Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand Extend Lockdowns; Chhattisgarh Updates Travel Rules

Amid the daily case count dropping steadily, several Indian states have extended their COVID curbs, such as lockdowns and night curfews, till various dates in June.

The latest to join the list are Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand

Along with this, there has been a new change in travel rules for Chhattisgarh.

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Please note: Travellers can check the latest state-wise travel guidelines, such as quarantine requirements, e-pass and registration rules and more with our COVID-19 guidelines tracker.


Here are the details:

Karnataka

As per media reports, Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has extended the lockdown in the state till June 14. The lockdown was earlier to remain in force till June 7. All essential activities continue to remain permitted, with shops selling grocery functioning between 6 am and 10 am.

Uttarakhand 

Uttarakhand has extended the curfew in the state by another week, this time till June 8. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy have been permitted as per the official order to function every day between 8 am and 11 am. 

Travellers coming to the state will continue to be required to register on the Smart City Portal (smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in) and carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.


Jharkhand

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Hemant Soren has announced that the lockdown imposed in the state under the Swasthya Suraksha Saptah (Health Safety Week) has yet again been extended, this time till June 10.

Furthermore, he shared a couple more guidelines for the lockdown extension, which are as follows: 

> E-pass for travel within a district and for inter-district travel will no longer be required. 

> In 9 districts, which are Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Deoghar, Ranchi, Garhwa, Gumla and Ramgarh, all shops, except those selling clothes, jewellery and footwear, will be allowed to open. 

> All shops have been allowed to open in the remaining 15 districts.

> Shops will be allowed to remain open till 2 pm in all 24 districts of the state.

> Malls and multi-brand outlets will continue to remain closed.

Chhattisgarh

As per an update by IndiGo Airlines, travellers to Chhattisgarh will now be required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report (not older than 96 hours) or a certificate of full vaccination (two doses).

Passengers who do not have a negative test report or vaccination certificate will be required to undergo free of cost testing on arrival, and remain in home quarantine until the receipt of the test report. Passengers below the age of 12 are exempted.

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.

Stay safe, and don’t forget to follow all COVID-related precautions!