with both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 15 days have lapsed since the administration of the second dose of vaccine and is in possession of a final vaccination certificate issued through the Cowin portal then such person be exempted from the mandatory requirement of possessing a negative RTPCR report on their entry into the State,” the Maharashtra government release said.

The decision comes after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation requested the Maharashtra government to exempt the RT-PCR negative test report stipulation for passengers arriving in the state from within the country if they are fully vaccinated.

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

  1. The Maharashtra government had imposed restrictions on domestic passengers arriving in the state on May 12.
  2. As per the order, any passenger arriving by any mode of transport was required to carry negative RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to commencing the journey.
  3. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai issued directives pertaining to domestic passengers arriving in the city of Mumbai.
  4. These restrictions were primarily imposed on the passengers arriving from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan and Kerala.
  5. 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.

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