RT-PCR Test Mandatory For All Passengers Arriving At Port Blair Airport From Dec 26


The RT-PCR test report has been made mandatory in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for all the passengers arriving at Port Blair airport from 26th December.

Accordingly, all incoming passengers are required to carry a negative RT-PCR report. The RT-PCR test should be taken 48 hours prior to the commencement of the journey. The ongoing Rapid Antigen Test at the airport would be stopped.

The low-cost airline Indigo also tweeted: “As per the latest guidelines, it is mandatory for passengers traveling to Port Blair to carry a valid negative RT-PCR test issued by an ICMR-recognized laboratory, within 48 hours of scheduled departure. Customers arriving without a valid RT-PCR negative test report shall be denied boarding at the departure airport. Entry into Port Blair shall be subject to validation of negative RT-PCR certificate by authorities.”

According to the latest figures, 3 new cases of COVID-19 reported while 12 patients recovered. Now, there are a total of 73 active cases. 4761 people recovered so far.

The recovery rate is more than 97 percent while the test positivity rate is 2.87 percent. 62 deaths are reported till date.

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate has hit 95.69 percent. More than 26,000 COVID patients have recovered in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health said the total number of recoveries rose to over 96.63,000.


The actual number of cases is currently only 2.86 percent of the total positive cases. Currently, the total number of active cases in the country is around 2.89,000.

23,950 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to over 99,000 crores. 333 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the toll to 1.46,444.

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