In today’s important travel news, Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland have announced new changes in their travel guidelines. All incoming travellers are advised to take note of these updates in order to avoid any hassles while travelling.
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Important: Please note that travel guidelines are dynamic and subject to change on short notice. This is only a quick overview—for detailed information, please visit our COVID-19 travel guidelines tracker.
Good news for travellers! Karnataka eases COVID-19 testing rules for passengers arriving from Goa, Kerala and Maharashtra.
In the fresh order, the Government of Karnataka has announced that people coming from the three mentioned destinations will no longer be required to produce negative RT-PCR test reports to enter the state. However, passengers would still need to present a two-dose/full dose vaccination certificate.
Here’s what Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, tweeted:
The GoK guidelines for passengers arriving from Goa, Kerala and Maharashtra needing a negative RT-PCR test report has been discontinued. Passengers from these states need to present a two dose/full dose vaccination certificate.#BLRAirport #Bengaluru #Travel pic.twitter.com/HrXfyb8n4l
— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) February 17, 2022
Passengers arriving in Manipur no longer need to carry an RT-PCR negative test report, if they can show proof of complete vaccination (two doses) at the entry points of the state.
For unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before arrival in the state is compulsory.
Read the official order here:
If you are planning to #travel to #Manipur then please check out these Latest guidelines circulated on 16th Feb 2022 by govt of Manipur, for all air passengers arriving at #Imphalairport . #NewTravelGuidelines #AAI @AAI_Official @aairedner @MoCA_GoI pic.twitter.com/mtOpnvQHub
— AAI IMPHAL AIRPORT (@ImphalAPD) February 16, 2022
No on-arrival testing for passengers if they are carrying a complete vaccination certificate (two doses). A negative RT-PCR report issued by an ICMR-accredited lab within 72 hours of arrival is mandatory for other travellers.
Children below 15 years of age do not have to produce RT-PCR reports or undergo testing at COVID screening centres unless they are symptomatic.
Here’s the complete official order:
All travellers, who are fully vaccinated, entering #meghalaya need not have to undergo RTPCR test at #COVID screening centres.
Children below 15yrs age are also exempted from testing, unless symptomatic.#CovidTesting#CoronaUpdate pic.twitter.com/bEAYH1zHWs
— Regional Executive Dir. AAI, North-East Region (@aairedner) February 12, 2022
The requirement for carrying a negative RT-PCR report for passengers over 12 years of age, including those who are fully vaccinated, has been withdrawn. The night curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM has also been lifted.
You can read the full order here:
— MyGov Nagaland (@MyGovNagaland) February 15, 2022
Disclaimer: Since guidelines are subject to change on short notice, we advise travellers to reconfirm the RT-PCR and entry requirements with their respective airlines before travelling.
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