As many as seven Indian destinations have changed their entry requirements for incoming travellers this week.
These destinations are: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Surat, Maharashtra, Assam and Mizoram.
Our readers can also check the latest domestic and international travel guidelines here.
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Here are the details:
The hill state has yet again updated its entry guidelines. All visitors to the state will now be required to register online on the state portal covid19pass.hp.gov.in. Travellers must note that daily/weekend commuters are also not exempted from registration. Check the entire order in detail below:
COVID restrictions eased in Himachal Pradesh for “all goods carriers, daily/weekend commuters or people who intend to commute for medical purpose. Children below 18 accompanied by parents with vaccination certificates (double doses) or negative RT-PCR report are also excluded.” pic.twitter.com/cShC0b8Asx
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2021
Punjab & Chandigarh
As per a new update shared by Vistara on Twitter, passengers travelling to Punjab and the union territory of Chandigarh will now be required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report with sample collection done within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival.
However, in case the passengers have a final vaccination certificate (two doses), they will be exempted from carrying the RT-PCR test report:
— Vistara (@airvistara) August 17, 2021
Similar to the guidelines for Punjab and Chandigarh, travellers arriving in Surat will be required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 72 hours (counted from the time of swab collection).
Travellers carrying their final vaccination certificate (two doses) however, will be exempted from this:
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 18, 2021
Maharashtra has slightly modified its entry guidelines. Those travellers who are arriving in the state with a final vaccination certificate, with their second dose taken at least 15 days before entry, are exempted from carrying a negative RT-PCR test report.
However, for other travellers who are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report, the validity has been reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours:
महाराष्ट्र शासनाच्या आदेशानुसार कोविड प्रतिबंधात्मक लसीच्या दोन्ही मात्रा घेऊन १५ दिवस झाल्यानंतर राज्यात प्रवेश करताना ‘आरटीपीसीआर’ चाचणी केली असण्याची गरज नाही. मात्र, अशा व्यक्तीकडे ‘कोविन’ पोर्टलवरून प्राप्त केलेले अधिकृत प्रमाणपत्र असणे बंधनकारक आहे@aairedwr @AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/onHYfSuryU
— जळगांव विमानतळ Jalgaon Airport (@aaijlgairport) August 17, 2021
The Assam government has announced that all incoming travellers who have been fully vaccinated (two doses) and have a certificate for the same will be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival in the state. However, they must also carry a negative RT-PCR test report (sample taken within 72 hours of arrival).
Please note that all symptomatic passengers will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing on arrival in the state, at their own cost:
As per new #COVID related #guidelines issued by @mygovassam
All incoming passengers who have been fully vaccinated with two doses of #COVID19 shall be exempted from #testing on arrival.
For details visit State Govt health portal https://t.co/GoPbjNXCPX pic.twitter.com/yr8T2Zdq8G
— Regional Executive Dir. AAI, North-East Region (@aairedner) August 17, 2021
Mizoram has allowed tourist lodges, hotels, homestays and other accommodation units in the state to open from August 15. Check the registration rules, quarantine guidelines and exemptions for incoming travellers to the state below:
Entry Formality to Mizoram in the wake of Covid19 and Lockdown pic.twitter.com/Yd9HqR0C9U
— Mizoram_Tourism (@Mizoram_Tourism) August 14, 2021
Don’t forget to reconfirm the guidelines with your respective airlines before travelling. Stay tuned with us for the latest travel updates!