As the coronavirus cases in the country raise many states have imposed fresh entry restrictions for visitors and ask travelers from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh to produce negative Covid-19 test report for entry.
As of now, a total of 13 states has required negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) tests report for visitors, especially those who are arriving by air, in an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants.
Here is the list of all the states that need a negative RT-PCR test on or before arrival:
All passengers coming into Assam, irrespective of their mode of travel, need to conduct a swab or antigen test on arrival.
Travelers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab will need a negative coronavirus test report to enter Delhi from 26th February till 15th March.
3. Himachal Pradesh
The state does not need the RT-PCR test for passengers but the district of Lahaul and Spiti requires travelers using cabs or private transport, to provide an RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours to 96 hours before entering the valley.
4. Jammu & Kashmir
Passengers from all states arriving in Srinagar need to provide a negative RT-PCR test.
For travelers from Maharashtra or Kerala, a Covid-19 negative certificate is now mandatory in Karnataka. This is applicable to everyone irrespective of the mode of travel, including private vehicles. For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flight. For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train.
A negative Covid-19 report on arrival (not earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival) is required for all passengers arriving in Ladakh.
While travelling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala, travellers will need a negative RT-PCR test and this is applicable to all travellers irrespective of their mode of travel. For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flight. For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train.
The northeastern state has made the Covid-19 test mandatory for passengers coming from Maharashtra and Kerala. This applies to passengers coming by air and will be in place from February 24.
Passengers traveling to the state will either need to present an RT-PCR test (not earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival) or will have to undergo a test at the airport.
The state also requires a negative Covid-19 report from all passengers. Failure to produce the same will result in the passengers undergoing screening at the entry point with a rapid antigen test.
All passengers above the age of 55 years need to present a rapid antigen test on arrival in the state.
All passengers need to undergo a Covid-19 test on arrival in the state. The test is free of cost.
The Uttarakhand government made the Covid-19 test mandatory for people coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases in these states.