Fresh travel guidelines issued for 10 Indian states

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As India’s COVID-19 travel guidelines are in a constant state of flux, we have covered the tourist travel policies of the 10 most popular states to make things easier for you.

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The names of the states are:

  • Rajasthan
  • Punjab
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • West Bengal
  • Assam
  • Uttarakhand
  • Maharashtra
  • Meghalaya

Important: 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.

For Rajasthan 

Travellers visiting Rajasthan require a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours.

Alternatively, travellers can also carry a valid vaccination certificate (single or double doses).

For Punjab

Travellers entering Punjab can either present a full vaccination certificate (two doses) or carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report. The test should be taken within 72 hours of the journey.

For Himachal Pradesh

Tourists arriving in Himachal Pradesh can present a vaccination certificate (double dose) or a RAT negative test not older than 24 hours. Alternatively, travellers can also carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report issued not earlier than 72 hours.

For Gujarat

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

> All passengers will undergo thermal screening.

> Asymptomatic and fully vaccinated passengers (more than 15 days having passed since the second dose) will be allowed to leave. 

> Symptomatic passengers will undergo a Rapid Antigen Test and will be kept in isolation till results are declared.

Also, according to IndiGo Airlines, travellers arriving at the Surat Airport from other states/UTs must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative report not earlier than 72 hours.

Alternatively, one can carry a full vaccination certificate (two doses).

For Karnataka

Passengers coming to Karnataka from Kerala and Maharashtra are required to show a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours. This is irrespective of the vaccination certificate.

There’s no restrictions from passengers arriving from other states.

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For West Bengal

All air travellers entering the state must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report not older than 72 hours on arrival. Alternatively, travellers can present a proof of complete vaccination (two doses).

However, passengers arriving from Pune, Mumbai and Chennai must carry a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative report with test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure. This is irrespective of their vaccination status.

For Assam

As per the new travel guidelines, all fully vaccinated travellers entering the state will be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at the airport. However, a self-paid RT-PCR will be done if the traveller is symptomatic and not fully vaccinated. This applies to symptomatic vaccinated passengers as well.

For Uttarakhand

Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed entry by showing a valid certificate instead of the RT-PCR report. However, travellers should take the second dose at least 15 days before arrival into the state.

For unvaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 negative test report is compulsory. The test should be conducted 72 hours prior to arrival into the state.

For Maharashtra

Passengers arriving in Maharashtra no longer need to carry an RT-PCR negative test report, if they can show proof of complete vaccination (two doses) before boarding. The second shot must have been taken 15 days prior to arrival.

For unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travellers, a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before arrival in the state is compulsory.

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For Meghalaya

No on-arrival testing for passengers if they are carrying:

> Complete vaccination certificate (two doses)
> Negative RT-PCR report issued by an ICMR-accredited lab within 72 hours from arrival

Also, all tourists must generate an e-invite from

Please note: All state COVID-19 travel policies are subject to change. We advise our passengers to check with their airlines one last time before making their flight bookings.

Till we meet again, happy travels 🙂