Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has made it mandatory for all rail passengers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra to furnish a negative RT-PCR report which is not older than 72 hours at the time of their arrival in Karnataka. This is applicable for all passengers irrespective of their vaccination status.
On arrival at the destination station, if the passengers are found without proper RT-PCR negative report, the state government will take action, including sending them to quarantine, COVID-19 testing, and other such measures. However, a few people are exempted like Constitutional functionaries and their spouses, healthcare professionals, children below two years, and any other such persons mentioned by the concerned state government.
To know more about the protocol in the destination state, passengers are advised to visit the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website (http://contents.irctc.co.in/en/stateWiseAdvisory.html) before commencing their journey.
Passengers travelling in long-distance trains are also requested to check the advisory and follow COVID-19 appropriate behavior for their safety and the safety of others.