Second Wave of Covid – Travel Guidelines for the Different Indian States and UTs

As India is dealing with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, many states, and Union Territories UTs) have put some travel restrictions in place. Therefore, if you are planning to travel to any of the Indian states or UTs for business or pleasure,

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    Here is the list of guidelines that you must follow for these specific destinations:

    • Andaman and Nicobar Island: If you are traveling to Andaman and Nicobar island Union Territory, you must have to carry a negative test report of the RT-PCR test issued by any ICMR – verified laboratory. This test must be taken within 48 hours.
    • Assam: If you are the one who is arriving from Bengaluru or Mumbai to Assam, you need to carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test done at least within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Bihar: If you are arriving from Maharashtra, Punjab, and Kerala to Bihar, you have to carry a negative test report of RT-PCR which is done within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Chandigarh: If you are planning to travel to Chandigarh, you have to register to the COVA Punjab app and download the Aarogya Setu app on your phone.
    • Delhi: If you are arriving from Maharashtra to Delhi, you must carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test that is done within 72 hours.
    • Goa: Goa has not announced any restrictions related to COVID-19. All you need to do is to download the Aarogya Setu app on your phone.
    • Gujarat: If you are traveling to Gujarat from any of the Indian states or UTs, you must carry a negative test report of RT-PCR that is done within 72 hours of your arrival. If you are going to Surat, you have to carry the SMC Covid-19 tracker app.
    • Himachal Pradesh: If you are planning to travel to Himachal Pradesh from Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, and UP, then you must carry a negative report of RT-PCR that is obtained within 72 hours before entering.
    • Jammu and Kashmir: If you are going to Jammu and Kashmir and are defense personnel, you do not have to provide anything. However, if you are not defense personnel, you have to provide a negative report of the RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Jharkhand: If you are arriving from any state of the country to Ranchi airport, you have to carry TRUENAT/ RT-PCR negative test report from any lab that is ICMR approved taken within 72 hours before arrival.
    • Karnataka: If you are arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chandigarh, and Punjab to Kerala, you have to carry a negative test report of the RT-PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Kerala: If you are traveling to Kerala, you need an e-pass that is obtained from the COVID-19 portal of the state.
    • Ladakh: If you are planning to go to Ladakh from any Indian state or UT, you have to carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you do not bring a negative test report of RT-PCR, you have to undergo a mandatory seven days of home quarantine.
    • Madhya Pradesh: For traveling to Madhya Pradesh, it is compulsory to carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test performed within 48 hours of arrival.
    • Maharashtra: If you are traveling to Maharashtra from Delhi/ National Capital Region (NCR) Goa, Rajasthan, and Gujarat, you have to carry a negative report of the RTPCR test that is performed within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Meghalaya: If you are traveling to Meghalaya from any state or UT of the country, you must have to carry a negative test report of the RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival. With this, one has to register for an e-invite on the official website of Meghalaya before entering this state.
    • Odisha: If you are planning to go to Odisha from any of the states or UTs of India, you must have to carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival.
    • Rajasthan: If you are traveling to Rajasthan from any Indian state or UTs, you need to carry a negative report of the RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival to this state.
    • Tamil Nadu: Planning to travel to Tamil Nadu? You are needed to register on the website of this state and get an e-pass for the same.
    • Uttarakhand: Since Kumbh Mela is ongoing in Haridwar, the state government of Uttarakhand has made it mandatory to carry a negative test report of RT-PCR test carried within 72 hours of arrival to enter this holy city. However, if you are going to the hills of this state it is advised to keep a negative RT-PCR test report.
    • Uttar Pradesh: If you are going to Lucknow, then you have to provide a negative RT-PCR test report performed within 72 hours of arrival to this city. However, for all other districts, if you are arriving from Karnataka or Maharashtra, you have to present a negative RT-PCR report.
    • West Bengal: If you are traveling to West Bengal (Kolkata) from Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana, you have to provide a negative RT-PCR test report performed within 72 hours of arrival.

    The Final Words!

    Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases during this deadly second wave, most of the state governments of India have imposed certain travel restrictions on travelers. These restrictions are imposed to curb the coronavirus infection spread. Above we have mentioned these restrictions as per various states and UTs of India. So, check these before traveling to any of these places.

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