Latest Update: Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Bhopal & Leh extend lockdown!

To flatten the second coronavirus wave in the country, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Bhopal, Leh have decided to extend the lockdown and curfews.

Also, in order to control the surge in coronavirus cases, a complete lockdown has been announced in South Andaman.

Important: Air and train travel will remain unaffected, and movement to/from airports and railway stations will be permitted with an ID card and valid ticket/boarding pass.

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For Goa

In the wake of a steep surge in COVID-19 cases, the Goa government extended its ongoing curfew till 31st May.

All travellers arriving in Goa will require a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative report conducted 72 hours prior to entering Goa or a valid full vaccination certificate (both doses). Only passengers coming for medical emergencies will be exempted provided they can show relevant documents to the authorities or if they arrive in an ambulance.

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For Kerala

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in Kerala till 30th May.

The triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Thrissur has been withdrawn from today as the test positivity rate and active caseload have come down. However, triple lockdown in Malappuram will continue.

All passengers travelling to Kerala must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative report not earlier than 72 hours. Those without the test report will undergo a test at the airport/testing facility at their own cost. Passengers who don’t want to undergo an RT-PCR test will undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine. 

Disclaimer: State guidelines are dynamic and subject to change. All travellers are requested to recheck the RT-PCR and entry requirements with the airline to ensure hassle free travel.

For Karnataka

As Karnataka battles the surge in cases in the second COVID wave, chief minister BS Yediyurappa extended the lockdown by another two weeks; it will now be in force till 7th June. 

For Bhopal

According to news reports, the Madhya Pradesh government has extended the ongoing curfew in Bhopal till 31st May.

All arriving passengers from Maharashtra to Bhopal Airport must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report delivered 72 hours before arrival. Travellers without a test report will undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport.

Note: All travellers are advised to recheck the RT-PCR and entry requirements with the airline to ensure hassle free travel.

For Andaman & Nicobar

According to news reports, the Andaman & Nicobar administration announced a complete lockdown in South Andaman district from 24th May to 31st May.

For Leh

The ongoing curfew restrictions in Leh have been extended till 7th June.

Here’s the official order:

Also, all passengers including tourists arriving in Ladakh via air or road must have a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report not older than 96 hours. Those without a test report will undergo a COVID-19 test and will be quarantined. They will be released only if they test negative.

Additionally, all incoming travellers will also undergo a RAT even if they are carrying a valid COVID-19 report. Those who test positive will isolate at their place of stay or a covid care centre.

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