Karnataka Not Requires Negative RT-PCR Test Reports From Passengers. Karnataka Govt on Friday has issued a circular and scrap the rule of mandatory negative RT-PCR test report from passengers arriving in the state.
State Health Department of Karnataka has earlier made the COVID-19 negative report mandatory for all passengers who arrive from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh, irrespective of the mode of travel.
“Now, as per the ICMR’s advisory on COVID-19 testing during the second wave and considering the current situation, the process of verifying the RT-PCR negative test report for individuals arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh has been stopped.” stated a circular issued by Karnataka Government.
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“However, it is still mandatory that those with COVID-19 symptoms should carry an RT-PCR negative test,” the circular mentioned.
Due to the high surge in COVID 19 cases in India, many states have imposed fresh restrictions on inter-state travel and made it mandatory for visitors to produce negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports for entry.