New travel guidelines issued by Bihar, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep and Mizoram

Amid the looming Omicron threat, India is constantly updating and revising the travel guidelines for passengers. If you are travelling anytime soon, then you must have a look at these updates.

Disclaimer: 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.

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For Lakshadweep

All visitors to Lakshadweep will have to carry a negative RT-PCR test report, conducted within 48 hours of travel dates. These rules are also applicable to the crew of various ships, vessels and other boats in the region. The administrative authorities of Lakshadweep have also put new quarantine norms, and all arrivals will have to undergo a three-day mandatory quarantine. The same will not be applicable on fully vaccinated travellers with the last dose taken 14 days before travel. 

Fully vaccinated people will also not need a COVID test result in case of inter-island travel. The authorities have also made it clear that everyone needs to strictly adhere to COVID preventive measures, and practice appropriate behaviour as well.

See the details below:

For Mizoram

Any person entering Mizoram with an international travel history in the last 14 days of their arrival in the state will have to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Then, their samples will be collected for RT-PCR testing, regardless of their vaccination status or even if they are carrying a negative test report.

Negative without symptoms: Such passengers will either be quarantined at the quarantine facilities or at home for seven days. Their sample will be collected again on the eighth day for a second RT-PCR test. 

Negative with symptoms: They will undergo RT-PCR/TrueNat test again. If still negative, these passengers will be quarantined for seven days and take a RT-PCR/TrueNat test again on the eighth day. 

Positive: Such travellers are to be immediately isolated and treated in designated facilities as per the COVID-19 protocol.

See the official order here:

For Jharkhand & Bihar

Travellers entering
Jharkhand will have to undergo a free-of-charge mandatory COVID test on arrival. Passengers carrying an RT-PCR test report taken 72 hours pre-departure or vaccination certificate (2nd dose) will be exempted from the on-arrival COVID test.

RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours is mandatory for passengers travelling to Gaya Airport, Bihar. Travellers who are not carrying an RT-PCR test report will have to undergo a free-of-cost Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

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