Bangalore: As covid cases in the country ebb, the Basavaraj Bommai-led Karnataka government on Thursday decided to ease Covid testing rules for passengers travelling from Kerala, Goa. According to the new rules announced by the government, the passengers will no longer need to carry a negative RT-PCR report.
To recall, the Karnataka government had earlier imposed stern curbs to contain the spread of the virus. “In view of the current Covid-19 situation, the mandate of possessing RT-PCR negative test report shall be discontinued for those arriving from Goa and Kerala (airways, railways, road transport and personal vehicles),” read a government order. “However, those arriving from these states will have to present two dose/full dose vaccination certificate,” it added.
The state had given a similar waiver for travellers from Maharashtra last week.
In view of current Covid-19 situation, the mandate of possessing RT-PCR negative test report shall be discontinued for those arriving from the state of Maharashtra (airways, railways, road transport and personal vehicle),” read the earlier order. “However, the production of two dose/full dose vaccination certificate shall be continued with strict enforcement. The above-revised surveillance measures are notified herewith to be complied for arrivals from Maharashtra until further orders,” it added.