Rules for air passengers: Indian states and their quarantine rules

Some states ask for a 14-day quarantine even for COVID-19 negative citizens while some states ask for RT-PCR test results before traveling to and from different states.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 May 2021 12:00 PM GMT
Rules for air passengers: Indian states and their quarantine rules

Hyderabad: With many states in the country under lockdown while some remain open, rules for air travelers changed as per state. Some states ask for a 14-day quarantine even for COVID-19 negative citizens while some states ask for RT-PCR test results before traveling to and from different states.

Here is how states have formulated rules for flyers from 21 May, 2021.

Andhra Pradesh: All asymptomatic passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. All passengers are required to register themselves on Spandana website www.spandana.ap.gov.in.

Delhi: Passengers originating their journey from any city/airport in Maharashtra to Delhi will require an RT-PCR negative report from ICMR accredited labs done within the last 72 hours. Passengers found without a negative report will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days.

Kerala: Travelers from other states to Kerala shall carry an RT-PCR negative certificate taken 72 hours before the start of the journey. Those undertaking RT-PCR tests on arrival shall be put in isolation till the report is available. All asymptomatic passengers to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers visiting Kerala for less than seven days are exempted from home quarantine provided they obtain an entry pass for the short visit from the Jagratha portal, https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/home/shortVisit.

All passengers arriving at Kerala must have a valid e-pass after registering their details in the state's COVID Jagratha portal, without which the passenger will not be permitted to exit the airport - https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/home/addMedicalEmergencyPass.

Karnataka: It is compulsory for passengers arriving from Punjab, Chandigarh, Kerala and Maharashtra to carry a COVID negative report from an ICMR approved lab not earlier than 72 hours of arrival into the state of Karnataka.

Maharashtra: It is mandatory for passengers to carry a negative RT-PCR report made not earlier than 48 hours before the time of entry into Maharashtra. Passengers without the report will not be permitted to board the flight. All passengers who intend to stay in Maharashtra for a period of seven days or less shall be exempted from mandatory quarantine. Such passengers will have to share the details of their return/onward journey. Other passengers will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days. To seek exemption from home quarantine, it is mandatory to upload the request online at https://portal.mcgm.gov.in, before traveling. Application sent for exemption via emails will not be accepted.

Tamil Nadu: COVID testing will be done to symptomatic persons coming from Maharashtra and Kerala. Flyers must go through the mandatory seven days of home quarantine and seven days of self-monitoring for all passengers arriving from Maharashtra and Kerala. Asymptomatic passengers from other states, apart from Maharashtra and Gujarat must undergo home quarantine for 14 days. It is mandatory for passengers to have a TN e-pass by registering on https://tnepass.tnega.org before their travel.

Goa: It is mandatory for all passengers arriving from outside Goa to be in possession of an RT-PCR negative report from an ICMR accredited lab done within the last 72 hours.

Bihar: Flyers from Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala and Delhi are required to carry an RT-PCR test done 72 hours prior to departure. All passengers arriving from Delhi, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will be tested for COVID-19 and those found positive shall be directed to follow the SOP issued by the health department, the government of Bihar.

Chhattisgarh: Passengers are required to carry a RT-PCR negative report made in the last 96 hours or a full vaccination certificate for both doses. Those without above documents will be tested on arrival and should remain in home isolation till the report is available.

Gujarat: No RT-PCR test required for domestic travel for healthy individuals at any of the airports in Gujarat.

Haryana: All asymptomatic passengers arriving at Haryana will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

Himachal Pradesh: All asymptomatic passengers arriving from all states will be exempted from quarantine if they are carrying a COVID negative certificate through the RT-PCR test or TRUNAAT t/CB NAAT test done by an ICMR authorised lab issued not earlier than 96 hours from the time when the sample was taken. Also, asymptomatic passengers arriving from cities with a high prevalence of COVID will have to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine, followed by seven days of home quarantine.


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