West Bengal Makes Negative RT-PCR Report Must on Arrival For Passengers From 4 States
Kolkata: Taking preventive measure against the rising cases of coronavirus, the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for air passengers to produce negative RT-PCR report on arrival from four states such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana.
According to a notification issued by the state's health department, passengers should undergo RT-PCR tests within 72 hours of the flight departure.
“In view of the increasing trend of COVID cases in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana and in continuation of earlier order issued last August, this is to inform you that the state government has decided that from February 27, all passengers coming to the state from the four states shall mandatorily carry a COVID negative RT-PCR report,” it said. Necessary instructions to all the airlines would be issued in this connection, it added.