In view of up surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Chandighar, as per the references : (1). Circular No: HFW 84 ACS 2021, dated: 22.3.2021. (2). ICMR, Dept. of Health Research, MoH& FW, Gol, Advisory for COVID 19 testing during the second wave of the pandemic. Dated:4.5.2021., it was made mandatory for the passengers to possess RT-PCR negative report (not older than 72 Hrs) while arriving to Karnataka.
Concerned Airways were made responsible to comply the same. Further, necessary arrangements were made at Airports for verifying the RT-PCR Negative Report and collection and testing the samples for those who arrive without the above said report, so as to prevent the further spread.
As per the reference of ICMR, Dept. of Health Research, MoH& FW, Gol, Advisory for COVID 19 testing during the second wave of the pandemic. (Dated:4.5.2021) cited and considering the current situation, it is now instructed to stop the process of verifying the RT-PCR Negative Test Report for individuals arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Chandighar.
However, it is mandatory that those with COVID -19 symptoms should carry a RT-PCR Negative Test Report. Further, the airport authorities shall continue to ensure that the travelers strictly comply with the COVID Appropriate Behaviour in the interest of Public Health.