If you’re travelling to Maharashtra now from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa or Gujarat, you will have to produce a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report not older than three to four days before your arrival. The implementation of the same will start from November 25 and will apply to rail, road and air transport. Those who do not carry the COVID negative certificates will have to get tested upon arrival, at their own costs. The Maharashtra government has taken up this measure fearing a second wave of coronavirus cases post-Diwali. Maharashtra had also banned Garba and Dandiya events on Navratri this year amid the pandemic.
Air Passengers Not Carrying COVID Negative Report To Pay ₹1400 At The Airport
To combat the spread of COVID-19, Maharashtra has mandated negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report for all incoming travellers in the state via road, rail or air from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa or Gujarat. Air passengers who will show the RT-PCR negative reports will be allowed to proceed to their destinations. Those not having the reports will have to undergo the test by shelling out an amount of ₹1400. According to The Indian Express report, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar has stated, “Passengers shall carry the Covid negative reports. If they do not carry, then they will be tested upon their arrival at the airport. If their report is positive they will be put in institutional quarantine as per norms.” The airport will arrange for testing centres. Meanwhile, here are some details about the new curfew rules in Indian states.
COVID Negative Certificate Mandatory For Rail And Road Passengers Too
Rail passengers coming to Maharashtra with a negative report will be allowed to proceed. Those without the reports will have to undergo body temperature scanning. If symptoms are found, they will have to undergo an antigen test. Also, the authorities will screen passengers coming by road from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat for symptoms. Passengers with symptoms will need to undergo antigen tests. Those testing positive will have to go to COVID Care Centres. People refraining to take the test can either go back or they will be transferred to the COVID Care Centres.
On November 23, Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar has hinted on the possibility of a complete lockdown or implementation of restrictions in the next eight days, after a meticulous study of the coronavirus cases in the state. Maharashtra has reported around 1.78 million cases so far with nearly 46,653 deaths. The virus is still spreading. So, try to stay at home as much as possible. Meanwhile, here’s a look back at the hustle-bustle of Mumbai during the pre-COVID days: