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Covid-19 Guidelines in Maharashtra Covid-19 Guidelines in Kerala

India has been swept by a second wave of COVID-19, and several states have enforced restrictions on movement. Delhi has imposed a lockdown, while Maharashtra has strict curbs in place. There are states like Uttarakhand, where the RT-PCR test has been made mandatory to enter the state border.

For your convenience, here is the latest list of state-wise rules and restrictions that you must keep in mind, should you be planning to travel from, or to, any of these states.

Maharashtra

Maharashtra has extended its already-stringent COVID-19 curbs from April 22, 2021, till May 15, 2021. Here are the details.

Is there a lockdown? – Not officially, but there are strict curbs on daytime movement, and a night curfew in place

Night Curfew Timings – 8:00 pm to 7:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, required for all air or rail passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Kerala

What You Should Know Before Visiting Maharashtra:

Domestic air passengers are required to have a confirmed return ticket bearing a date "within 7 days" of arrival to avoid quarantine.

Air travellers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan or Kerala will have to produce a COVID-19 negative certificate from the RT-PCR test conducted from an ICMR/ State Govt approved lab within 72 hours from arrival (landing time). In the absence of negative report, the RT-PCR shall be conducted on arrival at airport at your cost.

All rail travellers arriving in trains originating from or halting at Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan or Kerala will have to produce a COVID-19 negative RT-PCR certificate issued by an ICMR/ State Govt approved lab within 96 hours from arrival. In the absence of a negative report, a rapid antigen test is to be carried out mandatorily on arrival at railway stations at your cost, if you are symptomatic.

Road travellers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan or Kerala will be allowed if they are asymptomatic at the time of arrival. Antigen Test is to be carried out mandatorily on arrival at land border at your cost if you are symptomatic.

Guidelines for traveling within Maharashtra:

Only government employees and healthcare workers are permitted to use local trains, metro and monorail services. In Mumbai, authorities have introduced a colour-coded sticker system to enforce the strict monitoring of vehicular traffic and prevent people from venturing outside unnecessarily. 

State-run bus service providers will continue operating services for essential category workers. They shall ply at 50% of their capacity with no standing passengers.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Maharashtra, visit –

https://arogya.maharashtra.gov.in/

 

Kerala

Kerala on Thursday has announced a statewide lockdown from May 8-16 to fight the surge in coronavirus cases.

Is there a lockdown? – Yes, from May 8

Night Curfew Timings – 9:00 pm to 5:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Yes, register on https://COVID19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/ for E-Pass

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, mandatory for tourists from all states/UTs

What You Should Know Before Visiting Kerala:

All travellers flying to Kerala from any other State or UT should carry negative RT-PCR test reports. The test should have been conducted from an approved lab within 48 hours before the arrival time.

In case the traveller (flying to Kerala) is not carrying a negative test report, the RT-PCR Test will be conducted at the time of his/ her entry into the State and he/she will have to remain in isolation till the report is out. Travellers who will not undergo the test will have to remain in isolation for 14 days.

Upon arrival, passengers are also required to show their e-pass to the Health Officials at airport.

For more on COVIDCOVID-19 Guidelines in Kerala visit - https://health.kerala.gov.in/guidelines.html

 

Karnataka

The Karnataka government on Monday, April 26, imposed a 2-week  lockdown that comes into effect from April 27 and will remain till May 12, 2021.

Is there a lockdown? – Yes

Night Curfew Timings – 9:00 pm to 6:00 am

Weekend Curfew - 9:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am on Monday

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, mandatory for tourists from Kerala or Maharashtra

Guidelines for traveling within Karnataka:

 Metro trains will remain closed

Public and private buses, passenger vehicles will not be permitted during the lockdown.

Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles permitted for emergencies.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Karnataka visit –

https://COVID19.karnataka.gov.in/english

 

Tamil Nadu

As around 20,000 coronavirus cases are being recorded in Tamil Nadu daily, the state government has tightened the lockdown relaxations between May 4 and May 20.

Is there a lockdown? – No, strict curfew

Night Curfew Timings – 10:00 pm to 4:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – You can apply for an E-pass at https://tnepass.tnega.org under “Tourist” category, if you are not travelling from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh or Puducherry. For persons travelling to hill stations, permission will be required from the District authorities

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for international passengers as well as for travelling coming from Kerala or Maharashtra.

What You Should Know Before Visiting Tamil Nadu:

Both local and outstation tourists shall not be permitted at all the tourist places like Nilgiris District, Kodaikanal and Yercaud.

If you are symptomatic at the time of arrival into the state, mandatory testing shall be conducted at your cost.

