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Negative RT-PCR test report now mandatory for people entering from Kerala, Maharashtra.

In view of the current COVID 19 situation, the following revised special surveillance measures are notified herewith to be complied strictly for arrivals from Kerala & Maharashtra.

(i) Persons arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra, should produce a negative RT – PCR certificate, that is not older than 72 hours irrespective of vaccination status.

(ii) The above condition is mandatory for all the passengers coming to Karnataka by flight, bus, train and personal transport. This is applicable for all the flights originating from Kerala & Maharashtra.

(iii) Airlines shall issue boarding passes only to the passengers carrying RT-PCR negative certificate not older than 72 hours.

(iv) Railway Authorities shall be responsible for ensuring that all passengers travelling by trains carry negative RT-PCR certificates.

(v) For all the passengers travelling by bus, the bus conductor shall ensure that they possess RT-PCR negative certificates.

(vi) Deputy Commissioners of the Districts bordering Kerala i.e., Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu & Mysore and Maharashtra i.e., Belagavi, Vijayapura, Kalburgi and Bidar shall establish check posts & make arrangements to deploy necessary staff to ensure that all the vehicles ( driver, passengers, helper / cleaner) entering Karnataka are checked for the compliance of the above requirement.

(vii) Its mandatory for students & public visiting Karnataka daily for education, business & other reasons, to undergo RT-PCR test once in 15 days & possess the negative test report.

Permitted exemptions for negative RT-PCR certificate are as follows:

(i) Constitutional functionaries and health care professionals. (ii) Children below 2 years. (iii) In dire emergency situation (death in the family, medical treatment etc..).

the passenger’s swab shall be collected on arrival in Karnataka with t necessary details like phone number, address etc., duly verifying from his ID card. On receipt of the RT-PCR test report, further action will be taken. as per the State protocol.

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