The Maharashtra state government has announced new guidelines and imposed restrictions for travellers entering the state from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa via air, train, or road.
Reportedly, all those entering from the aforementioned four states will have to undergo RT PCR test before boarding any flight to Maharashtra. Further, only those who are able to provide a negative COVID report will be allowed to board a flight.
Also, those travelling by trains will be required to produce COVID-19 certificates before boarding, or will be required to undergo tests at the boarding stations/airports at their own cost.
As per a notification issued by the Maharashtra state government, “The passengers travelling in flights from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report on landing at airports in Maharashtra. The test should have been done 72 hours prior to the scheduled journey.”
For Domestic Travel
All domestic passengers from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa will need to produce a COVID negative test report on arrival. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been requested to check the report before allowing the passengers to board the flight.
The test should have been done not less than 72 hours of the scheduled time of landing in Maharashtra.
Those without negative test report, will have to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test at their own cost at the concerned airports.
The passengers will be allowed to go home only after undertaking the test. All the contact information and address of the passengers who underwent the tests at the airport will be collected by the airport operator.
Those whose report comes positive will be contacted and treated as per the existing protocol.
Those travelling via road
The concerned District Collectors of land border districts will be responsible for ensuring that the passengers coming from the said states are for symptoms including body temperature.
Those without symptoms will be allowed entry, whereas those with symptoms will have the option to go to their home to recuperate.
Those with symptoms will be made to undergo Antigen Test. If the result comes negative, the passengers will be allowed to travel further.
Passengers found COVID-19 positive shall be sent to COVID Care Centre (CCC) for further care, the cost of which shall be borne by the passenger.
Those travelling via railways
All passengers entering Maharashtra by trains originating from the said states will be required to carry RT-PCR negative test report with them.
The test should have been done not less than 96 hours before their scheduled arrival in Maharashtra.
Those without RT-PCR test negative report will be screened for symptoms and body temperature at the respective railway stations.
Passengers without symptoms would be allowed to go home.
Passengers displaying symptoms will be required to undergo Antigen test. If the result comes negative, passengers will be allowed to go home.
Those found COVID-19 positive, will be sent to COVID Care Centre (CCC) for further care, the cost of which shall be borne by the passenger themselves.