26th August, 2021 , New Delhi :
The Health Ministry has issued a revised guidelines to States and Union Territories on Wednesday, has said that there shall be no restrictions on inter-State travel by air, rail, water, or road. The guidelines are issued for domestic travel -flight/train/ship/ bus inter-state travel.
According to the ministry, the revised guidelines have been issued following a “declining trajectory of COVID cases across the country after a peak in reported cases during mid-May as part of the second wave”. It added that in case RT-PCR or RAT tests are required prior to entry into a State, as notified by the State government, it must be publicised widely to maximise traveller convenience. As per the revised guidelines, asymptomatic persons who have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 15 days having elapsed since the administration of the second dose, and are in possession of the final vaccination certificate issued through the COWIN portal, may be exempted from mandatory requirement of possessing a negative RT-PCR report or RAT test on their entry into a State.