As a second wave of the pandemic sweeps over the country and state governments scramble to put in place measures to curb the spread, stringent restrictions on domestic travel have made a return. Gujarat has joined the list of states in India requiring their COVID-19 negative test report from anywhere in the country.
Visitors need to furnish the report on arrival into the state as well as before boarding their flights in the states they may be flying from, with airlines being directed to ensure the latter.
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Notably, in the last few days, several passengers arriving into Gujarat without a negative RT-PCR report have had to provide test samples prior to leaving the airport premises.
The Health Department’s latest ruling makes it mandatory to carry a negative test report not older than 72 hours. The notification has directed all airlines to ask for the report before departure itself.
Failing to produce the report would mean passengers will have to undergo a test at the airport itself (paid for by themselves) and wait for the report before proceeding further into Gujarat…