Check out the new set of rules while travelling to Maharashtra and Karnataka

Posted on February 23, 2021 by

PCR Test
Due to the unexpected rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, a new set of norms have been fixed by several states for commuters traveling from other states. The maximum set of restrictions have been imposed in the middle of 2020 that gradually eased away with the passage of time.
So, if you are thinking of having a domestic trip, here are the latest rules to be adhered to.
Travelling to Maharashtra
If you are traveling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan, and Kerala, you need to carry a negative RT – PCR report. Kerala has been a recent addition to the above-mentioned list.
Irrespective of what mode of transport you avail of (flights/train), this rule applies to all.
If you are traveling by air, the test should be done within 72 hours before the journey. People traveling by train are required to get their test done within 96 hours prior to their journey.
People failing to carry a negative report shall be checked. And if any such symptoms are detected, they need to go through an antigen test.
If you are traveling on road, you shall be screened at the state border.
Traveling to Karnataka
If you are traveling from Maharashtra or Kerala to Karnataka, carrying a negative Covid – 19 test report is a must, inclusive of traveling by flights, buses, trains as well as the private-owned mode of transport.
During the time of boarding, the negative RT – PCR reports shall be verified by the airline authorities. Buses or trains that are Maharashtra bound shall carry passengers who carry a negative report, which shall be checked by the conductors and ticket-checkers.
Even if you are traveling between Maharashtra and Karnataka for a short period of time, carrying a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours has been made mandatory