Negative RT-PCR Report Compulsory For All Passengers To Maharashtra Starting May 15


The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced the extension of the current lockdown till 7 am on June 1. Along with the extension on Covid-19 lockdown, the Maharashtra Govt has also imposed restrictions on interstate travelers.

As per the latest guidelines, all passengers coming from any state will require an RT-PCR negative report issued a maximum of 48 hrs before entry into Maharashtra.

It must be noted that the negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory for all passengers traveling through any mode of transportation (Road, Rail, or Air)

After the new guidelines, the BMC has also issued a letter for airline station managers and CEOs of various airlines including Go Air, Indigo, Vistara, SpiceJet, etc., the Mumbai civic body has directed to mention the government directions about compulsory negative RT-PCR test on the ticket.


New Guidelines For Passengers To Maharashtra

  • W.E.F. 15th May 2021′ a negative RT-PCR report issued by an ICMR-approved lab within 48 hrs of departure is mandatory for passengers from any destination (timeline counted from swab collection).
  • Mumbai – Passengers without a negative report will be denied boarding.
  • Pune, Nagpur, and Aurangabad – Passengers without a negative report will have to undergo a test on arrival at their own cost.

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.

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