The West Bengal Govt on Friday makes negative RT-PCR test reports mandatory for all passengers flying from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Chattisgarh.
The RT-PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours before boarding the flights.
The decision comes in a view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, mostly in these five states.
It must be noted that the state has already made it “compulsory” for air passengers from Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana to carry COVID-19 negative reports while traveling to West Bengal.
In total, passengers traveling from 9 states are needed to produce a negative RT-PCR report in order to enter the state via flights.
There is no provision of getting the test done on arrival. The rule also applies for flights departing from the four states mentioned and are bound for Bagdogra and Andal (both in West Bengal),” a senior official said when WB made the reports mandatory earlier.