All international passengers are to carry negative RTPCR report conducted from a recognized lab within 72 hours from their arrival time.

Symptomatic passengers shall be isolated and health protocols will follow.

If you are coming from the Middle East, UK, Brazil, South Africa or Europe, you will also have to undergo compulsory testing at arrival and have to be under home quarantine for minimum 7 days, if found COVID-negative. Other respective health protocols will follow for those who test positive.

Guidelines for traveling within Tamil Nadu:

Standing passengers are not allowed in buses.

Inter-district travelers do not need an e-pass. However, people travelling to popular tourist spots like Kodaikanal, Nilgiri, and Yercaud within Tamil Nadu need to register on e-pass portal.

The intra-state travel will remain suspended during the restricted during night curfew.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Tamil Nadu visit –

https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/

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Uttar Pradesh

Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh will go under complete lockdown starting April 30 evening till 7 am on 4 May, 2021. Here’s what we know so far about the official response.

Is there a lockdown? – Yes

Night Curfew Timings – 8:00 pm to 7:00 am

Weekend Curfew -Yes, 8:00 pm (Friday)  to 7:00 am (Monday)

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Not required

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Uttar Pradesh visit – http://dgmhup.gov.in/en/Covid19Docs

 

Delhi

Delhi is one of the worst-hit places in India in the second wave (fourth wave in the case of Delhi) of COVID-19. In order to break the chain, the union territory has imposed a lockdown till May 3. Here are full regulations.

Is there a lockdown? – Yes

Night Curfew Timings – 10:00 pm to 5:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – No

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Yes, apply for E-pass on www.epass.jantasamvad.org

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, Passengers arriving from Maharashtra need a valid RT-PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours from the time of departure

What You Should Know Before Visiting Delhi:

Those arriving in Delhi from states that have seen a recent surge in cases will be subjected to a random sample collection on arrival. It is also mandatory for passengers to home quarantine for 7 days.

In case your result is positive, you can continue to quarantine at home or move to a hospital.

People can travel from stations and airports to residence —a valid ticket will be adequate justification to travel.

For the residents of Delhi that visited the Kumbh Mela, quarantine for a period of 14 days after arrival is mandatory.

Guidelines for traveling within Delhi:

Those looking to move around will need an e-pass.

Fleet cabs like Ola and Uber will operate, albeit with reduced seating capacity.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Delhi visit –

http://health.delhigovt.nic.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_health/Health/Home/COVID19/

 

West Bengal

West Bengal has imposed a partial lockdown in the state from May 2, 2021. Under this, the markets in the state have been allowed to function for only five hours every day - 7-10 am and 3-5 pm.

Is there a lockdown? – Yes, partial lockdown

Night Curfew Timings – Yes

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for all air travelers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in West Bengal visit –

https://www.wbhealth.gov.in/pages/corona/guideline

 

Rajasthan

In view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, a month-long state-wide curfew has been imposed in the state starting Thursday, April 22. The state decided to impose Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code from April 22 till May 21, 2021.

Is there a lockdown? – Curfew (Section 144) has been imposed, which means no assemblies of 4 or more people are allowed.

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for all travellers entering into Rajasthan from any other State/UT

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Rajasthan visit –

https://COVIDinfo.rajasthan.gov.in/office-orders.aspx

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh’s COVID-19 curfew has extended till April 30. Here are the full regulations applicable to travellers.

Is there a lockdown? – A curfew is in place

Night Curfew Timings – 10:00pm to 6:00am

Weekend Curfew – 8:00pm Friday to 7:00am Monday

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Not Required

What You Should Know Before Visiting Madhya Pradesh:

All travellers from Maharashtra entering any of the MP State border districts are to undergo 7 days quarantine.

As far as international travellers are concerned, hotels and resorts (including Club Mahindra) have been asked to share the guests’ details with the local authorities.

In case any of our guests faces any health problem during their visit to the Kanha Resort, local authorities will be intimated.

All symptomatic persons arriving in Mandla district are to undergo COVID-19 tests and will have to remain in quarantine till the report is received.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Madhya Pradesh, visit - http://www.health.mp.gov.in/en/COVID-19-orderscircularsdirectives-guidelines

 

Gujarat

The state of Gujarat hasn’t imposed a lockdown, but night curfew has been imposed in cities like Ahmedabad, Junagarh, Nadiad, Bharuch, Rajkot, Jamnagar. There are also rumours of state authorities considering a lockdown soon. Here’s what we know so far.

Is there a lockdown? - No

Night Curfew Timings – 8:00pm to 6:00am (Ahmedabad, Junagarh, Nadiad, Bharuch, Rajkot, Jamnagar)

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for all travelers entering the state from any other State/UT

What You Should Know Before Visiting Gujarat:

Travellers will have to undergo basic screening at state entry points.

