In fear of third wave, the West Bengal Government has revised its travel guidelines making all in bound flight passengers from Pune, Mumbai & Chennai to produce a mandatory RT-PCR negative report at the time of boarding. The test should be conducted within 72hrs of flight departure. This rule will come in effect from 8th August 2021.
Passengers from all the other cities, except the three, are exempted from RT-PCR report provided they have COVID-19 vaccination proof. If not, RT-PCR negative test report for test conducted within 72hrs of such flight departure at the time of boarding will be applicable.
In April 2021, Bengal government issued a directive to air passengers coming to the state from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chattisgarh to carry report of their RT-PCR negative status conducted 72 hours before boarding the flights.
However, these five states are now on green list.