As the number of Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has continued to shoot up, the state has imposed a new set of curbs to prevent the spread of covid-19.
Currently, there is a lot of chaos around the new set of restrictions imposed and people are very confused about the travel guideline for traveling to/from Maharashtra.
So, to help you with all the important travel guidelines here we have gathered all the information you should know before plan to visit Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Covid-19 Travel Guidelines
- Negative Rt-PCR Test Report
- Airport Testing
- Quarantine Rules
- Guidelines Domestic Passengers
- Passengers Travelling From Hotspot States
- Travelling from Maharashtra?
- New Covid-19 Guidelines
Negative Rt-PCR Test Report
While travelling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala, travellers will need a negative RT-PCR test and this applies to all travellers irrespective of their mode of travel. For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours before the flight. For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train.
It is mandatory for all passengers who are arriving in Maharashtra to undergo an RT-PCR test at the Mumbai airport at their own cost. Only after undertaking the test, the passengers will be allowed to enter the city.
It is important to mention that, there is a Covid-19 (RT-PCR) testing facility available for all domestic arriving and departing passengers at Level 10 – departures area. All international arriving passengers can get their RT-PCR test done at T2 Arrivals Lounge Area.
As per the details collected by the travelobiz team, passengers will be charged ₹850 for the test. The RT-PCR test reports will take up to 24 to 48 hours for arriving passengers and 8 to 10 hours for departing passengers and will be sent via email.
It must be noted that passengers who test negative will be allowed to continue their journey. However, passengers who test positive for Covid-19 will be sent for institutional quarantine in Mumbai.
All passengers who are asymptomatic are required to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. However, if it is a returning/onward journey within 7 days then no quarantine is required. Passengers will need to show their return/onward ticket during the thermal screening process.
Guidelines Domestic Passengers
All domestic passengers are instructed to adhere to the following guidelines:
- All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App or submit the self-declaration form at the airport. This is mandatory.
- All domestic passengers traveling from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan, and Kerala, will need a negative RT-PCR test not earlier than 72 hours before the scheduled time of landing.
- Passengers not having RT-PCR reports must undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport at their own expense.
- Submit contact details with authorities, in case the test result comes positive the state officials will get in touch.
Passengers Travelling From Hotspot States
In view of the highly anticipated second wave of COVID-19, the state government has made it mandatory for all who are traveling from the states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, and Kerala to carry a negative RT-PCR test report.
- Traveling By Air: Passengers must take the test 72 hours before landing in Maharashtra and produce the report on arrival. Travelers without the certificate will have to take the RT-PCR test at the concerned airport at their own cost.
- Traveling By Rail: Passengers arriving from trains that have originated or had a stop in either of the four states should carry a negative RT-PCR test report. The sample collection should have been done within 96 hours before the scheduled arrival in Maharashtra. Symptomatic individuals identified in the screening process will have to take the Antigen test.
- Traveling By Road: The negative RT-PCR test report will be checked at district borders. Symptomatic travelers may either turn back or take the Antigen test.
Traveling by any of the above-mentioned modes, entry into Maharashtra will be permitted only if the RT-PCR/Antigen test results are negative.
Travelling from Maharashtra?
If you are planning to travel from Maharashtra to other states then you should keep the following guidelines in mind.
- Passengers travelling from Maharashtra to Assam, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tripura, and Uttarakhand requires a negative Covid-19 report to enter.
- Failure to produce the same will result in the passengers undergoing screening at the entry point with a rapid antigen test.
New Covid-19 Guidelines
The state government has issued a set of guidelines to prevent further transmission of viral infection. According to the recent guidelines, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, malls, as well as offices that flout COVID-19 regulations set by the government, will be forced to shut down.
Till the time the central government is notifying the COVID-19 pandemic as a disaster, these places will remain close. The restrictions imposed by the state government are currently to be followed by March 21, 2021.