A new set of guidelines for all passengers travelling from Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa, arriving in Maharashtra, has led many to alter their travel plans.
As per an update issued by the Maharashtra state government, travellers entering the state from these four states via air, train, or road, will be required to produce a negative result of the COVID-19 test before boarding.
Here is all that you need to know about the new guidelines.
Domestic Air Travel
- All passengers travelling from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa will need to produce a negative RT-PCR report on arrival.
- The test should have been done less than 72 hours of the scheduled time of landing anywhere in Maharashtra.
- Passengers without a negative test report, will have to mandatorily undergo an RT-PCR test at their own cost at the respective airports.
- Only after undertaking the test will they be permitted to go home, and having submitted their contact information. If any of these test results are positive, the respective passengers will be contacted and treated as per existing protocol.
- Passengers arriving at Mumbai from any of the aforementioned states will be redirected to the test zone that has been set up near the baggage carousel, where the test reports will be checked or undertake the test upon arrival.
- Similar guidelines have been laid down for passengers travelling via trains. Maharashtra state has requested travellers to do an RT-PCR test 96 hours prior to their travel.
- Those who do no present a test report, will be screened for fever and body temperature at the railway stations in Maharashtra where they alight.
- Those displaying COVID-19 symptoms will have to undergo an antigen test, and if tested positive, will be admitted at the COVID Care Centre for further care, the cost of which will be borne by the passengers themselves.
- Passengers coming from Delhi-NCR, States of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa shall be tested for symptoms including body temperature by the land border districts.
- Passengers without symptoms will be allowed entry, whereas those who display symptoms will have the choice to return to recuperate.
- Those passengers who display symptoms shall be segregated and made to undergo Antigen Test. If they test negative, they will be allowed to travel further into Maharashtra.
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