Latest COVID-19 Guidelines: Uttarakhand, Karnataka & Gujarat Issue New Rules for Travellers

In an effort to keep the surge in COVID-19 cases under control, several states are issuing new guidelines for incoming travellers.

The latest to join this list are Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Gujarat. The three states have issued fresh official orders detailing new instructions that have to be followed by all inbound passengers. 

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Starting today, April 1, the government of Uttarakhand has made negative RT-PCR report (not older than 72 hours on arrival) mandatory for travellers coming from a dozen states, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.

The requirement of negative RT-PCR report has been imposed on road, air and train travellers. Along with this, the official announcement also details the precautionary measures that both travellers and residents of Uttarakhand are expected to follow. Check them below:


Karnataka has made the requirement of RT-PCR test report (not older than 72 hours on arrival) mandatory for those arriving into the state from Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab and Chandigarh by any mode of travel. 

For travellers coming from other states to Karnataka, there are no specific guidelines issued by the state government as of now. 


Starting today, April 1, the government of Gujarat has made a negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for all travellers entering Gujarat. Travellers must note that the RT-PCR report must be issued within 72 hours of arrival in Gujarat.

Here is the official notification:

We advise passengers to check our COVID-19 travel guide to get the latest state-wise information on quarantine rules, registration guidelines, e-pass requirements, etc. before planning their trip.

Have a safe journey and stay tuned with us for the latest travel updates!