Central govt requests states to skip mandatory RT-PCR for fully vaccinated

The comes after states like West Bengal asked for RT-PCR reports from travellers arriving via Mumbai, Pune and Chennai

The central government on Thursday informed the state governments that there is no need for the Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) certificate for the travelers who has taken both the doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Tourism minister G Kishan Reddy said that the ministry has requested states and Union territories to allow double vaccinated people to enter the state who are not carrying RT-PCR reports.

 

The decision comes after several states like West Bengal asked for RT-PCR reports from travellers arriving via Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.

 

Goa has made mandatory testing of travellers from Kerala. Himachal pradesh has made a compulsory need of negative COVID reports from 13 August.

 

Several states have shown a rise in the cases of coronavirus. Currently, the number of active cases in India are 3,94,663.

 

The tourism market in India is suffering heavily due to the pandemic. The government is trying to normalise the situation by easing some rules of intra-state transport regulations.

 

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