West Bengal makes RT-PCR mandatory for unvaccinated travellers

West Bengal government said that the new rule will be implemented with immediate effect.

The West Bengal Trinamool Congress government led by Mamata Banerjee has made it mandatory for air travellers flying into West Bengal will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test if they are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 disease.

The West Bengal government has written to the Union Civil Aviation ministry that the rule will be implemented with immediate effect and applies to both commercial and non-commercial flights.

The Home Secretary BP Gopalika of West Bengal wrote a letter to secretary of Civil Aviation PS Kharola in regards to the new COVID-19 rule for air passengers.

As per the latest guidelines issued by the West Bengal government, a negative RT-PCR test report of Covid-19 disease done within 72 hours before flight departure or a certificate that shows they are fully vaccinated is mandatory for all passengers coming to West Bengal.

West Bengal's overall COVID-19 cases increased to 15,18,847 on July 19 as 666 new cases were registered in the state.

Currently, there are 12,759 active cases of Covid-19 disease in the state and its fatality count increased to 18,011 with 12 more patients succumbing to the contagious virus.


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