Passengers flying to Gujarat who don’t carry negative RT-PCR certificates will be tested and detained till their test results are out (which will take about 6–7 hours). They will need pay for the COVID-19 test conducted at the airport.

On-arrival (by flight) testing facility is not available at the Rajkot and Vadodara Airports.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Gujarat visit  -

http://gujhealth.gujarat.gov.in/corona-virus-guidline.htm

 

Uttarakhand

In a major decision, the state government on Tuesday decided that the night curfew across Uttarakhand along with lockdown on every Sunday. Weekend lockdown is imposed in areas falling under Dehradun Nagar Nigam. Besides, on weekdays, the markets will close at 2:00pm. Here are all the regulations.

Is there a lockdown? – Partial lockdown

Night Curfew Timings – 7:00 pm to 5:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Yes, register on http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for persons traveling from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi or Rajasthan

What You Should Know Before Visiting Uttarakhand:

Spa and Swimming pools are prohibited in the state.

Markets will close at 2:00pm every day.

Guidelines for travelling within Uttarakhand:

All modes of public transport, bus, auto-rickshaw, cabs, and other services will operate with half seating capacity.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Uttarakhand visit –

https://health.uk.gov.in/pages/display/140-novel-corona-virus-guidelines-and-advisory-

 

Himachal Pradesh

Restrictions will be imposed in Himachal Pradesh from May 7 to May 16 to check the spread of Covid-19.

Is there a lockdown? – Curfew-like restrictions

Night Curfew – Yes in Kangra District (8:00pm to 6:00am)

Weekend Lockdown – Yes, only in Kangra District

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Required for tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan or Punjab

What You Should Know Before Visiting Himachal Pradesh:

Travellers will have to undergo basic screening at state entry points

Government and private transport vehicles will be allowed to ply with 50 percent occupancy.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Himachal Pradesh, visit –

http://hptdc.in/index.php/COVID_guidelines/

 

Keep watching this space for regular travel-related updates from different states of India on the novel coronavirus. 

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Goa

The state of Goa has extended its lockdown from April 29 till May 10, 2021. Here are the full details.

Is there a lockdown? - Yes

Night Curfew Timings – 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt.? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Not Required

What You Should Know Before Visiting Goa:

Travellers will have to undergo basic thermal scanning at the state entry point

In case any of the travellers exhibits sickness or COVID-19 symptoms, the state orders that they must undergo COVID-19 tests at the designated centres (cost to be borne by the travellers).

Travellers will also be requested to submit self-declaration forms

Guidelines for traveling within Goa:

Public transport buses will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

No restrictions yet on using travelers using private cars or trains.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Goa visit - https://www.goa.gov.in/COVID-19/

 

Puducherry

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Puducherry has announced a complete lockdown in the Union Territory from April 23 (Friday) night till April 26 (Monday) morning. Here’s all you need to know.

Is there a lockdown? – From April 23 to April 26 (morning)

Night Curfew Timings – 10:00 pm to 5:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not Required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Not Required

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Puducherry visit –

https://puducherry-dt.gov.in/COVID-19-2/

 

Sikkim

The north-eastern state of Sikkim currently has no lockdown in place. However, there are curbs on movement at night. Here’s what you need to know about the regulations in Sikkim:

Is there a lockdown? – No

Night Curfew Timings – 10:30 pm to 6:00 am

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Yes, all travellers are to register themselves at the state government portal under the “Tourist” category and obtain Travel Cards.

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for all travellers entering into the State from any other State/UT

What You Should Know Before Visiting Sikkim:

Check-in will not be allowed between 10pm to 6am and there will be prohibition as to movement of vehicles from 10.30pm till 6am.

All tourist travelling to Sikkim must have pre booking with the accommodation units and must have the travel card issued from the State Portal after registration as a Tourist, which he/ she will have to carry along with the ID Proof.

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Sikkim visit –

https://www.COVID19sikkim.org/

 

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

The two Union Territories are seeing a gradual rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. However, currently, only Diu has imposed night curfew. Here’s what we know so far.

Is there a lockdown? – No

Night Curfew Timings – Diu (8:00am to 6:00pm)

Are Tourists Allowed Entry by the State Govt? – Yes

Registration or E-Pass Requirement – Not required

Mandatory RT-PCR testing for travelers – Yes, for all the international travelers as well as the travelers from Maharashtra or Gujarat

For more on COVID-19 Guidelines in Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli visit –

https://nidm.gov.in/COVID19/

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