The central government has notified states that there is no further need for RT PCR report for travelers who have received both doses of the COVID -19 Vaccines. The news has come as a great relief to Indian travelers and tourism industry. A couple of months earlier the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization ( NTAGI) also had suggested that a fully vaccinated person need not be required to carry a negative RT PCR report to travel within India.
Noting that several states are insisting on such certificates even after full vaccination, the government said that the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) had concluded in May that if a person is fully vaccinated, there shouldn’t be a requirement for a negative RT-PCR test report for travel.
However many states have diverse rules in place for passengers coming from states like Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
Also, from August 8, passengers flying to West Bengal from Pune, Mumbai and Chennai will be required to produce negative RT-PCR reports issued no longer than 72 hours from departure.