Kerala New RT-PCR Rule For Inter-State Travelers: Details – Govt of Kerala on Tuesday extended the validity of the RT-PCR negative test report which is required for all passengers are coming to Kerala from outside the state.
As per the existing rules, a negative RT-PCR report taken within 48 hours before entering Kerala is mandatory for all passengers, but now this has been relaxed.
As per the latest guidelines issued by the Govt. of Kerala on Tuesday (May 11, 2021), inter-state travelers can carry RT-PCR certificates taken within 72 hours before the start of the journey.
According to existing order, If any traveler is unable to produce a negative RT-PCR test report he/she needs to undergo compulsory 14-day hotel quarantine till they get the RT-PCR test after arrival. In the latest guidelines issued by the state govt, there is no clarity on whether the RT-PCR certificate is mandatory to enter Kerala and if the quarantine rule continues to exist, or whether COVID test will be done at the time of entering the state.
As it used to be before, all travelers are mandated to register in the COVID 19 Jagratha Portal while entering the state.
Due to the increasing COVID cases in the country, many states are imposing new guidelines for passengers entering via rail, road or air.