State Government’s Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra replaces the Unlock-4 quarantine requirement for travelers, and issues new guidelines for visitors traveling especially from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa. The travelers will now have to provide negative test results for Covid-19 before boarding flight or train, and go under temperature checkers if entering by road. These Maharashtra travel guidelines also impose the 72-hour testing time for certificates to ensure seamless tracking of the number of cases in the state.
For Domestic Travel By Air
- The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will request a negative Covid-19 test result from all domestic passengers on arrival. Passengers who fail to produce a copy will not be able to board their flights as per the latest Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra.
- Those who don’t have a negative test report can undergo testing at the airport for an RT-PCR, after which you will be able to go home or wait at the airport for a rescheduled flight.
- The test must be done 72 hours before the departure of your flight, and must not exceed this duration at the time of arrival/departure at/from the airport.
- If the test comes back positive, passengers will be taken to the secure COVID Care Centre (CCC) for implementation of the given protocol under the recent Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra.
For Travel By Train
- All travelers entering the state by train will be required to submit a copy of the negative RT-PCR under Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra which must not exceed the 96-hour time limit before their arrival at the state border.
- Those without the negative test report will undergo a mandatory temperature screening after which passengers with no symptoms will be allowed to go home. All symptomatic passengers will be required to take an antigen test. If negative, passengers will be allowed to leave the station.
- Those who test positive at the railway station will have to undergo mandatory procedures imposed by the COVID Care Centre (CCC), and the cost of which will be borne by the passenger in accordance with the Maharashtra travel restrictions.
For Travel By Road
- The respective district District Collectors of the land borders will be responsible for regulating the number of people entering the state by requesting a negative RT-PCR test report that was taken within 72 hours before their arrival as per the recent Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra.
- In absence of the report, the traveler will undergo mandatory screening for temperature and symptoms, after which the authorities will determine the health status and allow further travel only if there are no visible signs of the virus.
- If symptoms are visible, the traveler can either choose to go back home and undergo quarantine or take an antigen test to determine the presence of the Covid-19 virus. If the test comes back negative, the traveler will be allowed to enter the state border. If positive, COVID Care Centre (CCC) under the latest Covid-19 travel advisory for Maharashtra will impose the mandatory protocol upon their arrival according to the new travel guidelines.
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