New travel rules for Kerala, Assam, Karnataka, Port Blair and Gujarat

With the fluctuating numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country and vaccinations going on in  full swing, several states have modified their travel rules.

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Have a look at the latest updates below:


As per the latest news, fully vaccinated travellers flying to Kerala are not required to bring a negative RT-PCR report. However, they must carry their final vaccination certificate showing  both doses instead.

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Did you know? You can check the entry rules, quarantine requirements and other guidelines of every Indian state with the help of our COVID-19 guidelines tracker. We’d also advise you to check the requirements with your respective airlines so as to avoid any hassles while travelling.


All students and employees coming to Karnataka from Kerala are required to show a negative RT-PCR report that is not older than 72 hours. It will be considered valid for one week.This is irrespective of whether these travellers have had one dose or both doses of the vaccine. Such arrivals will also have to undergo institutional quarantine for seven days. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on the seventh day, on which the traveller must test negative to be released.

On the other hand, the state government has exempted certain travellers from Kerala from this institutional quarantine, provided that they have a short-term travel plan. The new rule says that such short-term travellers should be in Karnataka for a maximum of three days.

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As per a new notification, all fully vaccinated travellers visiting the state will be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at the airport. A RAT followed by a self-paid RT-PCR will be done if the traveller is symptomatic and not fully vaccinated.

Port Blair

Are you planning to visit the super-stunning Andamans? If yes, then you must know about the rules below:

  • A negative RT-PCR report is required with sample collection done within 48 hours of the scheduled departure.
  • A mandatory RT-PCR test will be conducted free of cost for all the arriving passengers at the Port Blair Airport.  


Passengers travelling to Gujarat from Maharashtra and Kerala must adhere to the below mentioned guidelines: 

  • Thermal screening will be conducted for all the passengers.
  • Asymptomatic and fully vaccinated passengers (more than 15 days having passed since the second dose) are free to leave from arrivals. 
  • Passengers with symptoms must undergo a Rapid Antigen Test and will be kept in isolation till results are declared.

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