Negative COVID report mandatory for those travelling to Karnataka from Kerala
Negative COVID report mandatory for those travelling to Karnataka from Kerala

Karnataka government has issued new guidelines mandating all those coming from Kerala to the State to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours, with people travelling by flight, bus, train or taxi. The new order issued by Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, was in the back drop of new Delta Plus variant cases reported in certain districts of Kerala.

The order said, "Airlines should issue boarding passes only to those passengers carrying RT-PCR negative certificate not older than 72 hours".

The order added that those vaccinated with both the doses of COVID-19 shall be permitted in the state without a negative COVID report.

The guidelines say that the bus conductors shall check the negative RT-PCR report before letting the passengers board the bus. It also asks Railway authorities to ensure all the passengers travelling from Kerala to Karnataka should posses a negative COVID-19 report.

Meanwhile, the order clarified, “It is mandatory for all students and public visiting Karnataka daily for education, business, and other reasons, to undergo RT-PCR test once in 15 days and possess the negative report.”

Karnataka on Wednesday reported 3,382 new Covid-19 cases and 111 more deaths. This took the caseload up to 28,43,810 while the death toll reached 35,040, the health department said. The number of active cases is now at 76,505. As many as 12,763 patients recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 27,32,242.

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