Negative RT-PCR report not mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals entering Maharashtra

New changes in the travel protocol is valid for both, domestic and international flyers.

Authorities in Maharashtra have scrapped off the rule to produce negative RT-PCR test reports if passengers are fully vaccinated. Visitors that have received both doses of the anti-viral shot at least 15 days before travel and have the COWIN portal certificate to authenticate the same, do not require to produce the negative test reports for entry into the state. This new protocol is valid for both, domestic and international flyers, read reports.


Maharashtra relaxes COVID test validity to up to 72 hours

The Maharashtra government has relaxed its travel protocols in light of a BMC request to do away with the negative report norms at Mumbai airport for domestic travelers if they are fully vaccinated. The protocol was established by the civic body in May last year to ensure safe air travel during the pandemic crisis.

Passengers were expected to possess negative COVID RT-PCR test reports, conducted 48 hours before travel, to gain entry in Mumbai. The rule was applicable to people flying from Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajashthan and Kerala which were reporting an intense COVID spread.

Later the norm was extended to all flyers, irrespective of their travel origin. However, with the ebbing wave now, the state has a further relaxed interval of the test validity. Flyers who are not vaccinated can now produce COVID negative reports dated at least 72 hours before travel.

The COVID update:

With an aggregate of 61,97,018 coronavirus cases since the pandemic outbreak, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state across India. A fresh tally of 7,761 cases were added to the caseload here on Friday, while the death toll touched the 1,26,727 mark after 167 succumbed to the virus.

Capital Mumbai on the other hand, is showing positive trends with a continual dip in the number of new cases every day. Around 443 new detections were reported here in the last 24 hours. The daily toll stood at 11, clocking in a total of 15,678 virus-related casualties, as yet.

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