India is currently in the process of conducting a massive vaccination drive for all citizens above the age of 18, and as more and more people have started to receive their shots, its effects are beginning to be seen on domestic air travel.
As many as six states along with a union territory have recently announced new guidelines, stating that they will not be requiring a COVID negative report from travellers who have been vaccinated.
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Disclaimer: State guidelines are subject to change on short notice. While we’re trying our best to share the most updated information with you, we’d advise you to also check and confirm with your respective airlines before flying.
Here are the details:
Punjab is now allowing travellers carrying a vaccination certificate of at least one dose to enter the state without a COVID negative report. However, the traveller must have received that dose at least two weeks before travelling.
Similar to Punjab, Chandigarh is also allowing travellers who have received at least one dose of vaccine and have a valid vaccination certificate proving the same to skip the COVID negative report. The one dose should have been administered at least two weeks before travelling to the union territory.
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Travellers who have a valid vaccination certificate proving that they have received both doses of the vaccine are now allowed to enter the state. However, the second dose must have been administered at least 28 days before entry into Rajasthan. Such travellers will not be required to carry a COVID negative report or undergo institutional / home quarantine.
Chhattisgarh is now allowing travellers with a final vaccination certificate (two doses) to enter the state without a COVID negative report.
Travellers who have a final vaccination certificate (two doses) are now allowed entry into Odisha without a COVID negative report. Such travellers are also exempted from quarantine.
Similar to Chhattisgarh and Odisha, Nagaland has also decided to allow travellers with a final vaccination certificate (two doses) to skip the otherwise mandatory COVID negative report for entry into the state.
The state has a strict policy of conducting an RT-PCR on arrival for all travellers. However, travellers from any state (except Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka and Kerala) carrying a final vaccination certificate (two doses) are exempted from this.
You can check the travel guidelines of all states and union territories in detail with the help of our COVID-19 guidelines tracker.
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