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After several months of Covid-related travel restrictions, the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka opens all border roads to Kerala for inter-state commute. Keeping in mind the safety concerns, it is mandatory for the daily commuters to follow the regulations related to COVID-19 norm. Referring to the opening of the border roads, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner K V Rajendra announced that the commuters would have to get monthly passes for their daily travel from the local gram panchayat, municipality or town panchayat. The commuters need to record the details at the checkpost on entering and exiting the border. Moreover, they would have to go through a medical check-up as well as screening at the checkpost.
Things To Be Kept In Mind Before Planning To Travel
- Pass Requirement: If someone from Kerala wants to stay in Dakshina Kannada, they are required to get a pass from Seva Sindhu App and mandatorily travel via Talapady and Jalsoor checkposts and ofcourse follow the quarantine guidelines of the Karnataka Government.
- COVID-19 Test: While allowing passes for inter-state travel, Kasaragod district administration has made COVID-19 test compulsory for commuters once in 21 days for inter-state travel
- Safety & Security: Remember to carry masks, hand sanitizers and other basic things like gloves and disinfectant to ensure a safer trip
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Meanwhile it is also announced by KSRTC that they will start inter-state bus services during the Onam season, that is, August 25 to September 6. As Karnataka opens all border roads to Kerala for inter-state travel, Kerala breathes a sigh of relief and it also lifts the spirits of many daily commuters.
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